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What to Look for When Selecting a Futures Trading Platform

What to Look for When Selecting a Futures Trading Platform
 

This article on What to Look for When Selecting a Futures Trading Platform is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

Your choice of futures trading platform is a critical decision that can enhance or diminish your overall trading performance. After all, your platform is your main gateway to the markets at large. From the exchanges that offer various market products to the individual traders across the globe who facilitate the transactional flow of the markets, your platform is the interface that allows you to engage this world of activity with just a few clicks and keystrokes.

But contrary to what some traders might think, a trading platform may not necessarily make you a better or worse trader, though it can amplify the knowledge and skills that you already bring to the table. So, when selecting a futures trading platform, start with yourself first– your skills, your knowledge, and your needs.

In other words, don’t

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How to Find a Practical Trading Method that is Right for You

 

Practical

I always tell my customers about the importance of methodology and risk management as well as how picking the right combination of platform, low latency datafeed and overall trading infrastructure can build a solid foundation. But if I had to do it all over again, I would add one more piece of advice; stay practical.

I understand the excitement that comes with entering into the trading world for the first time. You come across many sites, forums, Twitter accounts and they all claim to have the perfect formula. But consider that both successful and unsuccessful traders are given equal weight when it comes to dishing out advice online. Whether practical, real or theoretical value, it may all sound the same without the proper context.

Let me provide you

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