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Benefits of Trading Micro Crude Oil Futures vs Standard Oil Futures


This article on the benefits of Trading Micro Crude Oil Futures is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

Micro futures can help new or small traders reduce their risk exposure enough to test out new strategies or make the transition from simulated trading to trading in a live market. The smaller sizes that micros offer can help traders customize their position size. Hedging a commodity ETF is another potential benefit of micro futures, particularly for investors whose equity positions are too small for a standard contract size.

Perhaps you’re an investor who needs to protect a modest position in an oil or energy ETF, and placing a hedge with a smaller crude oil futures contract might be the

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What is the Best Age to Day Trade?


This article on best day trading age is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

Best day trading age

Is there an ideal time to begin learning how to day trade the markets? Should traders and investors take a more conservative approach the older they get? Age may or may not be a significant factor when it comes to trading success.

A popular market adage says that the youngest traders and investors are the ones most capable of taking on greater market risks. This is because the younger you are, the more you’re able to withstand losses due to market downturns, bad

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End-of-day Trading Strategies | How to Trade at Market Close


This article on End-of-day trading strategies is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

End-of-day trading strategy

End of Day trading strategies are simple, easy, and often more practical to execute. Developing a strong end of day strategy, however, can be difficult. End of day strategies can be used for both day trading and swing trading.

In 1987, a year fated to undergo one of the most harrowing market crashes, a successful but still up-and-coming trader by the name of Larry R. Williams took the futures trading world by storm, sealing his stature in market history and occupying a space alongside other legendary

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How Lack of Trading Discipline is Killing Your Performance and the Steps You Can Take to Improve It


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

Imagine, if you will, two traders. One trader holds a superior trading strategy and ample capital resources to make it work. But he lacks discipline. The other trader has a mediocre system, fewer capital resources, but superior trading discipline. The non-disciplined trader has everything going for him, except for himself; whereas the disciplined trader has a few things working against him, but his ability to remain disciplined serves as his core strength.

Who might end up becoming the more successful trader? The answer is that it all depends on

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How to Stay Objective With Your Trading Strategy in the Era of Meme Stocks


This article on Objective Trading Strategy and Meme Stocks is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

Objective Trading Strategy

Meme stocks appear to be the latest “craze” in retail trading–and that’s what makes it so dangerous for those who don’t know what they’re doing. When trading meme stocks, understanding the true objective behind the trade might help you better manage your risks and set your profit targets. Trading on gut instinct or FOMO is perhaps the worst thing you can do when trading meme stocks.

Last January, you began hearing online chatter on GameStop (GME) originating from a relatively obscure subReddit feed

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