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Market Replay | How to Practice Your Futures Trading Strategy Risk-Free


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Market Replay Platform

Key Points

Very few testing methods, save Market Replay software, can simulate the stress and time crunch of live market futures trading. A Market Replay platform can decrease a trader’s learning curve by allowing him or her to select, manipulate, and repeat the time experience of historical trading situations. The ability to stop market time without seeing what comes next may be a valuable tool for traders eager to analyze not only the markets but also their own thoughts, reactions, and forecasts concerning market action that has not yet unfolded.

We all know that futures trading is a risky endeavor. So, before you risk your money on your next great trading idea–be it a

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Best Order Flow Indicators To Spot Buying and Selling Pressure in Futures Markets


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Best Order Flow Indicators

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When we trade a financial asset, we often rely on charts to identify market opportunities. We identify patterns that might give us a better sense as to where price might be heading. Our charts are like “maps,” indicating potential headwinds, tailwinds, critical levels, and turning points.

On every chart, price and time tend to be the dominant features. Indicators, though important, are variable and supplemental. Although “volume” is sometimes

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Top 3 Technical Trading Strategies Every Futures Trader Should Know


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Top 3 Technical Trading Strategies Every Futures Trader Should Know

Key Points

There are hundreds of technical indicators out there. Too many, in fact, and enough to cause ‘paralysis by analysis.’ This post is intended to show three technical trading strategies that can offer a quick, easy, and efficient approach to trading the futures markets effectively. Many traders spend too much time experimenting with various technical indicators, or parameter settings. Our goal is to simplify a trader’s technical trading strategy down to three key indicators or systems. Candlesticks are a system on their own; frequently revealing turning

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Order Flow Trading Platform | Optimus Flow


Optimus Futures is very excited to announce the launch of our brand-new trading platform – Optimus Flow.

Optimus Flow is our signature trading platform with a groundbreaking trading interface using analytical panels for enhanced visual display, better technical analysis and fast order execution. Trade from a single command center with an intuitive and flexible toolbar to create, save and manage your personal trading environment.


Optimus Flow’s professional volume analysis tools looks at the distribution of the trading volume at each price level to detect imbalances between buyers & sellers.

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Trading Futures in a Bear Market | What NOT to Do When Facing Unprecedented Market Volatility


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Futures Trading Bear Markets

If this is your first bear market, then you might find yourself a bit stunned by the turbulence that’s been hitting the markets over the last few weeks. This is especially the case if you’re a short-term trader. You see, the 2008 financial crisis didn’t happen quite this fast, and the volatility, though quite bad, wasn’t this bad. The crash that comes closest in recent history is probably the 1987 stock market crash, though the initial plunge (and the bear market to follow) was short-lived.

Right now, the markets won’t find

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