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Pivot Point Trading Strategies | Everything You Need to Know


This article on Pivot Point Trading is the opinion of Optimus Futures

Pivot Point Trading Strategies Everything You Need to Know

The Evolution of Pivot Points

Before the 1990s, electronic charting systems were not widely available. They’ve been around since the 1970s, and some of the bigger financial institutions had them, but when it came to trading in the commodity pits, most traders used the old-school system: open outcry.

But even the older approaches had their own set of old-school technologies. And some of those technologies were adopted in the current digital age of trading.

One such “technology” is the system of pivot points.

Although pit traders had no access to charting systems while on the floor, many used pivot points to identify Read More

Building a Winning Trading Plan Template


This article on Trading Plan Template is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

trading plan template

Many experts in trading will suggest, and we agree, that a trading plan is the first step toward potential profitability for a day trader. The following is a roadmap for creating your own unique trading plan. Be sure to download our free customizable trade plan template here to get started.

What is a trading plan template?

Trading is a business like any other. A trading plan template will provide you with a business plan style template to outline your goals, edge, the markets you will trade, and your risk management strategy.

Why it matters

  • A trading plan will provide you with insight into your personal strengths and

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A Day in the Life Of A Futures Trader


This article on Life of a Day Trader is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

A Day in the Life of a Futures Trader

The life of a futures day trader can be exciting and challenging. You don’t have to answer to a boss, commute anywhere, and can set hours for as long or as short as wanted.

And while it’s not easy, very few professions allow you to potentially write your own ticket.

You can feel on top of the world when you’re making money. On the other hand, when you’re not (and there will be times you don’t, perhaps more than times that you do) it can be lonely, frustrating, and outright demoralizing.

Optimus has been in the futures industry for years. We

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