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Why Adapting to Changing Market Environments Can Make or Break You As a Futures Trader


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“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.”  – Albert Einstein

Like everything else in life, the market environment changes constantly. It’s easy to say that the trick to staying on top of these changes is to adapt. Adapt to change–a common sense solution, so it seems. But when you’ve got lots of leveraged cash at stake, adapting the wrong way–or sometimes, not adapting at all–can put you in a financially precarious situation.

Knowing how to adapt to a changing market is key to surviving or thriving in the futures market. And that’s what we’re going to talk about today.

Understand the Change Before You React to It

Let’s suppose you noticed a change in the

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The Perfect Trading Screen Setup For Day Trading Futures | A 10 Point Checklist


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The Perfect Trading Screen Setup For Day Trading Futures

This may seem like a strange analogy to some, but there are a few key similarities that we can draw between a day trader and a fighter pilot:

  • Both operate in risky environments (the trader assuming financial risk; and the pilot, physical risk).
  • Both functions rely on the speed and depth of observation, orientation, decision, and action (more famously known as the classic OODA Loop decision cycle); and
  • Both operators (i.e. trader or pilot) must handle their “platform” naturally and intuitively as if it were an extension of their own bodies.
The second bullet point above is key, as it tells you which characteristics are more attributable to the operators and which

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What Are The Best Futures Markets To Day Trade In 2020?


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Best Futures Markets to Trade

As a trader, you know that not every strategy will suit your style or match your goals. While at the same time, you also know that not every futures market will match your trading strategy.

For instance, if your strategy needs high intraday volatility, then 30-Year Treasury bonds might not work as well as, say, the S&P 500. If you are a position trader who prefers a highly-liquid instrument with a tendency to trend smoothly, then grains might be preferable to, say, cocoa or lumber.

It all depends on the qualities or characteristics you find preferable in a given futures contract. So, in other words, the “best market” to trade depends

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The Top 10 Optimus Futures Trading Articles of 2019


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Traders, it’s that time of year again. It’s hard to believe another year has flown by. So to help everyone catch up, we put together this list of the Top 10 Futures Trading Articles of 2019 from the Optimus Futures Blog.

1. When is the Best Time to Trade the E-Mini Futures?

If you’re a day trader, you probably trade E-mini Futures, as it’s one of the most liquid futures contracts on the market, and one of the most efficient markets in the global economy. This article explores whether there is an optimal time to trade the ES, and if so, when.

2. How to Identify Imbalance in the Markets with Order Flow Trading

Order flow trading is a method

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How to Trade with Support and Resistance Levels


The following article on How to Trade with Support and Resistance Levels is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

Support and Resistance levels are concepts that are so fundamental to technical analysis that any lack of understanding in their formations and indications may serve a major impediment to any trader’s technical progress. This article has two general goals: first, it aims to cover the basic concepts surrounding support and resistance; and second, it aims to provide a few tips on how to use support and resistance levels in your trading.

What Are Support and Resistance Levels?

Support and resistance points at which price trends reach a temporary limit, either to reverse or continue in the direction of the original trend. Why do prices reach this limit? Because demand has increased above supply (support),

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