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Optimus Futures trading broker review

Old February 3rd, 2013, 08:54 PM   #201 (permalink)
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Guys, I'm looking at several brokers including Optimus/Vision for opening an account.

1. What is the relationship between Optimus and Vision ? Are they the same company ?
2. Are their commissions competitive with Deep Discount Trading's ?

Optimus is an IB of Vision. Vision is the FCM.

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Old February 3rd, 2013, 08:56 PM   #202 (permalink)
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Guys, I'm looking at several brokers including Optimus/Vision for opening an account.

1. What is the relationship between Optimus and Vision ? Are they the same company ?
2. Are their commissions competitive with Deep Discount Trading's ?

You can drop me an email and ask these questions. Matt (AT) Optimusfutures.com
Vision is a clearing firm and we are the introducing broker.

As for commission: we try to do the best considering feed and service.

I find it ODD the your first post is a comparison between brokers.

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Old February 7th, 2013, 03:41 PM   #203 (permalink)
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my first day here trading with Optimus and very pleased with my experience. I feel relieved when i know I've got someone to talk to, to quickly solve my problems when something happened.

I don't know Matt working hours or even if he is a real human because he always seems ready to be reached at his skype anytime

joking aside, i never received such a quality service for retail clients like me at any brokers i have ever made an account with.

regarding commissions, their ALL-IN rt rate are fair and actually better than some other broker without having to negotiate in the first place.

overall very happy with Optimus.

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Old February 7th, 2013, 03:53 PM   #204 (permalink)
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My overall experience with Matt/Optimus and Vision is also very positive. Very little downtime, problems are solved quickly, and great customer service.




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my first day here trading with Optimus and very pleased with my experience. I feel relieved when i know I've got someone to talk to, to quickly solve my problems when something happened.

I don't know Matt working hours or even if he is a real human because he always seems ready to be reached at his skype anytime

joking aside, i never received such a quality service for retail clients like me at any brokers i have ever made an account with.

regarding commissions, their ALL-IN rt rate are fair and actually better than some other broker without having to negotiate in the first place.

overall very happy with Optimus.

cheers


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Old February 7th, 2013, 06:14 PM   #205 (permalink)
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Love the service but I got a question. I've been taking baby steps to trade during the London open but I realized I need to have a plan in place for the small chance I lose by internet connection or computer problem. Is there someone I could call at those hours to flatten a position or do I call Vision?
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Old February 7th, 2013, 07:41 PM   #206 (permalink)
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Love the service but I got a question. I've been taking baby steps to trade during the London open but I realized I need to have a plan in place for the small chance I lose by internet connection or computer problem. Is there someone I could call at those hours to flatten a position or do I call Vision?
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Bobby

There are always procedures to flatten positions, and I email you all.
You will have 24 hour access.
Please email me matt (at sign ) optimufutures.com or support@

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Old February 8th, 2013, 11:33 AM   #207 (permalink)
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What are your current rates and margin requirements for ES, TF and 6E...

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Old February 8th, 2013, 12:17 PM   #208 (permalink)
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What are your current rates and margin requirements for ES, TF and 6E...

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We accommodate commissions and margins based on platform, frequency of trading, and initial deposit.
I promise to be competitive and accommodate your needs.

Please email me. (Matt AT Optimusfutures Dot Com )
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Old March 13th, 2013, 03:14 PM   #209 (permalink)
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A+

I can also vouch for Optimus (and more specifically Matt) being great to trade with.

Matt has been very quick and helpful with all queries I had and yesterday remotely connected to my PC to sort a feed issue which was completed very quickly.

I'm using Multicharts with the Rithmic feed and so far find them combined with Optimus to be a solid trading setup.

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Old March 17th, 2013, 01:51 PM   #210 (permalink)
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Since I use Rithmic for majority of my platforms, one of the risk parameters allows us to specify an overall amount you want to quit at. For example, let's say you $5K, and you want to have a stop at $1,500 and then quit.
At that point, the system will go flat according to my understanding.

Matt

...so what did you mean by "but not on a daily basis" you posted above in a previous message ?

Reading your post could mean simply that the account will be blocked from trading when the customer loses $3500 and reaches the $1500 threshold, flattening out the positions.

This is only a special case vs an intraday stop of e.g. $300 on a 5K account that concerns the current session only.

Could you please clarify?

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