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Boca Raton
Trading Experience: Advanced
Platform: Variety
Broker/Data: Optimus Futures, LLC
Favorite Futures: Futures
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You want to pay an extra 20 cents round turn in order to have a broker that is a swell guy? That's a terrible business decision unless you're planning to spend a lot of time getting help or you're a swing trader that doesn't trade often.

When we started offering Ninja we were at a huge disadvantage because we came many years after it was offered to customers by 2 dominant brokers who controlled the landscape. We could have come to the race with pricing only, but that would not got us here today. We decided to provide reasonable commissions, and specialize in the back end technology we run over Ninja.

We take the time to learn the technology we support, and provide practical advice to traders that use us to bounce of ideas. For example, many times I have advised customers to reduce their frequency, not to over leverage, etc This was practical advice that could save them thousands, not pennies.

Over time I put the resources of our company to find better staff, better software, and explore other resources to help customers. So your money goes back investing into you as a trader.

Over the years I have discussed things with highly capitalized traders, profitable traders and others who have been trading for a long time. They wanted good commissions, but 10 cents per side was not their priority. They have provided me with invaluable information, and I hope to attract traders like them and further hope that our current group of traders will become better at what they do because of the infrastructure we provide.

If you have grown to the point where 10 cents per side makes a difference, then you should consider getting a CME membership. Your broker should help you with that and that could make a much larger difference than 10 cents.



PM with any questions about optimusfutures (800) 771-6748 (561) 367 8686. THERE IS A SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS IN FUTURES TRADING.

Last edited by mattz; July 20th, 2014 at 12:20 PM.
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