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What Makes Traders Take Higher and Unnecessary Levels of Risk?


Almost every Forex and Futures trader that we have spoken to has admitted to, at some point, taking a trade outside their method and/or outside their risk tolerance.  We were curious to see what makes people take those types of trades and whether we can find ways to eliminate this negative behavior.

We engage in situations where we have to deal and assess the level of risk on a daily basis. Whether it’s crossing the street, getting in your car or making investment decisions and placing trades, your brain always analyzes the potential risk and reward tradeoff – but not always in the most rational ways. There are instances where you will be prone to taking higher risks than necessary.  In trading, this rarely ends well. In fact, the professionals want you to take these unnecessary risks.

You must also keep in mind that risk/reward evaluations also take place on a psychological

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Top 10 Trading Articles on the Optimus Futures Blog in 2015


Top Articles for Futures Traders

We dedicated a lot of time and resources to educating traders in 2015 by writing informative and educational trading articles. There were so many updates to our blog, people new to our site and/or services might not even know where to start! So to help everyone catch up as well as give our loyal readers a quick refresher, we put together this list of 2015’s most popular articles based on our Analytics.

Below, you’ll find helpful articles on trading psychology, indicators, charts, in-depth tutorials on backtesting strategies, and even full walkthroughs on important platforms features. Everything you need to start trading with an edge in 2016!


10. Trading Losses: an Honest Discussion in Trading Psychology

Realistically speaking, most new traders will acknowledge the fact that they will encounter losses and that not

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The Real Truth About Trading Psychology


Why Trading Psychology and Discipline Are Weak Excuses Promoted by the Industry?

The selling of psychology as a key aspect of trading is over rated.
Please, don’t misunderstand us. We are aware of the fact that the mental aspect of trading VERY important, but the whole trading industry has managed to convince you that our human instincts and psychology is hard-wired for trading failure. The words of fear and greed are omnipresent and always hovering over traders, explaining all mistakes and failure.

So you study all the common books about mastering the psychology of trading and how to deal with trading psychology more effective, spend a lot of money on webinars and seminars to make you more focused, but, at the end of the day, you don’t improve and your results still remain the same. You change to a different trading method, switch brokers, and start “fresh”—just to repeat the same thing

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How to become A Potentially Successful Day Trader


The following article presents 10 core principles and guidelines of potentially becoming a successful day trader. Most of them may seem very obvious and mentioning them may seem redundant, but breaking these 10 principles (or only a few of them) is what makes trading successfully almost impossible. Perform an honest self-check and see how many of them you break on a regular basis. Self-awareness if a very important trait of a professional trader.

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Disclaimer: Please keep in mind that this is just a guide and by all means does not encompass all the complexities that are related to futures trading. Following these rules do does not grantee success, while trading futures involves a substantial risk of loss. Do not trade with capital you can not

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Are Trading Educators worth the time and money?


The Four Key Elements to evaluating a Trading Method 

Trading Educators


We receive a lot of emails asking us about all the different trading methods offered and almost every inquiry comes with a concern based on a real life experience with a prior trading educator, mentorship, course and so on. Most of the traders we talk to were either disappointed or regret buying certain trading products, claiming that it did not deliver the satisfactory knowledge necessary to succeed in the market place.

We cannot verify each method taught, approach or outlook nor is it our place to decide whether the purchase was worth it or not. Individual experience may vary and there is no way to realistically quantify every method offered out there. On the other hand, we are fully aware of the overwhelming number

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