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Posted by TopstepTrader on July 24, 2018

Funded Trader: $2,300 in Profits Riding Nasdaq to New Highs

We say it often — trading is all about your risk-to-reward ratio. In this trade, Brad M. from Chicago nailed going long Nasdaq ($NQ) futures and riding one contract for more than 100 points and...

Posted by TopstepTrader on July 09, 2018

8 Days, $10K in Profits for a Funded Futures Trader

If you've been following TopstepTrader on social media, you've probably seen the name Mykhailio C., one of our funded futures traders from Ukraine. That's because in his first month trading in a...

Posted by TopstepTrader on June 28, 2018

$1,500+ Trade: When Overnight Trading Presents Opportunities

The best part about trading being 23 hours a day is that it can present opportunities at any point in the day. For many traders that trade futures part-time, that means that the market is there...

Posted by TopstepTrader on June 20, 2018

The Best Way to Bounce Back From a Major Trading Loss

Major trading losses are part of the game. Just ask any futures or forex trader. Every one of Jack Schwager’s Market Wizards has a story of a spectacular loss. And chances are that if you’ve been...

Posted by TopstepTrader on June 07, 2018

Hold on to Your Hats: Summer Trading is Going to be Full of Opportunities

Summer trading is usually a grind. Not this year. At least that's not what we're expecting. Between the interest in markets spurred by the surge in volatility that started in February, important...

Posted by TopstepTrader on June 04, 2018

This is How to Trade a Trend Line Breakout

Since making new, all-time highs in January and then crashing 10% in February, the E-Mini S&P has consolidated. As the chart below indicates, it put in lower highs in March and April, but each...

Posted by TopstepTrader on May 16, 2018

Why Traders Set Unrealistic Expectations... and How to Improve

"Trading is the hardest way to make easy money." — Michael Patak

Have you set a goal to make $1,000 trading? Because of leverage in futures, many traders have made four-figures in a single trading...

Posted by TopstepTrader on May 04, 2018

How can the Trading Combine Help You Become Consistently Profitable

Why is the Trading Combine® important? And how can it help your trading?

You may know that the Trading Combine started when Michael Patak lost $90,000 in three separate trading accounts. It was...

Posted by TopstepTrader on April 30, 2018

Shorting a Market at New Contract Highs

Paul Tudor Jones has made his living picking trend reversals. He considers them low-risk opportunities. You may get cut five or 10 times, but with diligence, you can also catch huge moves. 

One of...

Posted by TopstepTrader on April 20, 2018

This is the Best Way to Place a Stop

If you are trading without a stop, you are playing with fire. Not because the market can move 100 ticks in a second — though it could. But because then, you haven't clearly defined your risk. And...

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