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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.

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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...

Posted by John D. on March 30, 2020

Topstep Trading 101: Flag Patterns

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 March 27, 2020

Topstep Trading 101: Triangles (Part 3)

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

Posted by John D. on March 25, 2020

Topstep Trading 101: Triangles (Part 2)

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

Posted by John D. on March 23, 2020

Topstep Trading 101: Triangles (Part 1)

Welcome to the first edition of Topstep Trading 101. The purpose of this series is to educate you on the basic techniques and principles of technical analysis. To a lot of you, this is old news,...

Posted by John D. on March 17, 2020

Short Selling Bans and Survival Tactics

To say there is a lot of confusion out there right now would probably be the understatement of the month. After the Dow Jones recorded its worst daily performance since 1987 on Monday, equity...

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