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How Lack of Trading Discipline is Killing Your Performance and the Steps You Can Take to Improve It


This article on Trading Discipline is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

Imagine, if you will, two traders. One trader holds a superior trading strategy and ample capital resources to make it work. But he lacks discipline. The other trader has a mediocre system, fewer capital resources, but superior trading discipline. The non-disciplined trader has everything going for him, except for himself; whereas the disciplined trader has a few things working against him, but his ability to remain disciplined serves as his core strength.

Who might end up becoming the more successful trader? The answer is that it all depends on a few other things: the ability to adapt to situations, the smarts to assess what’s working and what’s not, and the “discipline”

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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

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



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

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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

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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.


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