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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…


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...

Posted by TopstepTrader on January 09, 2020

More Highs Please!

Got another one this morning! After the 8:30 CT bell, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq futures both notched another high print on their belts. Dow futures came close, falling shy by just a few ticks, and...

Posted by Peter Davies on January 08, 2020

You Should Have a Trading Journal. So Why Don't You?

Every educator worth their salt will tell you, it’s important to journal your trades, to keep a record so you can track your progress.

However, almost all traders fail to heed this advice. In...

Posted by Pat Crawley on January 07, 2020

Going Deep on Adam Grimes’ Approach


Adam Grimes is one of the best-known figures in trading media. He’s the author of The Art and Science of Technical Analysis and created a free trading course called The Art and Science of...

Posted by TopstepTrader on January 06, 2020

Resilience Is a Thing

After sustaining early losses before markets in Asia closed early Monday morning, stocks in the U.S. and Europe slowly began to recover, with the biggest boost coming right on the 8:30 CT opening...

Posted by TopstepTrader on January 05, 2020

10 Biggest Funded Trader Withdrawals of 2019: Part 2

This year, Topstep funded traders took hundreds of thousands of dollars out of the markets without risking a dime of their own capital. As we wind down 2019, we though it might be inspiring to...

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