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Funded Trader Yose Talks Trading Psychology and Fear

Posted by TopstepTrader on September 18, 2019

A few weeks back, former funded trader Yose from the Dominican Republic stopped by Topstep HQ in Chicago to appear on our Weekly Preview show. He was also kind enough to stick around and explain a few of his thoughts on trading psychology and how to keep the right trading mindset. Hope you enjoy!

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Topics: TopstepTrader Funded Traders, Trading Lessons, Yose

Let's Get Weird! Expanding Your Mind Beyond Trading With Alan Matthew

Posted by TopstepTrader on September 16, 2019

On this week’s episode of Limit Up! we’re talking to Alan Matthew, trader and CEO at Tribal Ventures. Alan knows how to have fun and live life to the fullest - necessary when you have a stressful job. Tune into this freaky-deaky episode for an irreverent chat about how Alan found himself in the Amazon and the dusty city at the center of the Burning Man festival.

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Topics: Limit Up!, MARKet Reaction, Dan Hodgman, Alan Matthew

The 5 Most Insightful Quotes from Topstep Funded Traders

Posted by TopstepTrader on September 11, 2019

At Topstep, we've funded more than 3,000 traders over the past 7 years. That's a whole lot of live capital we've given to a whole bunch of amazing people.

It's also more than 3,000 stories. Not to get all sentimental, but one of the best parts of this job is getting to sit down with our traders and learn what they're thinking. 

Here are some of the most insightful things they have told us:

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Topics: Trading Plan, TopstepFX Funded Traders, TopstepFX

Dual Momentum Investing Amidst Market Volatility With Gary Antonacci

Posted by TopstepTrader on September 09, 2019

There are many theories of investing, but according to Gary Antonacci, Principal at Portfolio Management Consultants and author of the book “Dual Momentum Investing,” following trends is the best bang for your buck. On this week’s episode of Limit Up! Jeff talks to Gary about his strategy of dual momentum and how it relates to trend following. But first, Mark Meadows is back this week with his MARKet Reactions in which silver reigned supreme.

Tune in to this week’s episode and find out how to ignore all the extra noise by following a stock’s relative momentum to make your investment decisions.

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Topics: Limit Up!, MARKet Reaction, Dan Hodgman, Gary Antonacci

New Season, New Trade: Topstep Moment of the Week

Posted by TopstepTrader on September 08, 2019

In this Topstep Moment of the Week, Anthony Crudele and Dan Hodgman discuss trading around Holidays and how these events can serve as inflection points for the markets. With Labor Day in the books, we are now entering the most volatile part of the the trading calendar, and a giant shift in sentiment is most certainly not out of the question. 

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Topics: TopstepTrader Funded Traders, Futures, Anthony Crudele, Dan Hodgman, Topstep Moment

Good Behavior & Gearing Up for Fall Trading with Danny & Hoag

Posted by TopstepTrader on September 03, 2019

Danny & Hoag are back! Jeff has the week off and Jack takes you into (and now out of) Labor Day Weekend with some relaxing Trader Therapy. Join us for this week’s episode to close out the summer and begin your Fall trading in style. 

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Topics: Limit Up!, John Hoagland, MARKet Reaction, Dan Hodgman, Jack Pelzer

Bear Markets, Crypto and Humility with TopstepTrader Founder Michael Patak

Posted by TopstepTrader on August 25, 2019

Last month, we decided to bring on our Founder and Chief Vision Officer Michael Patak to talk about his origins as a trader, the founding of TopstepTrader and his experiences being deep in the pit. This is part 2 of Jeff’s interview with Michael. If you missed part 1, make sure to check it out here

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Topics: Limit Up!, Michael Patak, MARKet Reaction, Jack Pelzer, Jeff Carter, Leadership

Funded Trader Vladimir M. Makes $5,340 on Single Oil Trade

Posted by TopstepTrader on August 21, 2019

In this Topstep Moment of the Week, Anthony Crudele and Dan Hodgman take a look at a big-money Oil trade from Topstep funded trader Vladimir M. over in Dubai. In these volatile markets, Dan explains why it pays to to define your exit strategy, and let your winners run until market conditions dictate otherwise. 

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Topics: TopstepTrader Funded Traders, Futures, Anthony Crudele, Crude Oil, Dan Hodgman, Topstep Moment

Funded Trader Adam V. Stops by Studio to Talk Gold, Performance Coaching

Posted by TopstepTrader on August 19, 2019

Funded trader Adam V. has been with Topstep for almost 3 years now, and we were lucky enough to have him stop by our Chicago studios Monday to talk about Gold and his journey through the Trading Combine. In this edition of The Weekly Preview, Adam and Dan have a great conversation about the upcoming Fed rate decision, looming market volatility, and why working with a trading coach is so important. We hope you enjoy!

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Topics: Market Updates, TopstepTrader Funded Traders, Gold, Futures, Weekly Preview

Martin Essex of DailyFX Returns to Talk Brexit, Cryptos and Eurozone

Posted by TopstepTrader on August 18, 2019

In this episode, Jeff and Martin shift their focus across the Atlantic to Europe, where there’s no shortage of news impacting the markets. From Brexit, to the impact of cryptocurrencies and the evolving state of the Eurozone, Martin has a front row seat to some of the most important market shifting stories in the financial world.

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Topics: Limit Up!, Forex, Currency Pages, MARKet Reaction, Jeff Carter, Martin Essex

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