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Optimus Futures trading broker review

Old December 17th, 2011, 01:46 PM   #81 (permalink)
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Yes, we have implemented it. We have a chat feature on the bottom of the site where it says "Chat With Us"
HOWEVER(x2) please use that for General technical help, questions, etc only

Is this 'Chat with us' a removable link that you enable from time to time during the day?
I can only see the 'Contact us'.

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Old December 18th, 2011, 01:48 PM   #82 (permalink)
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Is this 'Chat with us' a removable link that you enable from time to time during the day?
I can only see the 'Contact us'.

Sometimes if we are helping many people at the same time , so it is on "contact us" but it is on "Chat with US"'as soon as we can attend to the next client. even if you leave details under the "contact us", we will receive them in real time and try to help you as soon as we can. Thank you!

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Old December 28th, 2011, 06:33 PM   #83 (permalink)
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I've been with Optimus Futures for over 1/2 year now. I think they are an exception to the brokerage business. I've talked with Matt on 3 different occasions, each time the call was initiated by him. He is truly a caring, helpful person.

I emailed him once late at night (I think it was 10:00 Mountain Time). I immediately got an email back from him. Optimus may not have a lot of people working there, but they (at least Matt) sure work LONG hours.

I emailed him just last night to ask for reduced margin and commission rates on Crude Oil. I was very pleased with his responses today when he called me.

Optimus Futures, Rithmic data, and MultiCharts. You can't beat that combination.

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Old December 28th, 2011, 09:41 PM   #84 (permalink)
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I've been with Optimus Futures for over 1/2 year now. I think they are an exception to the brokerage business. I've talked with Matt on 3 different occasions, each time the call was initiated by him. He is truly a caring, helpful person.

I emailed him once late at night (I think it was 10:00 Mountain Time). I immediately got an email back from him. Optimus may not have a lot of people working there, but they (at least Matt) sure work LONG hours.

I emailed him just last night to ask for reduced margin and commission rates on Crude Oil. I was very pleased with his responses today when he called me.

Optimus Futures, Rithmic data, and MultiCharts. You can't beat that combination.


I think you can: Optimus Futures, Rithmic data, and Sierra Charts running on Linux.......but I don't like Windows.....and SC meets my needs......bottom line, I think we both are happy Optimus clients....

My focus is on:
1. Avoid the opening chop.
2. Honor stops
3. Ensure reward > risk on all trades
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Old January 5th, 2012, 03:59 AM   #85 (permalink)
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general problem or unique to Mirus?

Futures Edge on FIO

Are you a NinjaTrader user?

 
"Mirus will not allow you to on-the-fly convert stop order to market order.......what that means is, you basically cannot place your order and then later change it to a better-priced order if the current market price presents itself......."

Anyone run into this problem with Optimus?

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Old January 31st, 2012, 02:53 AM   #86 (permalink)
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I have just opened up an account with Matt at Optimus Futures and have had a great experience.

Here is my story:

I placed my first stock trade in 1996. Since then I have traded nearly everything under the sun...I had been trading options in my spare time over the last few years, but an opportunity presented itself for me to move to full-time trading. I knew I wanted to get back into the futures markets (6E, TF, YM, CL), so I began to research and hunt for the top futures brokerages. I had traded full time back in 2006-2007, and was with OpenECry. I knew the landscape had changed over the last 5 years, so I wanted to do a full evaluation on all the top brokers.

I was currently with ThinkOrSwim, for my options trading, but knew I needed to make a move. I will say that the BigMikeTrading forum had a wealth of info and a number of members gave me quality feedback and insight into their situations.

After about 2 months of doing my due diligence and talking to a handful of brokerages, I decided to open an account with Matt at Optimus Futures. I can say that I made the right decision. The transition from my former broker was extremely smooth, and I was guided through each step of the process by Optimus. It was a quick transition, and I was back up and trading much sooner than I had thought.

One of my biggest concerns was the switch to using Ninja Trader. I had never used this platform, but wanted to integrate it into my trading. Before deciding on joining Optimus, Matt (the owner) told me he would personally walk me through any issues and answer any questions I had with the switch Ninja Trader. This was a huge statement for me...the owner was going to make sure I was comfortable and confident going forward.

Not only have Matt and I spoke on the phone a number of times over my first month, but he and Jennifer have made sure that everything has run smoothly with my transition.

I have also really liked the Rithmic data feed. It is very quick from others I have tried...

I am very pleased with Optimus and look forward to a great partnership with them.

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Old February 3rd, 2012, 09:15 AM   #87 (permalink)
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Data differences

Greetings to all

I ask the community if anyone has seen differences between the information provided by Optimus futures and other brokers as AMP, since I have an account in each one of them and the values ​​vary one or two ticks, and therefore the indicators do not show exactly the same.

Has anyone encountered this?
What data are more reliable?

Thanks

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Old February 3rd, 2012, 09:42 AM   #88 (permalink)
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Can you post screen captures or examples of the differences you have noted so far?


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Greetings to all

I ask the community if anyone has seen differences between the information provided by Optimus futures and other brokers as AMP, since I have an account in each one of them and the values ​​vary one or two ticks, and therefore the indicators do not show exactly the same.

Has anyone encountered this?
What data are more reliable?

Thanks


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Old February 4th, 2012, 05:57 AM   #89 (permalink)
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Hello Trendisyourfriend,

Thank you for your interest

I put two graphics 1: with GomVolumeLadder data provider Optimus and No. 2 with MarketDelta and data provider IQFeed

Examples of lag in the price:
(Listing the brackets from right to left)

bracket #2:
Optimus: Low: 1.3142
IQFeed: Low: 1.3144

Bracket # 3
Optimus: High: 1.3149
IQFeed: High: 1.3147

bracket # 5
Optimus: High: 1.3149
IQFeed: High: 1.3147

bracket # 6
Optimus: High: 1.3137
IQFeed: High: 1.3136

bracket # 7
Optimus: High: 1.3127
IQFeed: High: 1.3125

why these differences?

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Old February 4th, 2012, 09:58 AM   #90 (permalink)
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Greetings to all

I ask the community if anyone has seen differences between the information provided by Optimus futures and other brokers as AMP, since I have an account in each one of them and the values ​​vary one or two ticks, and therefore the indicators do not show exactly the same.

Has anyone encountered this?
What data are more reliable?

Thanks



Go with Optimus and the Rithmic data feed.

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