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Optimus Futures trading broker review

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And finally...

...just for the records, the transfer of my funds from Mirus / Dorman has been completed by yesterday and I received my first account statement from Vision Financial Markets as well.

"If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much." - Jim Rohn
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Futures Experience: Intermediate
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just moved...

I have never had a issue with Mirus. But after much consideration its time to move on. There solid reputation is gone. I got to say that I'm quiet disappointed with Mirus' unprofessional behavior.

The transition from Mirus to Optimus has occured without any problem. My questions have been answered promptly. Actually their response is really quick. Customer service seems to be a serious thread at Optimus. Once the new account was opened it took 4 business days to fund my account. (transition from Dorman to Optimus/Vision).
Now it's back to business.
Thanks and thumbs up to Matt and team for your great commitment.

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Rock on

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Former Mirus customer here, looking for a new place to trade my automated futures account. I'm impressed with some of the endorsements here for Optimus. I just wanted to say I was impressed how they limit their margin a bit instead of trying to attract the "trade with your credit card" type of customers. Some of those customers just aren't worth having and dilute the ability of the company to provide quality customer service to more serious traders.


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Former Mirus customer here, looking for a new place to trade my automated futures account. I'm impressed with some of the endorsements here for Optimus. I just wanted to say I was impressed how they limit their margin a bit instead of trying to attract the "trade with your credit card" type of customers. Some of those customers just aren't worth having and dilute the ability of the company to provide quality customer service to more serious traders.

@shodson. Thank you for the kind words and understanding. It has been an up hill battle to fight the "$300 margin" ads running all over. A customer is a long term investment, and sadly as an online broker (for the most part) we don't have a chance to give advice. Instead, we have decided to institute policies that are reasonable for broker and customers to maintain a long term relationship. Now, many brokers have started imitating our models as far as margin policies.

As far as you automated scripts, @OptimusJohn would help you import all your systems and help you place your systems in place. You can PM me or drop me an email.

It would be nice to have you on board, I have been reading your posts for years.

Matt

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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another mirus customer about to bolt

So I've been desperately trying to ride out the mirus / zenfire debacle since I've been traveling out of the country this past month. I tried giving mirus the benefit of the doubt but as of today my RCG account still hasn't been transferred and I still don't have new credentials for dorman. Soooo, time to start shopping around and Optimus seems like a good place to start.

I have a couple of questions,

1. What are their margins for day trading CL (no overnight positions) ?
2. I do automated trading with Ninjatrader and I know some places you have to pay an extra fee per trade for using the static DOM in NT, is this the case for Optimus ?

Thanks in advance for any replies.
-pepe

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1. What are their margins for day trading CL (no overnight positions) ?
2. I do automated trading with Ninjatrader and I know some places you have to pay an extra fee per trade for using the static DOM in NT, is this the case for Optimus ?

Thanks in advance for any replies.
-pepe

@pepelucho As a standard we provide down to 20% of the margin on the oil.
So for oil the margin now is 3,740 (Jan 27,2014) at 20% the margin would be $748 for day trading.
TT charges 20 RT cents and some incorporate in the commissions or charge it on top.
We work it via the platforms, so in the case of Ninja, we buy the TT credits for you and debit it from the account or direct you to buy it from Ninja directly.

I hope this helps.

Matt

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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Hi Matt

Question for you,

Does Optimus allow multiple connections to the same account using Rithmic data via Ninja? I use several virtual machines with Ninja (VMware). Will I be able to connect to Rithmic via Ninja on each of the virtual machines simultaneously aswell as the host physical pc or pc's?

Thx

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Question for you,

Does Optimus allow multiple connections to the same account using Rithmic data via Ninja? I use several virtual machines with Ninja (VMware). Will I be able to connect to Rithmic via Ninja on each of the virtual machines simultaneously aswell as the host physical pc or pc's?

Thx

Hello @ smalltrader35,

Yes, we allow multiple connections to your Rithmic account via one account or sub accounts.
You have to check with Ninja how many machines you can run at the same time.

Matt

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