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Posted by Pat Crawley on February 23, 2020

Intro to Auction Market Theory and Market Profile

Financial markets are an endless two-way auction, where the price is discovered through the negotiation of buyers and sellers. The stock and futures markets, like any market, exist to facilitate...

Posted by TopstepTrader on February 16, 2020

Sound Off: Best Tips for Passing Step 1 of the Trading Combine

Last week, we debuted Topstep's first Weekly Trader Challenge. The idea was to provide a venue for our social community to share their most valuable trading advice. In prompt one we asked: what is...

Posted by Jack P. on February 05, 2020

The Iowa Caucuses Sure Went Well

There’s an irresistible charm to watching thousands of Midwesterners join their neighbors in a high school gymnasium and actively participate in Democracy. It also turns out to be a pretty moronic...

Posted by TopstepTrader on February 04, 2020

Seeing is Believing

Being able to recognize market conditions, and knowing what factors influence those conditions, goes a long way to optimizing your bottom line in the trading world. It’s a skill that doesn’t come...

Posted by John Doherty on February 03, 2020

Health Scares Fuel Panic Selling

If you want to talk efficiency; China built a 645,000 square foot hospital in less than 10 days. The 1,000 bed facility specifically built to house Coronavirus patients opened its doors Monday....

Posted by Pat Crawley on January 30, 2020

How to Test Strategies and Become a Better Trader With Backtesting

What is Backtesting?

Backtesting is the testing of a trading strategy against historical data. Backtesting intends to test the statistical validity of a trading strategy. While the practice has...

Posted by TopstepTrader on January 26, 2020

Funded Trader Tony H. from New York

Up until the time a college advisor asked if he wanted to intern on the trading floor at the NYMEX, Tony Hicks had never even heard of the futures markets. The moment he stepped foot on the floor,...

Posted by Pat Crawley on January 19, 2020

How Linda Raschke Approaches the Market Open

 

Linda Raschke is a futures trader who has been through it all. Bull markets, Bear markets, the takeover heydays of the 1980s, the low volatility grinding post-GFC. She started as a floor trader,...

Posted by John Doherty on January 16, 2020

Bittersweet New Highs

The Failed Top Trade

Earlier this week I posted a blog article laying out guidelines and best practices for picking tops. As it turns out, this has been a textbook week to put them into practice…

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Posted by John Doherty on January 13, 2020

Are You Trying To Pick Tops?

I went out on a limb during Monday morning’s Market Forecast video by saying that the January Break started with the poor jobs report Friday. It was my first contribution to the daily video, and...

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