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When is the Best Time to Trade the ES

 

This article on the Best Time to Trade the ES is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

When is the Best Time to Trade the ES

This article is the opinion of Optimus Futures, LLC.

When it comes to trading the markets, timing is a critical component. Timing is often understood as the capacity to promptly perceive and expediently exploit a fleeting market opportunity. But timing can also refer to the general time at which you choose to trade the markets, from seasons to months to weeks to days, all the way down to the hour

Each market pulsates in its own unique way. And all markets differ.

If you’re a day trader, you probably trade the ES, as it’s one of the most liquid

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Seeking a Competitive Advantage in Trading Market News

 
 

This article on Trading Market News is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

Seeking a Competitive Advantage in Trading Market News

Economic reports and market news can be critical drivers of price. When significant economic news occurs, markets response can be anywhere from volatile to violent. Regardless of your trading approach, whether technical or fundamental, if you don’t pay attention to market news, you risk getting sideswiped by the markets.

On the other hand, if you do pay attention to market news, then you may be able to exploit opportunities not seen by those who don’t pay attention to the unfolding of real-time events.

In the end, whether you seek to decrease your risk or increase your positive returns, it’s all a matter of preparation.

And

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Three Ways Overbought IO Indicator Can Potentially Predict Market Breakouts

 
 

Three Ways Overbought IO Indicator Can Potentially Predict Market Breakouts

The Overbought IO indicator (OBIO) for MetaTrader 5 is a proprietary technical indicator that can be applied in various conditions for an improved analytical understanding of the markets. In this article, we explore how the OBIO indicator, primarily being a momentum-based indicator, can be highly efficient in potentially predicting a market breakout past a consolidation phase.

The Role of the Middle Band

As the market remains within a tight consolidation phase, it is prevalent to find price oscillating at and around the middle band of the OBIO indicator, suggesting the continuation of weak sentiment and confidence from traders.

This scenario, however, poses a subtle change just before the market appears ready to breakout. For

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How to Trade Channel Rebounds with Overbought IO

 
 

How to Trade Channel Rebounds with Overbought IO

The Overbought IO indicator (OBIO) for MetaTrader 5 is a proprietary technical indicator that can be applied in various markets and market conditions. In this article, we explore how to trade channel rebounds with Overbought IO and mold it in a way that would make its application practical for any technical trader looking to add on to or enhance their existing trading methodology.

The OBIO Channel Rebound

The OBIO channel rebound is a conspicuous and a fairly repetitive market phenomenon where price shows deliberate attempts to move rapidly away from the middle band to approach either the upper bands or the lower bands and then sharply rebound off of them.

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OverBought IO Indicator for MetaTrader 5: An Introduction

 
 

OverBought IO Indicator for MetaTrader 5: An Introduction

The OverBought IO indicator, or ‘OBIO’ for short, is a proprietary technical indicator developed by seasoned traders over years of trial and error and testing, building a professional trading methodology around market momentum and price action. This article will break down the indicator and provide a step by step approach to understanding and using the OBIO indicator in day to day trading for potentially improved trading process.

We begin by describing and discussing the components of the indicator.

The Three Pillars of OverBought IO

The OBIO is essentially made up of three key components:

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