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Futures Trading Benchmarks | How Does The Typical Retail Trader Perform — And Exactly Where Do You Rank In It?

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This article on Futures Trading Benchmarks is the opinion of Optimus Futures. The purpose of a futures trading benchmark is to see how your performance compares to an alternative (and competitive) means of investment. The underlying notion behind all trading is that you can outperform a given market benchmark; otherwise, you would invest in a given benchmark and not try to outperform it. In the end, the bottom line is your “bottom line”: how much money you made or lost over time. For most aspiring futures traders there’s nothing that revs up the appetite for success more than the stories…