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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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Rithmic Trader Pro Trading Software Review

R | Trader Pro™ is a sophisticated trading platform that delivers speedy time-based execution that is measured in microseconds (millionths of  second).  In this review we will go over some of the features in which Futures traders  tend to be quite interested.

Order Execution: One of the most important features that R | Trader Pro offers is server side Bracket and OCO orders. A bracket order is an order to which a Stop-Loss order and a Profit-Target order are attached.   They are OCO (order cancels order) as when one is filled or cancelled, the other is cancelled automatically.  Further, you may specify the number of contracts and tick value attached to each of the orders in the OCO portion of the bracket (please refer to R | Trader Pro’s documentation for

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CQG Trader Futures Trading Software Review

CQG Trader is a futures trading platform which offers execution through its DOM (Depth of Market) execution. CQG Trader includes a quote board, working order and Open Positions, Purchase and Sale, and Account Summary.  There is no charting attached to this platform.

Those who trade on it focused on execution while getting their charting from other applications.

General Features:

  • One the better visual displays of the DOM(Depth of Market)
  • Precise accounting of account balance summary
  • Configurable DOM that adjusts order placement according to price input
  • Options Futures execution with SPAN-based margins
  • Futures spread traded as one symbol

Configurable Features:

  • Order and positions setting
  • Display Configuration (Order Placement Display, Order and Positions Settings)
  • Order Placement (DOM Trader, Order Placement)
  • Quote View Style
  • Notifications (Order Sounds: Filled, Acknowledged, Reject)
  •  Key Action Help (Keyboard shortcuts)

Disadvantages: The platform does not contain charts or a global button to cancel all

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Chart Analysis and News for the Futures Market: Week of 03-05-2017


Trump’s speech last week caused new optimism and combined with strong employment data, consumer confidence and healthy earnings, the S&P 500 E-Mini continued its rally, hitting the 2400 level. Pessimists still warn that Trump has yet to deliver, but Wall Street is betting on the positive outlook. As we have said over the past few weeks, traders should follow momentum, and as long as price makes higher highs and support levels hold, the path for price is upwards. The following analysis is the opinion of Optimus Futures, LLC.

After the divergence of the last few weeks, Gold traded lower last week and the optimism led to risk-on trading and

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