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Posted by TopstepTrader on February 16, 2020

Sound Off: Best Tips for Passing Step 1 of the Trading Combine

Last week, we debuted Topstep's first Weekly Trader Challenge. The idea was to provide a venue for our social community to share their most valuable trading advice. In prompt one we asked: what is...

Posted by TopstepFX on April 09, 2019

From Huge Drawdown to Big Withdrawals: a Funded Trader Shares His Secrets


Four days into his Funded Account®, Nick S. in Texas found himself 51% to his total Account Loss Limit. That's right, his $5,000 balance fell to a closing low of $3,307 — putting him just $1,600...

Posted by TopstepFX on January 15, 2019

Funded TopstepFX Trader Offers the Key to Getting Through Step 2 and Trading Smarter

Here at Topstep, we’re incredibly proud of our funded traders. They worked hard to make it through Step 2 of our process, proved they had the chops to make it trading actual money, and spend their...

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 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 December 07, 2017

So You Succeeded in the Trading Combine. Now What?

Congratulations - you passed a Trading Combine®. Now what?

For anyone that has been in Funded Trader Preparation™, you know that now is when the real work starts. The TopstepTrader program is...

Posted by TopstepTrader on November 30, 2017

Getting to Crunch Time: Performance Coaches' Trading Combine

The Performance Coaches traded for the first time in a few days, losing $166.18 going short the Emini S&P 500 ($ESZ7). Because their Trading Combine® is nearing the Max Drawdown, which has trailed...

Posted by TopstepTrader on November 20, 2017

Trailing Max Drawdown in Play: Performance Coaches' Trading Combine

The Performance Coaches gave back $423.54 to the market today, bringing their balance to the closest its been to the Trailing Max Drawdown. That stands at $48,997 - just 305.77 away from today's...

Posted by TopstepTrader on November 18, 2017

-$857.84 on the Week: Performance Coaches' Trading Combine Challenge

This was the Performance Coaches' most challenging week yet in their Trading Combine®. They gave $857.84 back to the market - lowering their balance to $49,726.31. That puts them $273.69 under...

Posted by TopstepTrader on November 16, 2017

We Assure You, Trading is Hard: Performance Coaches' Trading Combine

After taking yesterday off, the Performance Coaches bought the Emini S&P 500 ($ESZ7) early in today's trading session and rode it for a $400 winner. That brings their balance to $50,204.71.