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Funded Trader Simar Explains How to Stop Gambling and Start Trading

Posted by TopstepFX on October 20, 2019

 

Certain aspects of trading are universal. Sure, you need to know the quirks of any product you trade inside-and-out. But the core elements remain the same whether you're trading equities or interest rates, soybeans or baseball cards. It's all about the interaction between supply and demand, and the resulting discovery of price. An individual's skill in reading the price action is what separates the trader from the gambler.

Funded trader Simar from Canada earned his account in our forex evaluation, but futures traders, listen closely, because his journey probably mirrors your own. He admits to starting out as a gambler in the markets before finding success through a combination of hard work, sound strategy, and discipline. 

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Topics: Forex, Trading Plan, TopstepFX Funded Traders, TopstepFX

The Biggest Single Trade We've Ever Had: Chris H. from Japan

Posted by TopstepFX on October 01, 2019

You could imagine in 7+ years funding traders that Topstep has had some great trades. But we never had a single $9,000 trade—that is until Chris H. from Japan went long GBP/JPY on September 9. Ultimately, that trade netted him $9,120 in profits and put him well on his way to $5,900 in withdrawals for September. 

While that story is good enough for us to blog about it, what really makes Chris' story great is the resiliency with which he's traded with TopstepFX. His $5,900 withdrawal wasn't his first time in a Funded Account®; in fact, it wasn't even his first withdrawal from a Funded Account. And we have a feeling it won't be his last. Keep reading for how Chris identified this opportunity and how he found the patience to see it through.

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Topics: Forex, Trading Setups, TopstepFX Funded Traders, Currency Pages

Funded FX Trader Shavar H. Talks Trading Combine Strategy

Posted by TopstepFX on August 29, 2019

 

 

This week, we caught up with newly-funded TopstepFX trader Shavar H. to talk about his trading journey, how he develops strategies, and why he decided to trade forex in the first place. He reminds us that trading is about more than just money, it's about learning and acquiring a skill that can open all sorts of opportunities down the road.

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Topics: Forex, Trading Setups, TopstepFX Funded Traders, Currency Pages

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

The Shifting Landscape in Macroeconomics with Martin Essex of DailyFX.com

Posted by TopstepTrader on August 11, 2019

A few weeks ago, our very own Mark Meadows went onto the DailyFX podcast and spoke with host Martin Essex. Now, we’re flipping things around and bringing Martin onto Limit Up! Martin is an analyst and editor over at DailyFX and has previously written for The Wall Street Journal, Reuters and the BBC.

Jeff talks with Martin about all things Macroeconomics, the Euro and how it’s all coming back to rethinking capitalism. Their conversation was so good, we decided to split it into two parts. So enjoy part 1 of the show!

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

Dollar Dips as Pound and Euro Rebound

Posted by TopstepTrader on June 19, 2019

The Dollar is giving back some ground against the Euro and the British Pound after several weeks of gains. The trend reversal comes as global Central Banks adopt a more dovish tilt, while Brexit uncertainty clouds the U.K., and as President Trump steps into the currency debate.

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Topics: Forex, US Dollar, Euro, EUR/USD, GBP/USD, economic data reports

3 Ways Our Funded Traders Profited from Brexit Chaos

Posted by TopstepFX on May 29, 2019

To say that last week was a busy session for forex would certainly be an understatement.  The "will they, won't they" saga of Brexit continues to go nowhere—and consequently, the Pound Sterling has been getting absolutely hammered since the beginning of May. Oh, and did we mention that British Prime Minister Theresa May announced her impending resignation on Friday? 

Currency markets are extremely volatile right now, which means there are some great entry points for traders who know how to manage their risk. With this in mind, we'd like to give a quick shout out to three of our Funded Traders who stayed smart and made some great trades last week off the Brexit madness. 

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Topics: Success Stories, Trading Basics, Forex, TopstepFX Funded Traders

From Huge Drawdown to Big Withdrawals: a Funded Trader Shares His Secrets

Posted by TopstepFX on April 09, 2019

 


Four days into his Funded Account®, Nick S. in Texas found himself 51% to his total Account Loss Limit. That's right, his $5,000 balance fell to a closing low of $3,307 — putting him just $1,600 from losing his account. But instead of spiraling deeper and deeper and taking larger risks, Nick says that he was hit with the realization: "This is real money." 

Indeed it was, and Nick finally got back to the strategy that helped him pass the Trading Combine® and earn live trading capital in the first place. That led him on a path to $6,700 in withdrawals over the next two months. 

Here's how Nick did it. 

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Topics: Trading Combine, Forex, TopstepFX Funded Traders, Currency Pages, trading strategy, TopstepFX

Huge Week for the Dollar with Key Data Due Early April

Posted by TopstepTrader on March 31, 2019

The dollar rally faces a test as the first week of April brings a flood of economic data. Take a look at some (certainly not all) of the key statistics due out Monday through Friday:

  • Monday: Retail Sales, Manufacturing
  • Tuesday: Durable Goods
  • Wednesday: ADP jobs
  • Thursday: Jobless Claims
  • Friday: JOBS, JOBS, JOBS

With the U.S. Dollar posting its best monthly gain of 2019 in March, surprises or disappointments in the data will help traders determine whether the rally has legs.

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Topics: Forex, US Dollar, EUR/USD, economic data reports, TopstepFX, USD/JPY

EUR/USD at Huge Inflection Point: Reversal Imminent?

Posted by TopstepTrader on March 21, 2019

Did you see that move in EUR/USD yesterday?

Since hitting a low in early March, EUR/USD has been on a tear, gaining eight out of 11 trading days. Heading into yesterday's Federal Reserve meeting, that put the price pushing up towards some critical resistance.

To make things more interesting, the FOMC went ultra-dovish in their statement, backing away from any interest rate increases in 2019, downgrading the outlook for growth and setting an end date for its quantitative tightening. That hit the U.S. Dollar hard and has EUR/USD threatening to reverse a year-long downtrend. Let's take a closer look.

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Topics: Forex, EUR/USD, Currency Pages, TopstepFX

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