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10 Chart Patterns Every Futures Trader Should Know


This article on futures trading chart patterns is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

If you want to succeed as a day trader or swing trader, you must know your chart patterns inside out. Since not all chart patterns have the same success rate, it helps to know the most common chart patterns and how to trade around it–meaning, knowing how to manage a trade or take alternative entries (long or short) if a pattern fails. We can help you with the first part.

Here are ten futures trading chart patterns which can help you understand the balance between buyers and sellers in the market. Let’s go over each pattern and explore what it might reveal about the overall market sentiment.

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Futures Trading and The Role of Each Futures Market Participant


This article on futures trading basics is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

Futures Trading Basics

As a futures trader, you know quite well that by trading any market, you are certainly not operating in a vacuum. In fact, you probably have more company than you think. But how large might this environment be, who are the other futures market participants, and what roles might these other participants play?

This is what we’re going to cover in this piece. Before you jump into futures trading, it helps to know the role of each futures market participant, not only to understand the various “nodal points” in a given trade,

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Stop Loss Orders Tips and Techniques | Plus Top 5 Stop Loss Strategies for Futures Trading


This article on Stop Loss Orders is the opinion of Optimus Futures.


Stop-loss placement is a critical component of a sound trading strategy. Failure to understand the full context surrounding stop losses can place you at a significant disadvantage. There are many indicators that can help you evaluate stop loss choices, some may be better for specific time frames, and some may be more objective/subjective than others.

One of the first things we traders learn is how to place a stop loss. An effective stop loss strategy helps stop the proverbial bleeding when market direction turns against you, cutting into your account balance.

The idea

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Trading Routine | How to Prepare for the Trading Day


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

Trading Routine

Key Points

Although there is no sure-shot formula for winning in the markets, there’s a sure-shot formula for losing big, and it’s called “lack of preparation.” Your trading routine, from the moment you begin your trading day to market close, will likely define your overall performance. The biggest mistake you can ever make besides not preparing for your trading day is letting your mental and physical attributes suffer as a result of your trading.

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”

– Benjamin Franklin

Whether you succeed or fail in any trade, preparation plays a key

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Market Replay | How to Practice Your Futures Trading Strategy Risk-Free


This article on Market Replay is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

Market Replay Platform

Key Points

Very few testing methods, save Market Replay software, can simulate the stress and time crunch of live market futures trading. A Market Replay platform can decrease a trader’s learning curve by allowing him or her to select, manipulate, and repeat the time experience of historical trading situations. The ability to stop market time without seeing what comes next may be a valuable tool for traders eager to analyze not only the markets but also their own thoughts, reactions, and forecasts concerning market action that has not yet unfolded.

We all know that futures trading is

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