4 Simple MACD Strategies for Futures Traders

 

This article on MACD Strategy is the opinion of Optimus Futures, LLC and is not intended to be trading advice.

4 Simple MACD Strategies for Futures Traders

Although moving averages can help us gauge trends, they aren’t really designed to give us specific entry points to go long or short. Some traders like to use two moving averages, a faster and a slower one, hoping that a “crossover” would be more effective in generating trade signals.

Sometimes it works. Sometimes, perhaps more often than not, it fails badly, producing lots of “whipsaw” movement.

There has to be a broader context from which to view crossover data. Hence, the Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD, pronounced Mac D)—a variation of the moving average crossover

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How to Use MACD for Day Trading

 
 

This article on MACD settings for Day Trading is the opinion of Optimus Futures, LLC and is not intended to be trading advice.

How to Use MACD for Day Trading

The smaller the time frame, the more market noise factors into your trading environment. Since MACD can lag, as all moving average crossovers do, it might help to combine it with another indicator to confirm the probability of the price movement. VWAP and Super Trend indicators are two tools that can be effective in confirming bullish and bearish breakouts.

As a day trader, your aim is to capture short-term profits, usually in the form of just a few

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How to Use MACD for Swing Trading

 
 

This article on MACD settings for Swing Trading is the opinion of Optimus Futures, LLC and not intended to be trading advice.

How to Use MACD for Swing Trading

Swing trading is a type of trading that targets the short-term to medium-term trend in any financial instrument. The trade generally lasts over a period of a few days to a few weeks.

While swing trading can expose you to overnight and weekend risk, it also might allow you to catch bigger trend movements and, potentially, larger returns.

In another article, we introduced the MACD and provided examples of how a longer-term trader

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Optimizing Your Trading Screen Setup Based on Your Trading Style

 
 

This article on Trading Screen Setup is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

An efficient trading screen (aka workspace) with the least visual noise is integral to developing any successful trading approach. Each individual/trading style will have a unique workspace depending on their goals and preferences.

Check out our ideas for different trading styles below to give you a head start on customizing your own workspace. All the work-spaces you see here are available on Optimus Flow as customizable templates.

To access the pre-built screen setups below, Download Optimus Flow, navigate to the Workspace Manager >

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10 Price Action Trading Secrets to Level-Up Your Trading Game

 
 

This article on Price Action Trading Secrets is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

10 Price Action Trading Secrets

If you’re a trader who’s been around the block a few times, any mention of “trading secrets” may sound a bit salesy and suspicious, and for a good reason (every trading system vendor or so-called “guru” has a “secret” you won’t find anywhere else…so they say).

When we think of “trading secrets,” we tend to imagine them to be something like ultra-sophisticated methods or proprietary concepts, new ideas and approaches that can give a trader some edge over those who don’t yet

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