Posts Tagged Under: traits of successful traders

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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Build a Portfolio of Traders in TradingView


Tradingview is not only a great web based charting platform, but the social and member-oriented aspect of it allows you to connect with other traders and learn from more experienced traders as well.

We will now show you how to leverage Tradingview’s social functions to build a portfolio of traders that you can learn from and improve your own trading potentially.


Step 1: Finding the traders with a positive expectancy 

First, you need to make sure that you follow the right people. For that, it’s usually good to go through the top authors and look for the traders with the largest following and also the most reputation points (green number at the right).

In Tradingview you can go through the top authors by week, month and of all time. Here you only need to pre-select some potential candidates and we will show you afterwards how to make sure you follow the right traders.

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