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John D.

John is a Chicago native and 15 year veteran of the trading industry. He spent his formative years on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade before heading "upstairs" to tackle screen trading. John provides daily market commentary and trending news to the Topstep Trader blog, and is a contributor to the Market Forecast morning broadcast.

Recent Posts

Posted by John D. on May 01, 2020

Topstep Trading 101: Triple Bottoms

The purpose of this series is to educate newer traders on the basic principles and techniques of technical analysis. To a lot of you, this is old news, but for the rest of you, we are here to help...

Posted by John D. on April 29, 2020

Topstep Trading 101: Triple Tops

The purpose of this series is to educate newer traders on the basic principles and techniques of technical analysis. To a lot of you, this is old news, but for the rest of you, we are here to help...

Posted by John D. on April 28, 2020

What Happened to Crude Oil?

Hedgers and speculators rely on two standards of light sweet crude oil to determine futures prices. In the US, we set pricing models based on production of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil,...

Posted by John D. on April 15, 2020

Could The Bottom Be In For Stocks?

With the amount of doubt and uncertainty still weighing heavy on the world, how is it that the stock market has been able to stage such a strong and impressive comeback? More importantly, is this...

Posted by John D. on April 15, 2020

Topstep Trading 101: Double Bottoms

The purpose of this series is to educate newer traders on the basic principles and techniques of technical analysis. To a lot of you, this is old news, but for the rest of you, we are here to help...

Posted by John D. on April 13, 2020

Topstep Trading 101: Double Tops

The purpose of this series is to educate newer traders on the basic principles and techniques of technical analysis. To a lot of you, this is old news, but for the rest of you, we are here to help...

Posted by John D. on April 08, 2020

Topstep Trading 101: The Rectangle Formation

The purpose of this series is to educate newer traders on the basic principles and techniques of technical analysis. To a lot of you, this is old news, but for the rest of you, we are here to help...

Posted by John D. on April 06, 2020

Topstep Trading 101: The Wedge Formation

The purpose of this series is to educate newer traders on the basic principles and techniques of technical analysis. To a lot of you, this is old news, but for the rest of you, we are here to help...

Posted by John D. on April 06, 2020

Marching Into April

Is it just me, or did March feel like it was 3 months long? We sure had a lot thrown at us in those 31 days, and the full scope of the true damage will remain uncertain for quite a while yet. It...

Posted by John D. on April 01, 2020

Topstep Trading 101: Pennant Formations

The purpose of this series is to educate newer traders on the basic principles and techniques of technical analysis. To a lot of you, this is old news, but for the rest of you, we are here to help...