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Optimus Futures Trading Tips & Strategies
19 minutes | Jul 27, 2021
Trading for $ Vs. Trading the Actual Market - Ep 97
Mistakes are inevitable in the trading world. These mistakes can range from emotional, practical, lack of understanding, and much more. Eliminating all your mistakes at once is very difficult and it typically takes practical experience to learn from them. In this podcast, we discuss one of the biggest newcomer mistakes and how to deal with it: Trading for money versus trading the actual market.
12 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
Great Trading Advice From 80 Years Ago - Ep 96
With the rapid advancement of technology in the past 50 years, trading has followed suit and rapidly improved as well. Although trading has dramatically changed in the last century, advice given nearly 100 years ago stands today! In episode 96 of The Optimus Futures Podcast, our host Matt Z discusses advice given by a professional trader nearly 80 years ago and how it applies in today's markets.
21 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
Successful Traders Only Talk About Their Method - Ep 95
Regardless of the results, both successful and non-successful traders are encountering the same market conditions and odds stacked against them. In episode 95 of The Optimus Futures Podcast, our host, Matt Z, breaks down why successful traders only talk about their method and whether they deviate from it.
25 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
The Benefits of Patience and Impatience in Trading - Ep 94
Although cliché, the phrase "Patience is a virtue" reigns true in most facet's of life. When it comes to trading, however, impatience, may be considered a virtue to some as well. In episode 94 of The Optimus Futures Podcast, we discuss the benefits of patience and impatience in trading!
32 minutes | Jul 2, 2021
Why Traders do Things That are Totally Outside Their Nature - Ep 93
In times of adversity, some traders act on impulse and do things they normally wouldn't. In episode 93 of the Optimus Futures Podcast, our host discusses the nature of traders and why some traders may do things that are completely outside of their typical habits.
18 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
How To Be A Flexible Trader And Improve Your Trading System - Ep 92
At some point in their trading career, most traders reach a point where they go through an internal debate on whether or not they should drop their trading system and find a new one. In episode 92 of The Optimus Futures Podcast, our host Matt Z discusses the importance of staying flexible as a trader and how to improve on your existing trading system rather than completely scrapping it.
16 minutes | Jun 27, 2021
Self-Directed Trader Vs Wall Street | Round 1 - Ep 91
How does a Self-Directed trader compare to Wall Street? There has been a recent narrative promoted on several forums revolving around the self-directed trader versus Wall Street. This narrative may be leaving a negative psychological impact on traders and we give our thoughts on the subject in this episode of The Optimus Futures Podcast!
19 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
A Mental Trick For Day Traders - Ep 90
In trading, you may periodically do things outside of your comfort zone or character. The key is to stay humble, not arrogant. In episode 90 of The Optimus Futures Podcast, we provide traders with a "trick" or "brain exercise" in order to help them potentially avoid catastrophic mistakes down the line. and improve their decision making.
32 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
Can You Make It As A Trader? - Ep 89
There are no guarantees in trading. Trading is not easy, involves substantial risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors. In this podcast, we discuss the probability of making it as a trader and the steps you can take to potentially improve and become successful.
17 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
Is Trading an Art or Science? A Practical Approach to Both Views - Ep 88
Is Trading an Art or Science? When it comes to trading, there are many opinionated views on whether it should be treated as an art or science. In this podcast, we take a look at both sides of the argument and give our take on what category trading falls under.
21 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
Is It Possible to Adopt any Trading Method? - Ep 87
Can a good trader adopt any trading method or strategy they want? Or do specific trading methods work better for certain individuals? In episode 87 of the Optimus Futures Podcast, our host Matt Zimberg breaks down the process of choosing a trading method that's right for you and different factors to consider when choosing one.
18 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
How to Conquer Trading Anxiety - Ep 87
The process one takes to become an athlete is very similar to one of an experienced trader. Through repetition, practice, and theory athletes and traders alike have the ability to conquer their performance anxiety and overcome their fear. In this podcast, we discuss multiple variables that can potentially help traders overcome their trading anxiety and stay positive in various situations.
23 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
Stop Asking why the Price Moved - Ep 86
Traders are obsessed with the understanding of "why" in the markets. Most traders have a deep infatuation with understanding why price action moves the way it does and what affects it. In episode 86 of The Optimus Futures Podcast, our host Matt Z debates why traders should verge away from the obsession of "why" and discusses other factors that can be used to potentially help your understanding of the market.
16 minutes | May 21, 2021
Market Edge Versus Your Trading Edge - Ep 85
The word "Edge" is often used in the trading community. What does having an "Edge" really mean? In episode 85 of The Optimus Futures Podcast, our host Matt Z breaks down the meaning of "having an edge" and what the difference between a market and trading edge is.
13 minutes | May 19, 2021
What's Your Definition of Trading? Pt. 2 - Ep 84
In the second part of our multi-part podcast, we finalize the discussion on our definition of trading. Found out in Episode 84 of The Optimus Futures podcast what our definition of the trading business is and how an individual should approach the markets.
13 minutes | May 17, 2021
What's Your Definition of Trading? Pt. 1 - Ep 83
What is your definition of trading? Each trader has their own mentality and thought process when it comes to trading, not every individual approaches the market in the same manner. In this two-part episode of the Optimus Futures podcast, we cover our thoughts on the definition of trading.
16 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
The Difference Between Being Stopped Out And Getting Stuck - Ep 82
Many Futures traders, especially newcomers, are typically discouraged by the use of stop losses. In reality, getting stopped out is typically more beneficial to the trader in the long run rather than getting stuck in a losing trade. In episode 82 of the Optimus Futures Podcast, we discuss the differences between being stopped out compared to being stuck in a trade and why using stops, in the long run, can potentially help traders. The placement of contingent orders by you or broker, or trading advisor, such as a “stop-loss” or “stop-limit” order, will not necessarily limit your losses to the intended amounts, since market conditions may make it impossible to execute such orders.
15 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
Trading is About Probability NOT Expecting Fixed Results - Ep 81
There are a number of different factors that can have an effect on the market. Ultimately, no one can predict or expect something from the future and the slightest event can have a huge impact on the state of the market. Futures trading highly relies on probabilities and statistics. Understanding your probabilities, statistics, and being flexible with your trades is one of the many keys to success when trading Futures.
23 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
What I Learned From WallStreetBets and $GME - Ep 80
The trading industry has gone through quite a wild ride during the recent r/WallStreetbets and $GME craze. In reality, this was nothing new and the market has seen several "bubbles" in the past. In the latest episode of the Optimus Futures Podcast, our host Matt Z discusses his thoughts and what he learned from the recent WallStreetBets and $GME saga.
73 minutes | Feb 12, 2021
What To Consider When You Choose A Time Frame For Futures Trading - Ep 79
Recorded from Matt Z's Futures Trading Workshop held on 2/04/21, Matt Z and several participants discuss factors to consider when choosing a time frame to use when trading futures. Gain insight from real, experienced traders in our weekly webinar series.
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