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Can Fast Execution Improve Your Futures Trading Performance?


 

This article on Fast Execution is the opinion of Optimus Futures

Can Fast Execution Improve Your Futures Trading Performance?

Certain opportunities have a speed threshold. They exist within a given range above or beyond which it starts getting increasingly difficult to catch them.

In the realm of futures trading, moving too slowly can cause you to miss opportunities. But when the difference between “too slow” and “fast enough” is measured in milliseconds, the fine line separating the two degrees of latency can often be non-transparent.

Most often, you simply can’t see it. You can only suspect that latency in execution is to blame.

What I’m about to show you is a simplification of a rather complex topic. But I think you can relate to

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Can Futures Traders Compete with High Frequency Trading?


 

This article on High Frequency Trading is the opinion of Optimus Futures

High Frequency Trading

It’s tempting to think of low-latency day trading and High Frequency Trading (HFT) as two approaches existing on the same plane, separated only by degrees of speed. But the two differ not in degree, but in kind. The term “high frequency” denotes trading frequency, but more importantly, it implies technologically driven speed. But in use, the term, when applied to both retail trading and institutional trading, splits into two separate definitions: one denotes speed (retail trading) while the other implies a set of strategic approaches.

Let’s break this down. Day trading consists of frequent actions based on short-term speculation. You anticipate the market moving in a given direction, place a trade

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A Step by Step Guide on How to Take Your Futures Trading Strategy from a Demo Account to Live Trading


 

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Futures Trading Strategy

Many traders who develop their own trading strategies often go nowhere despite their best efforts. Most often fail due to reasons that are entirely preventable:

Some traders are simply too afraid to go live, so they spend months to years “perfecting” a system in simulation that will likely be destroyed in a few minutes of live trading. Other traders who go live may end up terminating their live testing too soon upon experiencing a drawdown, a situation that may prevent them from giving their system a fair chance.

These scenarios are preventable if you take careful and calculated steps toward

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FTA2019-16 – Enhancements: Executing broker and Passive / Active flags


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Futures Trader Alert #2019-016 Nasdaq Futures
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How to Trade the 3S (1-2-3) Pattern Strategy | Anticipate A Potential Trend or Trend Reversal


 

This article on the 3S Pattern is the opinion of Optimus Futures.

When does a mere price fluctuation become a “tradeable” event? At what point can price trajectory be considered a potential trend? Let’s approach these questions from a more practical angle. Is there a way to identify the onset of a trend (or trend change) on a minimum scale, as if these movements had building block-like states from which they extend, fork, or reverse?

Perhaps the closest technical model we can use to anticipate a potential trend or trend change is the 3S (a.k.a. 3-swing or 1-2-3) pattern. Understanding how the 3S pattern works has several advantages:

3S patterns are fractal, meaning you can find them in virtually the smallest to the

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