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Posted by Jack P. on April 07, 2020

Market Mania Round 2: Down Goes Oil!

Round 2 of Market Mania certainly did not disappoint. Equity indices continued on their warpath, Metals and Currencies faltered, and we witnessed a stunning upset as the journeyman Treasury Bond...

Posted by Jack P. on April 03, 2020

Market Mania Round 1: Oil Dominates, Stocks Roll, Grains Sent Packing

Round 1 of Topstep Market Mania 2020 is in the books, and boy was the head-to-head futures action hot! The day-long, settles-to-settles slugfest between 16 of your favorite products revealed a few...

Posted by TopstepTrader on March 19, 2020

Welcome to Topstep Market Mania 2020!

This has been a tough time for traders. In fact, it has been a tough time for everyone. No corner of life escaped the effects of this outbreak, including sports. And unfortunately, this means many...

Posted by Pat Crawley on March 04, 2020

Why #ES Traders Should Consider Diversifying with Swing Trades

Many day traders who see success in their first few years become obsessed. They wake up hours before the open to prep for the trading session and remain on their screens hours after the close to...

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...

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