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The Best Indicators the Coach's Use to Trade!

Posted by TopstepTrader on January 22, 2020

What's Right for the Goose...

The debate rages on. What’s the best indicator to use for trading futures? The answer is, there isn’t one. Are some better than others? For sure. It also greatly depends on what products you’re trading. If you’re tracking markets that rely heavily on fundamental factors for volatility, such as grains and meats, you would probably want to look at more time and price based indicators. If more technically reliant markets are your thing, like stocks and bonds, then pivots and oscillators might be more in your wheelhouse.

 

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

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

Good Behavior & Gearing Up for Fall Trading with Danny & Hoag

Posted by TopstepTrader on September 03, 2019

Danny & Hoag are back! Jeff has the week off and Jack takes you into (and now out of) Labor Day Weekend with some relaxing Trader Therapy. Join us for this week’s episode to close out the summer and begin your Fall trading in style. 

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Topics: Limit Up! Podcast, John Hoagland, MARKet Reaction, Dan Hodgman, Jack Pelzer

Bear Markets, Crypto and Humility with TopstepTrader Founder Michael Patak

Posted by TopstepTrader on August 25, 2019

Last month, we decided to bring on our Founder and Chief Vision Officer Michael Patak to talk about his origins as a trader, the founding of TopstepTrader and his experiences being deep in the pit. This is part 2 of Jeff’s interview with Michael. If you missed part 1, make sure to check it out here

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Topics: Limit Up! Podcast, Michael Patak, MARKet Reaction, Jack Pelzer, Jeff Carter, Leadership

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