The Top 10 Optimus Futures Trading Articles of 2019


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Traders, it’s that time of year again. It’s hard to believe another year has flown by. So to help everyone catch up, we put together this list of the Top 10 Futures Trading Articles of 2019 from the Optimus Futures Blog.

1. When is the Best Time to Trade the E-Mini Futures?

If you’re a day trader, you probably trade E-mini Futures, as it’s one of the most liquid futures contracts on the market, and one of the most efficient markets in the global economy. This article explores whether there is an optimal time to trade the ES, and if so, when.

2. How to Identify Imbalance in the Markets with Order Flow Trading

Order flow trading is a method that attempts to anticipate price movement based on the current orders that are visible on both the buy and sell side. How many bids are being placed versus asks? This post will help you understand how order flow works and how the interplay between the Depth of Market and Market Orders dynamically form the order flow process.

3. Micro E-Mini Futures – Everything You Need to Know

In this post, we talk about the Micro E-mini Stock Index Futures launched this year by the CME Group. First, we will cover the basics; What are micro E-mini stock index futures? What are the contract specifications? What are the margin requirements? And then we will dive into the potential benefits of trading micro e-mini futures.

4. How to Become a Professional Futures Trader

This article is for the vast majority of retail futures traders who are just getting started, hoping to grow a relatively modest amount of capital into a consistent stream of income. This piece focuses on those dedicated traders, many of them newbies, who want not only to learn how to trade futures, but who also want to rise up in the ranks of their own personal standards from dabbler to serious trader to independent professional.

5. Five Behavioral Traits of Successful Futures Traders

How do you define success when it comes to trading futures? What makes a successful futures trader? In our opinion, there is only one-win condition: that over time, your gains are significantly larger than your losses.

6. How to Trade with Support and Resistance Levels

Support and Resistance levels are concepts that are so fundamental to technical analysis that any lack of understanding in their formations and indications may serve a major impediment to any trader’s technical progress. This article covers the basic concepts surrounding support and resistance and provides actionable tips on how to use support and resistance levels in your day trading.

7. Is Scalping Futures A Sustainable Trading Strategy?

Scalping is a trading strategy that involves capturing profits from small price movements–as small as one to a few ticks. In order to make a profit, you often have to execute a substantial amount of trades a day. This post looks at how scalping works, how you can scalp trade e-mini futures, some popular scalp trading indicators as well as actionable strategies you can apply to scalp trade in the futures market.

8. Tax Advantages of Trading Futures Vs. Stocks

Trading futures does have certain tax advantages, and that’s what we’ll cover in this article. There are a few benefits that just might work in your favor, so pay attention.

9. Desktop vs. Web-Based Futures Trading Platforms

Have you ever asked yourself: “Should I stick with a desktop-based futures trading platform, or should I opt for browser-based execution?”. They both have their pros and cons, so it’s a matter of what you are willing to give up in order to get what you need. This post goes over the key differences you should consider as a trader.

10. How to Use Bollinger Bands in Futures Trading

Bollinger Bands are indicators used to help monitor the volatility levels of a futures contract. When combined with other indicators, such as the RSI and price-volume analysis, as well as fundamental analysis, traders are provided with a powerful tool to potentially help make well-informed technical trading decisions.

Bonus. What to Look for When Selecting a Futures Trading Platform

Selecting a futures trading platform begins with you as a trader–your experience, your needs, and your goals. This blog post goes over several important platform functionalities you should consider and how each functionality may help or hinder your own trading characteristics.

Now tell us what you think?

Share with our Community below the links to your favorite trading articles, blogs, videos, podcasts and more from us or around the web. Your suggestions help us decide what to focus on and write about next year. Thanks for reading, and have a great 2020!

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