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What Are The Best Futures Markets To Day Trade In 2020?


The following article on The Best Futures Markets To Day Trade In 2020 is the opinion of Optimus Futures

Best Futures Markets to Trade

As a trader, you know that not every strategy will suit your style or match your goals. While at the same time, you also know that not every futures market will match your trading strategy.

For instance, if your strategy needs high intraday volatility, then 30-Year Treasury bonds might not work as well as, say, the S&P 500. If you are a position trader who prefers a highly-liquid instrument with a tendency to trend smoothly, then grains might be preferable to, say, cocoa or lumber.

It all depends on the qualities or characteristics you find preferable in a given futures contract. So, in other words,

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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.


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How to Trade with Support and Resistance Levels


The following article on How to Trade with Support and Resistance Levels is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

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 has two general goals: first, it aims to cover the basic concepts surrounding support and resistance; and second, it aims to provide a few tips on how to use support and resistance levels in your trading.

What Are Support and Resistance Levels?

Support and resistance points at which price trends reach a temporary limit, either to

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How to Measure Your Futures Trading ROI (return on investment)


The following article on Futures Trading ROI (return on investment) is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

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There is a plethora of metrics you can use to measure almost every aspect of your futures trading. Too many, perhaps. You can measure volatility in a given market. You can even apply similar metrics to your trading performance and equity returns. You can measure risk-to-reward, profit factor, and even mathematical expectancy. You can use the sharpe ratio, sortino ratio, sterling ratio, and MAR ratio and more if you so choose. You can even find some way to assess your trading psychology for whatever that’s worth. Does any of it make a

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How to Read Level II Market Data | Analyzing Trading Activity on the DOM


The following article on Level II Market Data is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

Are you trying to switch to DOM trading? Do you wish to use the data on the DOM to complement your futures trading on the charts?  This article will explain the hidden details behind the flashing numbers that you see on your DOM. Read on to get a better understanding of the Level II data and learn a simple strategy on how to read level II data in order to identify market direction.

What is Level II Market Data?

First, let’s go over what we call Level I.  At its core, Level I

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