This year, our Topstep funded traders took hundreds of thousands of dollars out of the markets without risking a dime of their own capital. As we wind down 2019, we though it might be interesting to showcase a few of the biggest withdrawals from the last 12 months.
So without further ado, here are the top ten largest weekly withdrawals of 2019—plus a few honorable mentions for good measure.
Just because these payouts didn't crack the top ten, doesn't mean these traders didn't add some serious cash to their bank accounts.
#15 (tied): "Team 4,000"
It appears that $4,000 is a popular amount to withdraw from the Funded Account—and why not? That's a lot money no matter where you call home. A number of these traders even found their way into our Topstep Funded Trader Shout-outs.
|Name||Amount||Week of Withdrawal|
Congratulations to all six of you. We hope that you can add to this success in the new year.
#14. Brad M. from Illinois - $4,232
Brad has been one of our most consistently profitable futures traders, so it's no surprise to see him here. In fact, it would probably be more of a surprise if this was the only time we saw him on this list (spoiler alert).
We've been lucky enough to interview Brad in the past. Feel free to check out this blog we did if you would like to learn more about how he looks at the markets.
#13. Karl V. - $4,300
#12. Mustafa A. - $4,415
#11. Tom R. - $4,500
Great work by Karl, Mustafa and Tom who just missed the top ten, but made some phenomenal trades along the way.
Mustafa cashed out a few days ago, while Tom and Karl both took advantage of some great August volatility in futures and forex. The markets always present opportunities, but a favorable trading environment definitely makes it easier. Hopefully 2020 boasts some serious movement in prices.
The Top Ten: Part 1
Now for the main event: here are the top ten biggest weekly withdrawals by our funded traders in 2019.
#10. Rebeca C. - $4,800
I believe it was Beyoncé Knowles who once claimed that girls ran the world. I think that's a fair assessment given the way Rebeca traded this September. Congratulations to you, Rebeca! We certainly hope to see more women on this list in 2020.
#4 (tied): Marcin, Linda Ann & the $5K Crew
Week of Withdrawal
|Linda Ann D.||$5,000||11/8/2019|
So initially, we planned to reveal just the first half of the top ten list this week. That idea kind of went out the window once we looked at the actual numbers. Six traders tied for biggest withdrawal, each transferring $5,000 from their Funded Account to their bank account. That's a nice round number and a nice chunk of change to boot.
Congratulations again to everyone who made the list so far. Next week, we'll reveal the 3 biggest withdrawals of 2019, and go further in depth about the trades and strategies that produced some of the biggest winners this year.