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What an Army Major General Can Teach You About Leadership - Part 1

Posted by TopstepTrader on July 01, 2019

TopstepTrader has a very special guest for you this week. First up, though, Mark Meadows will take you through his MARKet Reaction for the week. Then, in the first of a two-part interview series, new Limit Up! Host Jeff Carter sits down with Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation President and U.S. Army Major General Karl Horst. They discuss how he’s taking lessons from his military career and bringing them to the corporate world through establishing boundaries, constraints and maintaining discipline. Sound familiar traders? Lastly, they end by discussing the connection between Jazz and leadership as well as the first 3 of General Horst’s leadership principles.

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Topics: Limit Up!, MARKet Reaction, Jack Pelzer, Jeff Carter, Karl Horst, Leadership, Discipline

The Fed Has Some New Rates and We Have a New Host

Posted by TopstepTrader on June 24, 2019

What’s it like to watch an options exchange grow in value by several orders of magnitude? You’re about to find out as this episode of Limit Up! Introduces its new host: Jeff Carter. Jeff is an accomplished trader, investor, adviser and former board member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He’ll be joining Limit Up! As our new permanent host starting next week.

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Topics: Limit Up!, John Hoagland, MARKet Reaction, Dan Hodgman, Trader Therapy, Jack Pelzer, Jeff Carter

Buy the Rumor, Sell the News

Posted by TopstepTrader on June 18, 2019

It's Fed season on this week's Limit Up! Podcast and the markets are still the markets.  On today's episode, Mark walks us through his feelings on gold. Danny and John then discuss keeping your emotions in check and how sometimes just stepping away is what you need to regulate yourself. Finally, Jack Pelzer channels his inner Cramer (Jim, not Cosmo) to bring you this week's latest segment: Kooky Currency.

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

Jeopardy & Trading: The Importance of Sticking to Your Game Plan

Posted by TopstepTrader on June 11, 2019

The Limit Up! Podcast is back with another dose of market analysis, trading strategy and...Jeopardy?  This week Danny Hodgman and John Hoagland discuss the latest Jeopardy uber-champion and how he kept winning by sticking to his game plan, something that rings true for traders as well. As always, our very own Mark Meadows is back with his MARKet Reaction. Finally, Jack Pelzer brings you into his office for this week's Trader Therapy.

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

Limit Up! Podcast: Different Ways to Look at the Market

Posted by TopstepTrader on June 04, 2019

Welcome back to the new Limit Up! Listen in to get this week’s MARKet Reaction with our very own Mark Meadows, hear Danny Hodgman and John Hoagland talk about the Market Profile charting technique, and stick around for Trader Therapy with Jack Pelzer.

Don’t forget, we want to hear from you! We’re rolling out a new call-in line for listeners of the show, so be sure to give us a call at 855-902-0331 and let us know what’s on your mind.

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Topics: Limit Up!, John Hoagland, MARKet Reaction, Dan Hodgman, Trader Therapy, Jack Pelzer, Market Profile

Limit Up! Podcast: Keeping Cool During Summer Trading with Danny & Hoag

Posted by TopstepTrader on May 30, 2019

Welcome to the new Limit Up! This episode marks the beginning of a few show changes we’ll be rolling out over the coming weeks. We’ll be covering our new listener voicemail hotline, breaking down Brexit in the MARKet reaction, and discussing the intricacies of the Summer trade with TopstepTrader performance coaches Dan Hodgman and John Hoagland.

So if you get a chance, give us a call and let us know what you think about the podcast or anything else trading related!

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Topics: Limit Up!, Trading Psychology, John Hoagland, MARKet Reaction, Dan Hodgman

Trading Legends: Keys to Building My Trading Fortune

Posted by TopstepTrader on February 03, 2019

Are you looking for the best, most concise trading advice that you can find. Then look no further — we have you covered on this Best of Limit Up! episode. Over the year since the Limit Up! podcast launched, Topstep has talked with millionaire (and billionaire) traders and 'Market Wizards,' distilling their experience into actions and routines that you can implement in your trading.

In this episode, Topstep’s Eddie Horn walks listeners through prior conversations with five trading legends — Jack Schwager, Brett SteenbargerLinda RaschkeTony Saliba and Larry Benedict. Combined, these guests have taken untold fortunes from futures, options and forex markets. And now they'll share with you those key factors that helped them do it. 

Limit Up! is also available on iTunesGoogle Play or Spotify, where you can subscribe to get fresh episodes each week delivered to your inbox. 

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Topics: Market Wizards, Limit Up!, Forex, Futures, Linda Bradford Raschke, Larry Benedict, Jack Schwager, Brett Steenbarger, Currency Pages, Tony Saliba

What it Takes to be a Profitable Trader

Posted by TopstepTrader on January 27, 2019


In 2018, TopstepTrader funded more than 1,020 futures trading accounts with our capital. Behind all of those accounts was one risk manager: Mick Ieronimo. Mick saw the behaviors and trades that powered successful traders, as well as those behaviors that were common among unsuccessful traders.

In this must listen-to episode of Limit Up!, Mick discusses all of these things and what he has learned as a trader, both independently and with 'Market Wizard' Linda Raschke, and risk manager with TopstepTrader. 

Limit Up! is also available on iTunesGoogle Play or Spotify, where you can subscribe to get fresh episodes each week delivered to your inbox. 

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Topics: Trading Basics, Limit Up!, Forex, Futures, Mick Ieronimo

This is the Worst Thing You can do while Trading in Heightened Volatility

Posted by TopstepTrader on December 05, 2018

This is an incredible trading environment. Yesterday's moves in U.S. equity, interest rate and forex markets offered tremendous opportunities. This is a time when traders have to adjust their strategy, says Peter Davies of Jigsaw Trading. 

Peter recently sat down with Topstep's Eddie Horn to talk about how to trade volatility — from someone who has been involved in markets from before the 1999 tech boom and bust. Peter offers tactical advice for traders, including what the absolute worst adjustment you can make in heightened volatility is and how you can improve your performance each and every day. 

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Topics: Trading Basics, Limit Up!, Forex, Peter Davies, Futures

A Poker Champion on Making Better Decisions

Posted by TopstepTrader on October 01, 2018

You may know Annie Duke as the World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions winner in 2004. But you don't make more than $4.2 million in lifetime earnings on the professional poker circuit without knowing how to make decisions and manage risk. 

For Annie, that's been a lifetime passion — and one that she is pursuing more than ever now that she is retired from professional poker. 

In this interview with Topstep's Eddie Horn, Annie details why our decision-making is flawed and how we can change the way we approach problems to reach better decisions. Annie takes complex topics like "resulting" and "hindsight bias" and breaks it into easy-to-understand pieces that will improve your trading. 

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Topics: Trading Basics, Limit Up!, Forex, Futures, Currency Pages, Annie Duke

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