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AMP Futures and Clearing Review

AMP Futures

In this blog post, we cover the array of services that AMP Clearing provides to Optimus Futures customers:

You can open an account with AMP Futures at https://application.ampclearing.com/OPT/apply

No Monthly Inactivity Fees: During times you need to improve your method or just observe the markets, AMP does not charge any inactivity fees, EVER!

$2500 Account Minimum for Optimus Futures customers.

$400 ES Day Trading Margins for liquid markets such as the E-mini S&P, and $1000 for Gold and Oil (Subject to change at the discretion of the FCM).

Cutting Edge Execution Technology: You have the ability to connect to all the platforms that are

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Chart Analysis and News for the Futures Market: April 24th, 2017

 

The following report is the Opinion of Optimus Futures, LLC.

E-Mini S&P 500

Global equities will be focused on the French election this week. The markets clearly favored the first-round voting results, where Macron had 23.9% of the votes versus 21.4% for Le Pen, opening strongly with over 20 points. In our opinion, the market prefers a candidate who voiced a better plan for the French economy. Macron previously served as an investment banker and was the economics minister.

Round two between Macron and Le Pen is on May 7, 2017.  We suspect that equities will continue its climb to the upside until then. This rise in equities might be countered by the Chinese stock market in the short term, with the authorities cracking down on firms who provide high leverage. And even though

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Chart Analysis and News for the Futures Market: April 18th, 2017

 

The following report is the Opinion of Optimus Futures, LLC.

E-Mini S&P 500

The focus on equities was interest rates, with the markets absorbing the news rather well. We cannot say that we have a trend reversal but more likely another consolidation in a strong bull market.  On the technical side, the market seems to be ready for another spike up this week with the geo/political events and tensions with N. Korea having no effect thus far.

Emini SP Chart

10 Year Treasury

On March 16th the Federal rates were raised to 1.00% which is in line with the policy that started in early 2016. Last year was the first year that we

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Options Futures Trading Platforms (Short Sellers, Spread Traders)

 

In this article, we are going to explore some trading software that in our opinion are most appropriate for short sellers and spreads traders of Options Futures.  The selection is comprehensive and allows you to decide what is most appropriate for you. We carry all the software below mentioned.

  1. OAK Software: This is a software that is native to the ADM Investor Services clearing firm. One of the main advantages of this software is its simplicity of execution and the fact that back office cash is tied to this. So any deposits and withdrawals would be reflected in the software. The ADM portal allows creating “what if” scenarios that will show you the effect on your margins and cash.

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Chart Analysis and News for the Futures Market: Week of 03-13-2017

 

The following report is the Opinion of Optimus Futures, LLC.

The Emini S&P 500 posted the first down week in almost two months. The expected FED rate hike this week which seems to be an almost certainty by now means higher borrowing costs. Higher borrowing costs are usually bearish for stocks. On the other hand, higher rates usually boost bank profits, benefiting the banking sector. The FED is expected to raise rates on Wednesday.

From a price action perspective, the 2360 price level held as support last week which is also the area of the 21 period Moving Average now. With the upcoming rate hike and the uncertainty regarding the Trump policy changes, more investors are looking for a retracement on the S&P and stocks in general. A break below 2360 could likely turn

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