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This article on Order Flow Trading is the opinion of Optimus Futures
Recently, “order flow” has become something of a buzzword, as if a newfound popularity has grown around one of the oldest of market functionalities, a common-sense mechanism that has suddenly become imbued with a secret that retail traders wish to unlock, thinking that perhaps this, among other things, will be the tactic to give them an edge over other traders who may not have the know-how to use it.
Yes and no.
What is Order Flow Trading?
Order flow trading is a method that attempts to anticipate price movement based on the current orders that are visible on both the buy and sell-side. How many bids are being placed
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This article on Renko Charts is the opinion of Optimus Futures
Sometimes the optimal way to gain an edge in trading is to reduce or eliminate anything that might detract from it. In other words, addition by subtraction. To make an FX analogy, this would be like one national currency strengthening because its counterpart currency is weakening, thus naturally propelling its price higher. In the realm of trading, we’re talking about the balance between signal to noise–reducing one to strengthen the other.
From July 21 to July 3, 2019, the YM 15-minute chart does not give us any substantial indication of clear directionality.
This article on Fast Execution is the opinion of Optimus Futures
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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This article on High Frequency Trading is the opinion of Optimus Futures
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
This article on How to Take Your Futures Trading Strategy from a Demo Account to Live Trading is the opinion of Optimus Futures
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 towardRead More
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 theRead More
This article on Desktop vs. Web-Based Futures Trading Platforms is the opinion of Optimus Futures.
Most futures traders would say the financial markets took a terminal leap in the early 1990’s when the Globex Trading System forever changed the way people participated in the markets. In just a few years, almost any trader with an internet connection was able to independently place trades, financial markets were accessible on a global scale, and trading hours were extended 24/5.
With this came a huge shift in trading culture. Trading pits began to dwindle before dying off, digital technology and speed became an increasingly competitive factor, and the entire decade saw the rise of the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) trader–with self-managed accounts replacing broker-assisted services, ETFs (inRead More