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Interview with Sam Beckers: Full Time E-Mini S&P Trader and CTA


Matt Zimberg interviews Sam Beckers, a Full-Time E-Mini S&P Trader and Money Manager that has been with Optimus Futures for many years, both as a customer as well as a Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA). We thought that Sam’s realistic approach to trading the E-mini S&P contract could provide some perspective on the challenges of day trading, constructing a method and execution.

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Trading futures and options involve substantial risk of loss and are not suitable for all investors. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. The risk of loss in trading commodity interests can be substantial. You should therefore carefully consider whether such trading is suitable

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Trade Exits – How You Should Execute It As a Trader


Trade Exits Has To Be Part of Your Strategy

After a trader has learned to practice discipline when entering trades through the use of a trading plan and obeying his trading rules religiously when it comes to trading exits most traders have no idea what to do. Since most traders spent the majority of their time looking for trade entry methods, trade exits are usually always neglected and even though traders may be good at picking trade entries, not knowing how to deal with trade exits leads to inconsistent results and a variety of problems. Trade exits are arguably one of the more important aspects of trading since they determine the final outcome of a trade and the long-term success – or failure – of a trading system. The following two points describe the most common problems when it comes to trade exits: