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Posted by TopstepTrader on April 16, 2018

$5K in One Crude Oil Trade

With volatile markets, traders are able to take advantage of some big moves, without having to take on more risk. In this latest episode of The Trade, Performance Coach Dan Hodgman talks about a...

Posted by TopstepTrader on April 12, 2018

This is When You Should Pay Yourself

The retail day trader typically starts with a smaller balance and grand ambitions of turning trading into a longer-term profession. Since that plan may be to turn a $5,000 or $10,000 account into...

Posted by TopstepTrader on March 27, 2018

Your Best Trades May be Losses

In the latest episode of The Trade, Performance Coach Dan Hodgman hones in on a subject that a lot of traders don't talk much about: taking losses. Anyone who has been trading for a while knows...

Posted by TopstepTrader on March 16, 2018

The Secret to a $2k Week

TopstepTrader's founder and chief visionary officer, Michael Patak, joins Senior Performance Coach John Hoagland for a special episode of Trader Behavior. This week, Michael and John focus on a...

Posted by TopstepTrader on March 15, 2018

How to Make More Money Trading

TopstepTrader funded 159 traders in February — and we're on pace to eclipse that number in March. It's pretty common for new funded traders to want to get a quick start. But oftentimes fast is slow

Posted by TopstepTrader on March 12, 2018

This is How You Trade Around Events

In the latest episode of The Trade, Performance Coach Dan Hodgman talks about one of our funded trader's trades last Wednesday, March 7. The trade occurred right after the ADP Employment Report, a...

Posted by TopstepTrader on March 07, 2018

These are the 3 Rules of Short-Term Scalping

In the latest episode of our new trading segment, The Trade, Performance Coach Dan Hodgman takes a look at a successful Nasdaq futures (NQ) trade by Russell B. from Minneapolis, Minnesota....

Posted by TopstepTrader on February 27, 2018

This is How to Ride a Market Wave Higher

In this week's episode of The Trade, Performance Coach Dan Hodgman takes a look at a trade by one of our funded traders, Melissa M. in Oklahoma. This is an actual Crude Oil ($CLJ8) trade that...

Posted by TopstepTrader on February 24, 2018

This is a Guaranteed Outcome from Trading with a Gambler's Mentality

Some traders confuse trading with gambling. They start to focus on the winning and losing instead of the decision-making. And that will assuredly lead to ruin — the unfortunate situation where a...

Posted by TopstepTrader on February 21, 2018

This is How to Trade an Open Away from Settlement

In our new trading segment, The Trade, Performance Coach Dan Hodgman breaks down the logistics behind an interesting setup from last week. The first episode talks about one of Dan's favorite...

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