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Becoming Your Own Trading Mentor | How to Analyze Your Own Trades


This article on Becoming Your Own Trading Mentor is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

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There is a real value to doubt–to not accepting the storehouse of knowledge that other people built before you. Should there be any flaws in its foundations–faulty and dilapidated–or should its interior be cluttered with junk, you will find yourself stuck, wasting time separating the good components from the bad; the useful from the useless stuff.

The upside is that you gain a certain degree of self-discovery leading to self-reliance and self-sufficiency. The downside is that you must build it all yourself with limited tools and resources at your disposal. But ultimately, it may be well worth the time and effort.

In the futures market, this boils

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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

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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

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


This article on How to Trade Options on Micro E-mini Futures is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

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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

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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,

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