Category: Futures

Optimus Futures Review

Optimus Futures (O.F.) is an online brokerage for futures based in the U.S.  This highly rated service, known for its customer service, has been around since 2005.  They have high-end trading tech and a choice of data feeds for futures, options, Forex, and bitcoin derivatives from various exchanges. Let’s dive into this Optimus Futures review….

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Why I Love Trading Futures

Low money to get started, open almost 24/7, no pattern day trader rule. Have you figured out what I am talking about yet? Futures. These are just some of the reasons why I love trading futures, and you will too once you finish this blog post. The amount of capital needed to access the futures market…

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What Are Stock Futures

What Are Stock Market Futures? Stock market futures are a very popular trading as well as hedging strategy. They are a great day trading and swing trading strategy. There’s no worry about the PDT Rule, you can focus on trading one symbol and are great for growing both small and large accounts. You’re able to…

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Al Brooks Trading

Al Brooks trading strategies have changed the game for futures traders. He left his medical practice to become a trader. Usually we don’t hear of doctors leaving their jobs to trade full time. However, thanks to him, we have a great price action strategy to follow. Who Is Al Brooks? The name may not have…

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Why I Love Trading Futures

Do you know how to place a Futures order? Each broker that offers Futures will have a buy and sell button. It’s important to remember that each broker setup will be different, however. So make sure you pick a broker that you’re extremely comfortable with. Then practice placing Futures orders so you get used to…

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Failed Bear Flag

A failed bear flag turns into a bullish pattern instead of a bearish one. When learning about flags, a bear flag is always a bearish continuation pattern. So you’re expecting a downturn in a stock. However, patterns break down all the time. As a result, when a bear flag fails, you buy the move up…

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How to Trade Futures on ThinkorSwim

Do you know how to trade Futures on ThinkorSwim? We’ll look at buying and selling contracts with examples. You’ll see what screens to look for when trading dedicated Futures as opposed to stocks. As a result, you’ll be prepared to trade Futures on this specific broker. How to How To Trade Futures On ThinkorSwim The…

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Futures Trading Strategies

This may seem a bit simple but the most common futures trading strategies are to buy if you think the price is going up and selling if you think it’ll down. Fortunately, as futures traders, we can do either at any time. We can sell something we don’t already own because a futures contract is…

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Futures Margin Explained

Do you need futures margin explained? Margin is something many new traders don’t understand at first. In fact, even some seasoned traders don’t get it. Margin trading allows you to use leverage to purchase futures with a value greater than your available funds.  Kind of like a credit card, you guarantee that you will pay…

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Futures Trading Hours

Do you know what Futures trading hours are? If you’ve been trading for any length of time, you know regular market hours are 9:30-4pm Monday-Friday. But what about Futures? Are their hours different from regular market hours? The answer is yes! Which makes Futures trading great for people who work full time. Futures Trading Hours…

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