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Footprint Charts | A Futures Trader’s Guide to Volume Analysis 


This article on Footprint Charts is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

A Futures Trader’s Guide to Volume Analysis

Key Points:

  • Footprint or ‘Cluster’ Charts analyze transactional volume inside a given timeframe.
  • This analysis looks at the interaction between buyers and sellers to uncover opportunities.
  • Footprint charts come in several flavors including bid/ask, volume profile, and delta.
  • Strategies for trading with footprint charts include stacked imbalances, unfinished auctions, and high volume nodes.
  • Traders can open a free account for 30-days and immediately access Optimus Flow’s numerous footprint charts and analysis tools along with unlimited simulated trades.

What is it that moves price up and down?

That simple question underpins footprint charts.

Most traders and investors are familiar with candlestick and line charts. These visual

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Micro Gold Futures | How to Trade Physical Gold in Smaller Increments


This article on Micro Gold Futures is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

Nearly 50 years ago, Nixon upended global gold markets.

Facing inflation, high unemployment, and risk to US gold reserves, in 1971, President Nixon instituted several measures dubbed the “Nixon shock.”

The most important of the resulting actions was the suspension of the direct international convertibility of the US dollar into gold.

Effectively, the gold standard, which directly linked a country’s currency to a fixed exchange rate for gold, was over.

Following this divorce, gold and currency have generally held an inverse relationship, leading some traders to use gold to hedge against currency and other risks during times of uncertainty.

While standard gold contracts are a staple amongst large asset managers, the size and leverage

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How a Trading Journal Can Make You a Better Trader


This article on Keeping a Trading Journal is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

A trading journal provides an unbiased review of your trades and performance.

It’s one of the few tools that touches on many important keys to long-term success: education, strategy, discipline, and practice.

Yet, many traders aren’t sure where to start or what it should look like. Even if they have one, most don’t know what they should get out of it.

Those that actually start journaling struggle to stick with it.

In this article, we explain what a trading journal is, what it should do for you, as well as a guide on how to create your own.

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Order Flow Trading Platform | Optimus Flow


This post was updated on September 28th, 2021 to reflect Optimus Flow’s FREE pricing plan.

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. Gain unique market insight by using the Order Flow Surface and find the most

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Micro Nasdaq Futures | Everything You Need to Trade Big Tech


This article on Micro Nasdaq Futures is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

Micro Nasdaq Futures

Did you know that technology stocks significantly outperformed the rest of the market in the last decade?

A few stats before we start:

Over the last 5 years, the S&P 500 returned 104.36% In the last decade, 290.10%.

The Nasdaq 100 returned during that same time period 215.92% and 612.19%. 

(Past performance is not indicative of future results)

While you could go out and buy the Nasdaq 100 ETFs or individual stocks, there are more capital-efficient ways, in our opinion, to trade and invest in big tech.

A way that uses leverage but on a smaller, more flexible scale for retail traders.

Micro E-Mini Nasdaq 100 Futures.

In this article, we’ll cover

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