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Old September 21st, 2012, 01:49 PM   #181 (permalink)
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@mattz,,

Is your website down or non-responsive. I have had no response to at least a of couple requests for the past week, a response supposed to be in a few moments.

Thanks.

This looks like the page that customers get redirect to once they fill out a demo form.
An email should be going out, unless the system thinks it's spam or a repetitive email asking for demo.
I welcome your call so I can see what is going on. Also, since the first email is long please check your spam folder.

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

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Old September 21st, 2012, 01:57 PM   #182 (permalink)
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@mattz,,

Is your website down or non-responsive. I have had no response to at least a of couple requests for the past week, a response supposed to be in a few moments.

Thanks.

I had the same experience with the website a couple weeks ago, never received any response for multiple requests over a week, nothing in spam, had to email/call Matt and he got me set up.

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Old September 21st, 2012, 02:46 PM   #183 (permalink)
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I had the same experience with the website a couple weeks ago, never received any response for multiple requests over a week, nothing in spam, had to email/call Matt and he got me set up.

In your case, it could be that because you have requested like 4 different platform demos all within a short period of time the system categorized you as a spammer. I apologize for the inconvenience.

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Old September 21st, 2012, 03:41 PM   #184 (permalink)
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This looks like the page that customers get redirect to once they fill out a demo form.
An email should be going out, unless the system thinks it's spam or a repetitive email asking for demo.
I welcome your call so I can see what is going on. Also, since the first email is long please check your spam folder.

@mattz, Thanks.

In my case, I just repeated my request because I did not get any responses, I guess that qualifies one as spammer.
Thanks anyways, if am asked to give my e-mail and phone number, at least I deserve a response, regardless. That should make one comfortable these days.

Cheers!

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Old September 21st, 2012, 03:49 PM   #185 (permalink)
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In your case, it could be that because you have requested like 4 different platform demos all within a short period of time the system categorized you as a spammer. I apologize for the inconvenience.

I did one first and waited a few days, only tried a few times later on since it did not work. I also directly requested all the platforms from their vendor sites, not Optimus'. No problem, my intention is not to complain. Only mentioning it since aligator had the same issue, and for your information, in case there is a problem, so you can address it and don't lose any potential customers. Thanks for getting me all set up.

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Old December 16th, 2012, 05:37 PM   #186 (permalink)
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I'm with Optimus for the last 3 months and I am very happy so far. Matt was very kind and helpful from our first chat but he never gave a feeling that he is trying to push me into doing business with them which was a big plus for me. He is very knowledgeable about all the techy stuff and when it comes to this combination of Optimus with their Rithmic feed and the large variety of trading platforms they work with it's a wonderful solution for me. The Rithmic feed is a true non filtered tick by tick data feed and they are known for their super fast execution. They are also qualified to offer the CME exchange fee waivers with IQFeed if you need it. Because of past experience I was quiet anxious about the account opening process since my account is a corporate account from a foreign country and I expected this to be a lengthy process with lots of misunderstandings along the way but Jennifer walked me through it so kindly and efficiently that it was all done faster then I could imagine.
This might not be the perfect solution for tiny accounts because they do not offer a $350 margin for the ES but other than that i find Optimus to be a surprisingly good solution.

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Old December 23rd, 2012, 11:39 AM   #187 (permalink)
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I'm with Optimus for the last 3 months and I am very happy so far. Matt was very kind and helpful from our first chat but he never gave a feeling that he is trying to push me into doing business with them which was a big plus for me. He is very knowledgeable about all the techy stuff and when it comes to this combination of Optimus with their Rithmic feed and the large variety of trading platforms they work with it's a wonderful solution for me. The Rithmic feed is a true non filtered tick by tick data feed and they are known for their super fast execution. They are also qualified to offer the CME exchange fee waivers with IQFeed if you need it. Because of past experience I was quiet anxious about the account opening process since my account is a corporate account from a foreign country and I expected this to be a lengthy process with lots of misunderstandings along the way but Jennifer walked me through it so kindly and efficiently that it was all done faster then I could imagine.
This might not be the perfect solution for tiny accounts because they do not offer a $350 margin for the ES but other than that i find Optimus to be a surprisingly good solution.

Yonatan, thank you for your kind words and for mentioning Jennifer. She is our office manager, and she works quite hard in order to make sure the administrative process is smooth and "painless".

As for our margin: We provide what we consider adequate margin for traders while not encouraging to over leverage their positions. I have said it here many times before that beginners who are attracted to very low margins, are making a very big mistake in my opinion. it is encouraging the behavior that could carry you throughout your life as a trader (over leveraging and over trading). You could find one day a niche and an edge in your trading, but if you over leverage it will affect your bottom line. Again, we do provide good trading margins without going to extrems.

PM with any questions about optimusfutures (800) 771-6748 (561) 367 8686. THERE IS A SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS IN FUTURES TRADING.
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 01:49 PM   #188 (permalink)
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I have said it here many times before that beginners who are attracted to very low margins, are making a very big mistake in my opinion. it is encouraging the behavior that could carry you throughout your life as a trader (over leveraging and over trading). You could find one day a niche and an edge in your trading, but if you over leverage it will affect your bottom line. Again, we do provide good trading margins without going to extrems.

This should be required reading for any new trader looking for lowest margins...

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Old December 23rd, 2012, 02:09 PM   #189 (permalink)
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This should be required reading for any new trader looking for lowest margins...

@kevinkdog, I further find it vey hard to "unlearn" habits that you are accustomed to even if they
don't put the odds in your favor. It is so important to develop the right attitude towards risk in the initial stages.

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Old December 23rd, 2012, 03:06 PM   #190 (permalink)
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I absolutely agree with that although I had to blow up a few tiny accounts before I understood that the margin is one of my safety nets not my enemy.

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