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Posted by TopstepTrader on October 31, 2017

Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager: What I Look for in My Traders

Michael Platt is worth $4.5 billion according to Forbes - gains the result of a successful trading career and starting and running a hedge fund for more than 15 years. During that time, Platt's...

Posted by TopstepTrader on October 23, 2017

Major Futures Market Player: These are the 5 Traits of a Successful Trader

This week, in our series of insights from Jack Schwager's Market Wizards, we look at Gary Bielfeldt, a trader that built a fortune and became one of the largest players in the U.S. Treasury...

Posted by TopstepTrader on October 19, 2017

Blair Hull: The Man Who Stopped the Crash of 1987

On October 19, 1987, the equity market experienced its largest one-day decline ever. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 22%, setting off a chain of events that took global equity markets lower. 

Posted by TopstepTrader on October 18, 2017

Are Great Traders Born or Made? $150 Million in Trading Profits Gives Us the Answer

Is great trading a learned skill or an innate ability?

If this sounds like a question that could be at the heart of a movie, that's because it was. In Trading Places, two brothers that ran a...

Posted by TopstepTrader on October 16, 2017

How This Trader Put Together a 70 Month Streak of $100K+ Gains

This week, in our series of insights from Jack Schwager's Market Wizards, we look at Tony Saliba, a trader who put together 70 consecutive months where he made more than $100,000 each month. (Read...

Posted by TopstepTrader on October 10, 2017

How George Soros Made $1 Billion Shorting the British Pound

In 1992, George Soros made one of the most legendary trades of all time: a substantial bet that the British Pound would plummet in value. In hindsight, the trade looks like a no brainer (similar...

Posted by TopstepTrader on October 09, 2017

The Professor Who Beat Blackjack: This is How Much Money You Can Lose on a Single Trade

This week, in our series of insights from Jack Schwager's Market Wizards, we look at Ed Thorp’s incredible story that took him from the blackjack tables to legendary trader. (Read our last piece...

Posted by TopstepTrader on October 02, 2017

How Futures Trader Michael Marcus Went From $30K to $80 Million

At TopstepTrader, our smallest account size is $30K - with sizes that range all the way up to $150K. To many traders, $30K seems like the price of an ante - the minimum amount that you need to...

Posted by TopstepTrader on September 25, 2017

From $1.4 Billion to Bankrupt in 5 Years - Lessons of a Speculator

Coming out of the crash of 1929, one trader stood above the rest. Jesse Livermore was one of the few who foresaw the crash and leveraged that market awareness into gains of $100 million - or $1.39...

Posted by TopstepTrader on September 18, 2017

How to Turn from a Losing Trader to a Winning Trader: Champion Trader Marty Schwartz

This week, in our series of insights from Jack Schwager's original Market Wizards, we look at how Marty Schwartz turned from a losing trader into a winning trader.

Marty Schwartz is a champion...

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