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Posted by TopstepTrader on May 12, 2019

Tip of the Week: Know Your Role as a Trader

What is the job of a trader exactly? If you can't articulate what you're supposed to be doing, then you should probably just stay out of the markets altogether. In this week's Tip of the Week,...

Posted by TopstepTrader on May 05, 2019

Tip of the Week: Size Down to Size Up

Don't be one of those annoying traders who treats the number of contracts they have on at any given point as a reflection of their self-worth. You don't always need to be swinging for the fences....

Posted by TopstepTrader on April 29, 2019

Tip of the Week: Know the Risks and Rewards of Earning Season

Most traders learn pretty quick that the release of numbers like unemployment or GDP can cause huge swings in the futures markets, but remember, it’s not just the government that can make or break...

Posted by TopstepTrader on March 24, 2019

Tip of the Week: Manage Your Expectations

Expectations are everything. Trading is so difficult because there is so much opportunity. But if you expect to take advantage of it all the time, that could be setting yourself up for a fall....

Posted by TopstepTrader on March 18, 2019

Tip of the Week: Set a Personal Loss Limit

In this week's Tip of the Week, TopstepTrader's founder Michael Patak points out something that we all must accept: setting a personal loss limit. Whether that's a daily loss limit, weekly loss...

Posted by TopstepTrader on March 10, 2019

Tip of the Week: Have a Trading Plan

In this week's Tip of the Week, where TopstepTrader's founder and CVO Michael Patak shares one of the most important lessons to any trader. Make. A. Trading. Plan.

Trading plans are critical to...

Posted by TopstepTrader on March 03, 2019

Tip of the Week: Always Trade for Tomorrow

This week, we're launching a new video series: Tip of the Week, where TopstepTrader's founder and CVO Michael Patak shares lessons he's learned in more than a decade of trading — and more than 7...

Posted by TopstepTrader on March 09, 2018

Turning $90K in Trading Losses into an Opportunity

Michael Patak is the founder and chief visionary officer of TopstepTrader. He started trading and promptly blew up three $30,000 trading accounts (for a total of $90,000). 

Not deterred, Michael...

Posted by TopstepTrader on February 16, 2018

What These Traders Wish They Knew Before They Lost Huge

Great traders and not-so-great traders likely have one thing in common: they’ve all lost a lot of money trading. Trading is a tough business. And between finding a strategy and keeping our mental...