Learn how to pass Topstep Combines with these tips and tricks. Topstep was the very first funded trader evaluation company I tried out with, and was funded with. They are a great company, and we highly recommend them. Before getting to tips on how to pass the Topstep Combine, you can read our review here of Topstep.
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The Number of Days is Minimum, Not Maximum
I think everyone wants to finish as fast as possible, and that is usually 15 days in total. Keep in mind though there’s no extra points for finishing faster since you’ll still have to meet 15 days. And if it’s taking you longer than 15 days, no big deal. Keep in mind you’ll have to pay the subscription fee every month, which means roughly 22 trading days give or take. If you don’t want to pay another month, plan to pass somewhere between 15 to 22 days.
Topstep has 2 steps to their evaluation, use this to your advantage. You can take as long as you need for steps 1 and 2. Step 1 is easier in my opinion as you have less rules, and it is shorter.
Don’t Trade The Full Clip
In step 1 of the Topstep Combine you can trade the full clip of contracts. You don’t have to though, and it is quite easy to pass by trading far less. I recommend you start off slow, and see how it goes, especially as a new trader.
Find Your Product and On Topstep
I see a lot of people who trade anything they can. They’ll trade the ES, CL, YM, NQ, ZB, etc. I am much more a fan of specialize in one product. Every product moves differently. Get to know your product inside and out. For myself it was the bonds. Even within the bonds, they move differently, although similar.
While not as sexy, often new traders will have more success easing into the process by trading a slower moving product such as the treasuries or gold.
One day at a time. Take your time. One good trade. Repeat these things to yourself. It’s easy to ruin several days of hard work with one bad day. Don’t do that. Take it one day at a time, be patient with the process.
Trade Less and Win More At Topstep
Over time you will learn that it is all about meeting the profit goal, and nothing more. There are no awards for making amazing trades. Whether you make 100 1 tick winners or 1 100 tick winner, the results are the same. Go for the 1 100 tick winner. It will make your life far less stressful.
It takes a lot to pass the trader evaluations. I blew many Topstep Combines myself. Even have blown a few Pro accounts at Topstep as well. But in the end I know if I stick to the simple rules of being patient, diligent, looking for amazing trades and nothing less, passing is quite easy in fact.
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