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The Art Of Taking A Trading Position – A Complete Guide On How To Enter, Manage And Exit A Futures Position


This article on futures trading position is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

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“Tell Me and I Will Forget; Show Me and I May Remember; Involve Me and I Will Understand.” Confucius (ca 450 BC)

This article is about the art of taking a trading position. The instruction here is limited in terms of its ability to “involve” you in the process, as the Confucius quote says above. The best it can do is to walk you through the process. This is just one way to approach taking a position. One way that it might work for certain traders.

Hopefully, it will be informative, covering all of the bases. Ultimately, you can take what you learn here and adapt it to your own trading approach.

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Trading Futures During the Holidays | Positioning Yourself for the Potential Year End Christmas Rally


This is the opinion of Optimus Futures. Please read the disclaimers below the article discussing the risks of futures trading and seasonal based trading. Enjoy!

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Futures traders who trade stock indices — Dow Jones Industrial Average (YM, MYM), the S&P 500 (ES, MES), Nasdaq (NQ, MNQ) or the Russell 2000 (RTY, M2K) — may benefit from an annual “anomaly” that takes place most of the time at the end of the year. Timing and position sizing is key along with risk management, should the seasonal occurrence not materialize. Although not a predictor, this annual pattern may be consistent enough not to bet against.

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dxFeed Partners With Optimus Futures To Deliver Market Data To Optimus Flow


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dxFeed, a leading provider of data services for the Capital Markets industry, and Optimus Futures have partnered to deliver full market depth and low-latency historical data for the CME, NYMEX, COMEX, CBOT and EUREX exchanges.

dxFeed’s market data and data management solutions is now fully integrated with the Optimus Futures trading platform – Optimus Flow, a combination that provides day traders with a high-standard data for their charts and DOM, along with fast execution.

Optimus Flow’s modern and easy-to-operate trading interface appeals to both beginner and experienced traders alike due to its advanced features and ability to configure custom set-ups and start trading in minutes. Now

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How to Trade the 2020 Presidential Election


This article on How to Trade the 2020 Presidential Election is the opinion of Optimus Futures. This article is for general discussion, and we do not encourage anyone to trade during times that the markets could display above average volatility, high ranges, and where substantial gaps may occur.  Trade at your own risk.  

How to Trade The 2020 Election

Most people find themselves flustered when trying to trade the outcome of a US presidential election. Traders and investors are often operating on assumptions and historical patterns that are irrelevant. Don’t give too much credit to bipartisan politics when creating your 2020 election trading strategy; they make

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Futures Trading Setups for Quick Targets | Recurring High Probability Trades


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

There is an abundance of trading setups available–hundreds, all with multiple variations. But not all are easy to identify, not all are frequently recurring, and not all aim for quick and easy targets. In contrast, that is what we’re going to talk about here. Futures trading setups that are easy to identify, that aim for (relatively) quick targets, that recur on a regular basis, and most importantly, that can be considered high-probability trades.

“Quick” Depends on Your Time Frame

The term “quick trade” or “fast trade” can easily sound like a “scalp.” For

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