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Jack P.

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Posted by Jack P. on July 15, 2020

Goldman Beats Earnings in All Spatial and Temporal Dimensions

There is a natural order to the universe. Its immutable laws dictate that regardless of economic conditions, Goldman Sachs will beat quarterly earnings expectations. This has always been true and...

Posted by Jack P. on April 14, 2020

Market Mania Finals: You Can Put It On The Board... Y/ES!

It's Ken R.'s world folks. We're all just living in it. The E-mini S&P 500 contract is your 2020 Topstep Market Mania Champion. Meanwhile, Ken won the tournament pick'em (and our eternal respect)...

Posted by Jack P. on April 09, 2020

Market Mania Round 3: Equities Reign Supreme

The last four products competing in Topstep Market Mania 2020 faced-off yesterday with two spots in the Championship match on the line. It was a bareknuckle brawl, but in the end, a pair of Equity...

Posted by Jack P. on April 07, 2020

Market Mania Round 2: Down Goes Oil!

Round 2 of Market Mania certainly did not disappoint. Equity indices continued on their warpath, Metals and Currencies faltered, and we witnessed a stunning upset as the journeyman Treasury Bond...

Posted by Jack P. on April 03, 2020

Market Mania Round 1: Oil Dominates, Stocks Roll, Grains Sent Packing

Round 1 of Topstep Market Mania 2020 is in the books, and boy was the head-to-head futures action hot! The day-long, settles-to-settles slugfest between 16 of your favorite products revealed a few...

Posted by Jack P. on February 05, 2020

The Iowa Caucuses Sure Went Well

There’s an irresistible charm to watching thousands of Midwesterners join their neighbors in a high school gymnasium and actively participate in Democracy. It also turns out to be a pretty moronic...

Posted by Jack P. on November 12, 2019

31 Thoughts About the S&P  Hitting 3,100

Perhaps you noticed that the S&P 500 hit 3,100 for the first time today? If you did not, let me assure you that this is indeed a thing that happened (albeit briefly).

In no particular order, here...

Posted by Jack P. on August 06, 2019

🔥Holy Moly... We Got Ourselves a Trade War 🔥

Folks, I must confess that I didn't pay much attention to the markets this weekend. I was both flat, and extremely interested to see what Shaquille O'Neal could do as a DJ at Lollapalooza (the...

Posted by Jack P. on August 01, 2019

Professional Wrestling Fans Should Love These Markets

The news driving markets continues to play out like a professional wrestling match. There's a little bit of everything: heroes, villains, threats, heel-turns, over-dramatic commentary. The only...