This article on How to Take Your Futures Trading Strategy from a Demo Account to Live Trading is the opinion of Optimus Futures
Many traders who develop their own trading strategies often go nowhere despite their best efforts. Most often fail due to reasons that are entirely preventable:
- Some traders are simply too afraid to go live, so they spend months to years “perfecting” a system in simulation that will likely be destroyed in a few minutes of live trading.
- Other traders who go live may end up terminating their live testing too soon upon experiencing a drawdown, a situation that may prevent them from giving their system a fair chance.