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Webinar: TopstepTrader's Combine Program In-depth

Hi guys,

It is my pleasure to welcome back Michael Patak, CEO of TopstepTrader, and John Hoagland, Director of Scouting of TopstepTrader, for another webinar presentation on Tuesday, February 5th @ 4:30 PM ET.

If you haven't watched TST's previous webinars on futures.io (formerly BMT), I encourage you to do so. They've covered psychology, risk, discipline, and more and the webinars have been extremely well received. You can find them in the Webinars section on futures.io (formerly BMT).

This webinar will be focused on answering questions about their Combine program and give you a chance to get your questions answered.

The topics for this presentation include:

TopstepTrader CEO Introduction

- Michael Patak’s background
- Trading History

The creation and evolution of the Combine and the NEW Minimum Day Combine

- Electronic trading and untapped talent worldwide
- The proving ground
- Education and development
- Why do people trade?
- Developing patience and market state awareness

The benefits of the Combine

- Trader / strategy development
- Accountability similar to live trading (Skin in the game)
- Trade reports and understanding how they can help your development
- Exposure to increased market knowledge
- Increased self-knowledge (trading psychology)
- Daily segments with renowned trading educators
- Trading under evaluation (monitored)
- Refundable deposit

Features of the program

- Membership
- New Minimum Day Combine parameters
- Objectives and Targets
- Custom Objectives
- Squawk Radio broadcast and Breaking News
- Shared knowledge / camaraderie in the interactive trader chat room
- Product specific chat rooms
- Daily trading classes with question and answer sessions
- One-on-One Coaching
- Access and experience with the T4/Sierra Charts/NinjaTrader platforms

Trader development

- Risk management
- Discipline
- Trading plan development
- Market knowledge and feel
- Self-knowledge
- Continued Education (coaching)
- Trading Partners

Scouting expectations

- Loss limit, max drawdown, position size
- Trading metrics
- Scouting Criteria (evaluation criteria)

Trade Report and Journal

- How to use the Trade Report to your benefit
- Analyzing Metrics
- The importance of keeping a journal

Program statistics

- How many succeed? Funded?
- How many Combines do people go through? Live Combine Preparation
- Why do they leave?
- Staff experience
- Background, location, age restrictions?

You can find TopstepTrader's website at:
Trading Program Online | Learn to Trade | TopstepTrader

I will reply to this thread when registrations are open.

Mike

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Last edited by Big Mike; January 30th, 2013 at 10:07 PM.
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