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How to Create Consistent Profitability in Your Trading!

Posted by TopstepTrader on January 17, 2020

Putting the process before profitability…

Listen, nobody’s perfect. Everyone eventually puts on a losing trade; it’s an inevitable fact of life in this business. Today, the guys are going to walk you through a few lessons they’ve learned over the years about maintaining consistent profitability.

 

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Topics: Performance Coaching, Coach's Playbook, Trading Lessons, Trading Psychology, Trading Plan, John Hoagland, Dan Hodgman, Jack Pelzer, video

5 Steps for Creating a Great Trading Plan in 2020!

Posted by TopstepTrader on January 13, 2020

Following up on last years list years list of '5 Steps For Creating A Great Trading Plan In 2019', Jack, Dan, John and Mick are back to give you a fresh perspective for 2020! 

 

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Topics: Performance Coaching, Coach's Playbook, Trading Lessons, Trading Psychology, Trading Plan, Mick Ieronimo, John Hoagland, Dan Hodgman, Jack Pelzer, video

2020 Predictions from Our Coaches

Posted by TopstepTrader on December 19, 2019

Welcome back to the Coach's Playbook! Today Mick, Jack, Dan and Hoag reveal the exact prices that the S&P 500, Crude Oil, Gold and Bitcoin will settle at on December 31, 2020.... Well, actually these are more informed guesses that are incredibly likely to be wrong. But hey, it's almost the Holidays so let's have some fun!

We're taking the next two weeks off, but be sure to come back in 2020 for brand new episodes of Coach's Playbook on Wednesdays at 11:30 AM CT. Now let's go ahead and make some predictions we'll later regret. 

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Topics: Coach's Playbook, Futures, Mick Ieronimo, John Hoagland, Dan Hodgman, Jack Pelzer

3 Ways to Gain More Consistency in Your Trading

Posted by TopstepTrader on December 12, 2019

Welcome back to the Coach's Playbook! Today Jack, Dan and Mick discuss 3 ways to gain more consistency in your trading. They also take a look at the pitfalls of loose risk management and acknowledge the extent of their Holiday weight gain. 

Tune in next Wednesday at 11:30 AM CT for a brand new episode where you can ask your own trading questions. We'd love to hear about anything that's on your mind. 

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Topics: Trader Behavior, Coach's Playbook, Trading Psychology, Futures, Mick Ieronimo, Dan Hodgman, Jack Pelzer

3 Reasons Not to Trade Over Holidays (+Bonus Turkey Recipe!)

Posted by TopstepTrader on November 22, 2019

It's time for another rousing edition of the Coach's Playbook! Today Dan, Mick and Hoag discuss 3 reasons why you should unplug and not trade illiquid holiday trading hours. Also, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, they breakdown recipes for some of their favorite dishes including smoked turkey and White Castle stuffing. 

Speaking of taking a break, we'll be off next week, but be sure to tune in every Wednesday after that at 11:30 AM CT for new live episodes where you can ask your own trading questions, and find out what to do with the leftovers. 

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Topics: Trader Behavior, Coach's Playbook, Trading Psychology, Futures, Mick Ieronimo, John Hoagland, Dan Hodgman, Jack Pelzer

5 Reasons Most People Don't Make Money Trading Futures

Posted by TopstepTrader on November 13, 2019

In this week's Coach's Playbook, Hoag and Mick, discuss an important, but somewhat unfortunate topic: 5 reasons most people don't find success trading futures. You should definitely know these pitfalls so that you can avoid them in your own account. 

Remember to tune in every Wednesday at 11:30 AM CT for new live episodes where you can ask your own trading questions, or occasionally watch us fumble with the video equipment. 

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Topics: Trader Behavior, Coach's Playbook, Trading Psychology, Futures, Mick Ieronimo, John Hoagland, Dan Hodgman, Jack Pelzer

3 Ways to Start Strong in Your Funded Account

Posted by TopstepTrader on November 07, 2019

Coach's Playbook is back, baby! And that means it's time for our Topstep performance coaches, Dan, Hoag and Mick, to breakdown the game film and provide you with the choicest pieces of trading strategy.

In today's video, the coaches discuss the three best ways to start out strong in your Funded Account. Remember to tune in every Wednesday at 11:30 AM CT for new live episodes where you can ask your own trading questions, or just hang out with some guys with Chicago accents. 

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Topics: Coach's Playbook, Futures, Mick Ieronimo, John Hoagland, Dan Hodgman, Jack Pelzer

Hold on to Your Hats: Summer Trading is Going to be Full of Opportunities

Posted by TopstepTrader on June 07, 2018

Summer trading is usually a grind. Not this year. At least that's not what we're expecting. Between the interest in markets spurred by the surge in volatility that started in February, important trading levels (like new highs in equity futures, and grains markets hitting their peak, the Summer of '18 may present some great opportunities to profit trading. Here's how.

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Topics: Performance Coaching, Trading Combine, Coach's Playbook, Forex, Futures

How can the Trading Combine Help You Become Consistently Profitable

Posted by TopstepTrader on May 04, 2018

Why is the Trading Combine® important? And how can it help your trading?

You may know that the Trading Combine started when Michael Patak lost $90,000 in three separate trading accounts. It was only after he put rules around his trading and learned to execute a strategy in a simulated trading environment that he became successful. 

Those rules became the basics of the Trading Combine. In this week's Coach's Playbook, the coaches talk about why the Trading Combine is important to develop consistently profitable traders and how it can help your trading

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Topics: Performance Coaching, Trading Combine, Coach's Playbook, Forex, Futures

This is When You Should Pay Yourself

Posted by TopstepTrader on April 12, 2018

The retail day trader typically starts with a smaller balance and grand ambitions of turning trading into a longer-term profession. Since that plan may be to turn a $5,000 or $10,000 account into something that is 5 or 10X as large, it can be natural to view a withdrawal as a step in the wrong direction. Every penny you take out of an account is one that can't grow tenfold. 

But that's the wrong way to look at it. In fact, taking a withdrawal is a critical step towards becoming a professional trader.

In this week's Coach's Playbook, the coaches talk about when traders should take a withdrawal and why. Enjoy.

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Topics: Performance Coaching, Coach's Playbook, Forex, Futures

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