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I do not understand. Simple question - can someone who does 50 lots/month with a deposit of $10,000 get a $0.50 commission with ADMIS?

Yes, if they are truly self-directed (routing by Rithmic/clearing) will apply.
No overnight positions. Day Trading only.

I do not want to give anyone the impression that we "discriminate" FCMs based on account size.
rather, many small accounts want very low margins, and the more capitalized FCMs do not provide that.
They have 50% down to 25% but not the $500 ES margins, $1000 CL margins that some require.
Therefore, we try to match based on needs, not volume.

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There is a substantial risk of loss in futures trading. Past performance is not indicative of future results.

Trading futures and options involves substantial risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. You may lose more than your initial investment. All posts are opinions and do not claim to be facts. Please conduct your own due diligence. Use only Risk capital when trading Futures.
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Sorry. I missed that reply.
I do not need anything like back office support, billing of clients etc. I JUST WANT TO BE TREATED AS A STANDARD SELF_DIRECTED CLIENT OF YOURS WITH A $0.50 RATE. Can I then go ahead and submit the application, please? I just want to be treated as anyone else. That is all.

Yes, please go ahead and apply. If you do not need any of the above (that you wanted originally), we would be happy to accomodate you. Thank you for your business and trust.

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Trading futures and options involves substantial risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. You may lose more than your initial investment. All posts are opinions and do not claim to be facts. Please conduct your own due diligence. Use only Risk capital when trading Futures.
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Got my account setup through Optimus last week and have nothing but positive things to say about them. Right from the start I felt comfortable with Matt and he along with Jake and Marilyn have made the entire process very smooth. Coming from trading spot forex for the last number of years I felt like I was drinking out of a firehose when I started to research options for shifting into futures. They presented a number of options for me and I never felt like I was being pushed or sold something. Having a partner I feel that I can trust in the team at Optimus has made the transition much more manageable and I would highly recommend them.

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Matt - Currently using tradestation platform but would Like to clear thru another broker with more favorable daytrade margins than tradestation brokerage. Can Optimus do that?


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Matt - Currently using tradestation platform but would Like to clear thru another broker with more favorable daytrade margins than tradestation brokerage. Can Optimus do that?


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We can discuss things with TradeStation on your behalf. But, it will depend on our account size, strategy, and risk.
We'll put the best efforts to help.

Thanks,

Matt Z
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Trading futures and options involves substantial risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. You may lose more than your initial investment. All posts are opinions and do not claim to be facts. Please conduct your own due diligence. Use only Risk capital when trading Futures.
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Hey Matt,

Would you please get back with me i have tried to get quote and advise from your website, filled out the commission quote form and asked questions in the chat window online. and even called a couple times, told i would get a call back only to not hear anything. Can you message me and let me know what the best way to go about getting some info.

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Hey Matt,

Would you please get back with me i have tried to get quote and advise from your website, filled out the commission quote form and asked questions in the chat window online. and even called a couple times, told i would get a call back only to not hear anything. Can you message me and let me know what the best way to go about getting some info.

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Sorry about your experience.

We have a very organized contact management system, and our brokers and I try to dial back all the customers.
Jake answers all our chats all day, and I honestly can not ask to be more responsive.
I am not sure during what hours you were on the chat.

Either way, I am very interested in helping you, so I will PM you now and ask for your email.
As soon as I get that, I could go back and see all the inquiries you had.

Matt Z
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There is a substantial risk of loss in futures trading. Past performance is not indicative of future results.

Trading futures and options involves substantial risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. You may lose more than your initial investment. All posts are opinions and do not claim to be facts. Please conduct your own due diligence. Use only Risk capital when trading Futures.
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Thanks for getting back to me and answering my questions. Look forward to working with you in the future.

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I've been paper trading for a while and am finally ready to take the plunge, and it is definitely going to be with Optimus. Spent a lot of time testing demos, doing due diligence, reading reviews, and I really feel the stars aligning here.

I've tested a ton of platforms and Optimus Flow is by far my favorite. It's slick and modern looking, intuitive, easy to use, has tons of functionality if you need those layers of complexity, and not once in the many hours I tested it did it freeze during a trade. Solid as a rock and fast. The others I tested had their positives but either had a hilariously antiquated look/feel or just required too many steps and tutorials for things that should be right in front of your nose, in my opinion. I mean, with a couple I tried, I was asking myself, 'How the heck do I enter a trade with this thing?' Not good. With one demo, I was whacking the 'flat' button to close a trade and nothing happened. The button was moving but the trade stayed open. Doesn't exactly inspire confidence. So yeah, this Optimus Flow is a huge deciding factor for me and from what I can tell it is being upgraded at a regular clip by an in-house guy who really knows what he's doing.

More than anything else, though, is the unique, non-salesman approach Matt takes to his customers. He clearly takes the trust we're putting in his services very seriously, and the education he provides is absolute gold. I can count a dozen rookie mistakes I would have made had I not watched his Youtube videos. Very reassuring to know how hands-on and client-focused he and his staff are.

Looking forward to day one!

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I've been paper trading for a while and am finally ready to take the plunge, and it is definitely going to be with Optimus. Spent a lot of time testing demos, doing due diligence, reading reviews, and I really feel the stars aligning here.

I've tested a ton of platforms and Optimus Flow is by far my favorite. It's slick and modern looking, intuitive, easy to use, has tons of functionality if you need those layers of complexity, and not once in the many hours I tested it did it freeze during a trade. Solid as a rock and fast. The others I tested had their positives but either had a hilariously antiquated look/feel or just required too many steps and tutorials for things that should be right in front of your nose, in my opinion. I mean, with a couple I tried, I was asking myself, 'How the heck do I enter a trade with this thing?' Not good. With one demo, I was whacking the 'flat' button to close a trade and nothing happened. The button was moving but the trade stayed open. Doesn't exactly inspire confidence. So yeah, this Optimus Flow is a huge deciding factor for me and from what I can tell it is being upgraded at a regular clip by an in-house guy who really knows what he's doing.

More than anything else, though, is the unique, non-salesman approach Matt takes to his customers. He clearly takes the trust we're putting in his services very seriously, and the education he provides is absolute gold. I can count a dozen rookie mistakes I would have made had I not watched his Youtube videos. Very reassuring to know how hands-on and client-focused he and his staff are.

Looking forward to day one!

Hey @NoWick
I actually used Optimus Flow for a few months with @mattz and Optimus Futures. All-in-all it is a good platform that has a lot of customizable features. To be honest, I feel it meets the needs of a lot of beginner/intermediate traders out there. I consider myself a beginner and I found everything about it very intuitive and easy to use.

At the end of the day you can't go wrong with it - if you find it doesn't do certain things Optimus can point you in the right direction towards a support forum.

I currently use Sierra Chart as that caters to my needs today. If you need any help with Optimus and cannot find your answer I might be able to help. Good luck!

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