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How to Measure Your Futures Trading ROI (return on investment)


The following article on Futures Trading ROI (return on investment) is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

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There is a plethora of metrics you can use to measure almost every aspect of your futures trading. Too many, perhaps. You can measure volatility in a given market. You can even apply similar metrics to your trading performance and equity returns. You can measure risk-to-reward, profit factor, and even mathematical expectancy. You can use the sharpe ratio, sortino ratio, sterling ratio, and MAR ratio and more if you so choose. You can even find some way to assess your trading psychology for whatever that’s worth. Does any of it make a difference? Sometimes yes, sometimes no.

At the end of the day, however, all that matters is how much more or less sits

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NOTICE: Temporary Change to Opening Times for Sugar, Coffee, & Cocoa – Effective: Oct 28 – Nov 1


Attention Traders,

Please be aware: For the week of Mon OCT 28 thru Fri NOV 1, 2019, the ICE Futures US Exchange is implementing temporary changes to the open times for Sugar No. 11, Coffee “C” and Cocoa futures and option contracts. This temporary change to the referenced times for these products is due to the end of British Summer Time on Oct 27, and will last until the end of US Daylight Saving Time on Nov 3.


On each day in this period the Opening times for these contracts will be:

Sugar No. 11 – 3:30 am Chicago time

Coffee “C”     – 4:15 am Chicago time

Cocoa            –  4:45 am Chicago time

Other trading times for these products – including the Pre-Open time, the Daily Close of Trading, and the Daily Settlement Window for Sugar No. 11 and Coffee “C” contracts – remain unchanged during this

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How to Read Level II Market Data | Analyzing Trading Activity on the DOM


The following article on Level II Market Data is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

Are you trying to switch to DOM trading? Do you wish to use the data on the DOM to complement your futures trading on the charts?  This article will explain the hidden details behind the flashing numbers that you see on your DOM. Read on to get a better understanding of the Level II data and learn a simple strategy on how to read level II data in order to identify market direction.

What is Level II Market Data?

First, let’s go over what we call Level I.  At its core, Level I displays the best bid-offer-volume quotes in real-time. Some call it Top of Book.  On the other hand, Level II, also known as Order

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