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Confessions of Unsuccessful Futures Traders & The Lessons You Can Learn From Their Mistakes


This article on Futures Trading Lessons and Mistakes is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

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Do not fear mistakes. Use them to fuel your trajectory of improvement. Successful futures traders may vary in approach, background, knowledge, and capital, but they do have one thing in common, they have made plenty of futures trading mistakes. When you do make mistakes, try to “fail small,” so that no matter how frequently you fail, it will never bring you to the risk of ruin.

Have you seen the 2003 disaster film The Core? In a nutshell, the earth’s core stopped rotating. Without rotation, the earth’s magnetic shield is shot, threatening human life with the prospect of extinction as solar radiation roasts the planet. A handful

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Futures Hedging Strategies to Protect Your Stocks during Market Downturns


This article on Futures Hedging Strategies is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

Many experienced investors and traders use the futures market to hedge their stock portfolios against market downswings. Futures can give you the advantage of weathering downturns in a manner that is efficient and cost-effective. Hedging futures strategies are scalable, meaning you can hedge a portion to 100% of your stock market exposures.

Futures trading may be popular among active traders who want the freedom to go in and out of positions for short-term gains without having to maintain a $25,000 balance in their accounts (an SEC pattern day trading requirement).

Futures trading is also

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How to Trade Options on Micro E-mini Futures | A Complete Strategy Guide


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CME Group have announced the launch of Options on Micro E-mini S&P 500 and Micro E-mini Nasdaq-100 Futures There are hundreds of options trading strategies that you can use to take advantage of different scenarios. Micro E-mini Options strategies can range in complexity. It is important to know exactly how to calculate your potential risk and reward before engaging in any Option trades. Armed with solid options strategies, you can now explore more ways than just one to take advantage of these markets.

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How to Spot Day Trading Chart Patterns | DON’T Let Fake Patterns Creep into Your Futures Trading Ideas


This article on Day Trading Chart Patterns is the opinion of Optimus Futures. Stats presented have not been verified across all Futures contracts, and should only provide a rough guide as a reference. 

Reading trading patterns and being able to distinguish a solid setup from a fake one is critical to successful day trading and swing trading. When it comes to identifying “fake” day trading chart patterns, it’s not the patterns you should be looking at but the underlying conditions which can easily “turn” patterns from reliable to unreliable. To deal with disrupted patterns, it helps to know the odds with regards to failure rate, pullback

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The Benefits of Day Trading Futures | 14 Skills and Attributes Successful Traders Develop Over Their Trading Career


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

Day trading futures is as much a mindset as it is a discipline. Developing day trading skills is as much a mental game as it is a matter of accumulating knowledge. Day traders respect “risk” and know it as intimately as possible, like a partner (whether it’s coming from the market, from oneself, or out of pure randomness).

Day trading is an advanced topic, especially when it comes to day trading futures (leveraged instruments that are inherently riskier than most non-leveraged assets). You should definitely know something about day trading in general, but you

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