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Optimus Trading Group

Optimus Trading Group is a commodity futures broker built by investors for investors. Our mission is to deliver advanced tools and knowledgable support to help our clients achieve their long-term investment goals.
 
 
 
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Rock Solid Futures Broker
I have been trading futures for 5 years but started with equity options. The thought of a “broker is a broker” is how I entered this...
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5-Star Service Oriented Broker
I have been trading spot forex and gold for a couple of years. Make the move to futures since this year because I want to see if better volume data would help for my trading (previously using Dukascopy data, which is decent but would like centralized data from exchanges to be more accurate).



Optimus is not my first futures broker, so I have the necessary experience to compare service and technology.





***Commissions***



Their commissions is not listed on their site because they will give you RT based on your initial deposit and trading volume which is fair for both party.



Also please remember they are quoting All-in RT, lots of broker are just quoting their fees without the exchanges (and oftens only stating per side commish which would confuse someone new to futures). And if you are not doing your homework it's actually more expensive than Optimus.







***Service***



The Optimus team gives you the best they can, also being able to contact with the owner himself is rare in this business which means you are dealing with the head himself if you are having problems or wants to negotiate. For technical issues they have their own forum which you can find here:

http://www.optimusfutures.com/forum/forum.php







***Platform***



They use Rithmic as datafeed which you can plug with Ninja, Sierra, Multicharts, and several other popular trading software. data is accurate, unfiltered and delivered in a low latency fashion to the exchange. happy camper here.







***Disclaimer***



other than being their customer i don't have any affiliation with Optimus. Do your own homework and don't take my words as is. I'm merely stating my review here because i'm extremely happy with their service.

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Personalised and Experienced Brokerage at Great Prices
Trading Futures is serious business. I needed the best web-based platform choice, but also straight-through phone access to a professional Broker for those moments when you need help right away. That's why I am so happy with Optimus.

As a small account holder I have been given respectful and attentive advice throughout the past 18 months. This has given me the confidence to grow my Trading business with a low-stress state of mind. The Team are all long-term employees from my experience, so they know who I am. The staff are always available. Nice.

Technology-wise, Optimus offer at least half a dozen Broker platforms, and other charting platforms can be linked for further flexibility. Execution is superb. I have had no issues at all with bad fills, bad tick data etc.

In summary, a personal call to Optimus is recommended if you are considering a new Broker, or switching up. You need a Broker on your side.

Happy Trading.

David

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Rock Solid Futures Broker
I have been trading futures for 5 years but started with equity options.

The thought of a “broker is a broker” is how I entered this world, and as a self-directed trader I thought that its irrelevant what I chose.

I knew what fast data feed means, clearing, cheap commissions, etc but what I also discovered new things along the way. Essentially 90% of brokers today are sales people of software, and whatever they sell is always "best”, however many of them don’t know what trading needs are all about. They don’t even know what they are selling. Most brokerage measure employees according to their sales capability not how trained they are to help a customer.

I did not anticipate much switching to my 3rd futures broker..Optimus Trading.

But, these guys are professional, timely and at the same time take their time in resolving issues.

The technology solution they provide beats many other providers, and sadly latency is something I took for granted in the past.

I had a winning methodology that kept delivering orders slow and messed up my P&L…live and learn!!!!

In any case, I recommend Optimus Futures to you guys who are new, not happy with their brokers or just want to reward a team of hard working individuals.

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worst broker i had to deal with
i am an experienced trader using 25 brokers and 7 banks worldwide. main reason for that is diversification.

i opened an account at optimus online, transferred and account from a different futures broker and wired money from a third one. i found it weird that i had to negotiate commissions. it smells fishy when a broker does not publish his commissions on his website. how do i know that i got a good rate? actually the rate was slightly worse than i had at a different futures broker but i decided to go for it because the other broker had just introduced new fees causing me to leave and optimus promised not to impose silly fees.

we agreed on the platform, the sierrachart. i had to wait for my money to arrive then i would get a welcome email.

shortly after my money had arrived i got an email that my account was activated and i could login to visionfinancial, their clearing company.

then i got a download link and a password for the trading application. it turned out that it was a different application than the requested and it did not contain any charts. i wrote to the given contact named matt zimberg that this solution was useless for me and it was absurd to provide a solution that does not contain any charts when i had requested the sierraCHART solution. instead of an apology i was confronted in writing how impolite and impatient i was. i was shocked and could not believe it how unprofessional this guy behaved. he was totally clueless about what customer service is.

two days later i was still waiting for the sierrachart software from optimus. they sent me a download link to a trial software. within the sierrachart software there is another login for the data feed. the login and password was provided from optimus but it did not work.

after three days of not being able to trade and many hours of trying to get the software to work i still got the message that it needed activation.

finally i gave up and asked them to return my money.

stay away from this company!

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Great brokerage with extremely personal customer service.
I have just opened up an account with Matt at Optimus Futures and have had a great experience.

Here is my brief 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 2 different brokerages. 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. 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 the Ninja Trader Platform. I had never used this platform, but wanted to integrate it into my trading for a number of reasons. 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 that they use. 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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