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Futures Vs Forex | How Micro Futures Changed the Game for Retail Traders


This article on Futures Vs Forex is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

Forex markets are the most liquid in the world.

George Soros famously made $1 billion in a single day betting against the British Pound in 1991. (An outlier performance by all means)

Yet, many retail traders and investors ignore this market entirely for a variety of reasons including:

Brokers who may trade against their clients Some Jurisdictions with a “relaxed” regulatory environment Over-the-counter nature of the market Wide spreads High initial margins

Forex Futures solve many of these problems.

Yet, they simply don’t offer enough flexibility for an average retail trader.

That’s why Forex micro futures was a game-changer.

Retail traders and investors now enjoy

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How to trade US interest rates using the CME Group’s new Micro Treasury Yield futures contracts


This article on interest rate futures is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

The CME Group’s new Micro Treasury Yield Futures contracts offer an inexpensive way to participate in the treasury markets.

And it couldn’t come at a better time.

Treasury futures allow traders and investors a way to speculate and hedge their portfolios.

Yet, retail clients were left out of the mix until recently.

Micro Treasury Futures are an incredible development for retail traders. We now have flexible tools that allow us to hedge and speculate without the huge price swings of regular treasury contracts.

In the last decade, interest

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Identify Trading Tools You No Longer Need


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

Clutter breeds confusion – the last thing any trader wants.

Profitable trading requires discipline.

Hanging onto old trading tools isn’t just a waste of time and resources, it can also impair your profitability.

In this article, we dive into the why and how of a trading tool audit.

You may not realize how much you are missing.

Why you should perform a technology stack audit

Think of a truck driver.

A speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, and clock are essential to job performance.

What about a weather

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Best Swing Trading Strategies for Futures Traders


This article on Swing Trading Strategies is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

Swing trading can be an effective and less stressful approach to seeking short-term profits. When swing trading, you can determine how much you will likely make or lose within a given trade. Swing trading setups are based on anticipation and calculation, not quick reaction and impulse.

What is Swing Trading?

Swing trading is a short-term trading strategy in which a trade’s duration can last from a day to a few days before its closure.

The difference between swing trading and day trading goes far beyond its durational characteristics:

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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

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