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Does Your Trading System Account for Different Market Conditions?

 

This article on Limitations of a Single Trading System is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

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Technical futures traders invest significant time and resources in crafting a reliable trading system that can help them extract consistent results from their favorite market (or markets) while continually indulging in research and development to further enhance and improve the method.

In this post, we will highlight the limitations of relying on a single trading system by looking at the recent price action on the Crude Oil and S&P500 Emini futures markets.

Your ‘Edge’ vs Your Trading System

If you happen to be actively involved in trading communities and social groups, you may have noticed that traders that seem to possess a decent amount of trading knowledge and experience often refer to the

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

 

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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 with a

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How do successful Futures traders choose trading platforms?

 

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When it comes to trading futures, selecting the right trading platform is a critical component to your overall trading strategy. In this article, we go over the features experienced traders look for, discuss the evolution of trading platforms, and how to select the right one to future-proof your trading style in an ever-changing electronic landscape. This article is my opinion. Your experience may be different. Please feel free to share your own trading platform selection process in the comments section below.

Based on my years of observation as a broker, most successful traders utilize approximately 10% – 15% of the features available on any given platform. In fact, I would dare to say that the majority of successful traders do not even know how

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How to Trade With Indicators the Right Way

 

Indicators can be a great addition to your trading methodology. But they can also ruin even the best trading approach if you don’t know how to use and / or combine them with other tools in efficient ways.

In this article, we provide you with a realistic view of trading with indicators, how to choose the right one and which indicator mistakes to avoid.

 

Do you know your edge and trading strategy?

The biggest mistake traders make is that they try to be in the market and find trades all the time. The professionals, on the other hand, know exactly which market circumstances favor their trading approach and then choose their tools accordingly.

If you are a trend-following trader, you should look at momentum indicators and stay away from oscillators. When you are a range trader, on the other hand, momentum indicators won’t improve your trading and you have to pick from oscillators.

Using

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How to navigate through drawdowns like a professional

 

The cardinal sin of trading is changing a trading method as soon as you run into your first losing streak. Many traders get easily frustrated and demotivated when they encounter a string of losses. Even though this is a natural behavior, behaving correctly in times of adversity is important for your longevity as a trader. The points in this article will help you deal with losing streaks more effectively along with tips to help you navigate through drawdowns like a professional.

 

Is your method really broken? 

This is the starting point during every losing streak. First, you have to rule out the possibility that it is you who is causing the losses. More often than not, it’s not your trading method that is to blame and the trader is the weakest link. Thus, we recommend going over your most recent performance and take the time to audit your trades. Take a look

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