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Funded Trader Brendan V. from Wilmington, North Carolina

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22-year old Brendan V. began his journey to becoming a Topstep Funded Trader four years ago by way of  trading cryptocurrency futures. After a friend referred him to Topstep, he took a few laps through the Trading Combine®, and eventually found his groove and successfully passed Step-2 to earn a Funded Account.

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Brendan has just graduated from college with a degree in business administration and project management, and can’t wait to dive into the real estate market. His ultimate goal is to be able to trade and sell real estate at the same time, then turn his trading profits into an empire of rental properties and leave us all in the dust!

We love it. Having a plan is crucial, and you have to think big if you want to win big!

Patience and Discipline

Like most traders, Brendan struggled early on with patience and discipline issues. When FOMO hits and impulse takes over, that’s when the trading plan starts to fall apart. Fortunately, he was able to recognize those moments as learning opportunities, and took immediate action to ‘right the ship’.

When it comes to passing on the knowledge he learned from his experience in the Trading Combine, Brendan recommends working hard to put your ego aside and spending as much time practicing as you can. It’s important to find good add-ons to your trading style, and you shouldn’t be afraid to change them up from time to time. 

At a young age, Brendan already exemplifies the character and maturity you would typically expect to see in a well seasoned veteran trader. He has a bright future ahead of him and we wish him all the best. Hopefully we can get him to come back again soon for an update on his trading, and maybe a master class in real estate investment!

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Posted by TopstepTrader on May 22, 2020
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