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Forum: Trading Reviews and Vendors November 5th, 2015, 06:16 AM
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Posted By DarkPoolTrading
TST only 'backs' you for 10 days. That's it. No...

TST only 'backs' you for 10 days. That's it. No more.

When you go live they specify your drawdown limit as per the rules. After 10 days that drawdown magically disappears and you're left to trade...
Forum: Trading Reviews and Vendors October 19th, 2015, 10:37 AM
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Posted By DarkPoolTrading
Seeing financial statements is not necessary. And...

Seeing financial statements is not necessary. And my comment was also not about is TST a rip off or not.

Real prop firms have been around for decades. Trading arcades have also been around for...
Forum: Trading Reviews and Vendors October 19th, 2015, 10:09 AM
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Posted By DarkPoolTrading
Hey bob, Yes it is in their interest to fund...

Hey bob,

Yes it is in their interest to fund traders but not for the reasons you present. It is in their interest so that it keeps the dream alive for the hundreds of hopefuls constantly re-doing...
Forum: Trading Reviews and Vendors July 25th, 2015, 11:51 AM
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Posted By DarkPoolTrading
You would certainly expect that to be the case...

You would certainly expect that to be the case (ie: pass the combine and simply continue trading the same way you did, with the exception of the scaling plan). But no, that is not the case. After...
Forum: Trading Reviews and Vendors March 27th, 2015, 08:49 AM
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Posted By DarkPoolTrading
The issue is described in detail in the link I...

The issue is described in detail in the link I posted. But to summarize:

Lets say a trader does the 50k continuous combine and takes 3 months to complete it. That means it took him 3 months to...
Forum: Trading Reviews and Vendors March 27th, 2015, 02:43 AM
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Posted By DarkPoolTrading
No unfortunately that is not correct. The rules...

No unfortunately that is not correct. The rules do change and they severely hurt traders who trade the continuous combine the way it is meant to be traded (ie: base hits over a long period of time...
Forum: Trading Reviews and Vendors February 13th, 2015, 10:43 AM
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Posted By DarkPoolTrading
Thanks Mike for your reply, and thank you for...

Thanks Mike for your reply, and thank you for taking the feedback in the way it was intended,...to be constructive.

It is great that so many newly funded traders that passed a continuous combine...
Forum: Trading Reviews and Vendors February 12th, 2015, 08:57 AM
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Posted By DarkPoolTrading
Here: Futures Funded Trader Rules ? Help &...

Here:

Futures Funded Trader Rules ? Help & Feedback Center (http://help.topsteptrader.com/knowledgebase/articles/451701-futures-funded-trader-rules)

They only provide their max trailing...
Forum: Trading Reviews and Vendors February 12th, 2015, 04:40 AM
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Posted By DarkPoolTrading
TopstepTrader Mike, I have a few questions,...

TopstepTrader Mike,

I have a few questions, I hope you can spend some time addressing these concerns. The continuous combine is an excellent addition to TST. The message of the continous combine...
Forum: Trading Reviews and Vendors September 1st, 2014, 05:10 AM
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Posted By DarkPoolTrading
Hi Michael, As far as im aware you don't...

Hi Michael,

As far as im aware you don't have any dates yet for new products to be added (no problem, im sure this is a big process with a lot of moving parts and cost implications). But are you...
Forum: Trading Reviews and Vendors July 7th, 2014, 02:51 PM
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Posted By DarkPoolTrading
Hi Michael, I unfortunately missed the...

Hi Michael,

I unfortunately missed the webinar, so apologies if this has already been discussed (im hoping to find a recording of the webinar). Rithmic does not offer historical bid / ask volume,...
Forum: Trading Reviews and Vendors July 4th, 2014, 03:25 AM
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Posted By DarkPoolTrading
Hi Matt, Is a webinar recording available...

Hi Matt,

Is a webinar recording available anywhere? I checked on your youtube page but it isn't there.

Much appreciated.
Forum: Trading Reviews and Vendors March 14th, 2014, 11:08 PM
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Views: 245,287
Posted By DarkPoolTrading
Hope you don't format your code like you format...

Hope you don't format your code like you format your posts :flute:

But I agree, TST is a great company and the way they've structured their combines in terms of risk parameters forces you to...
Forum: Trading Reviews and Vendors November 15th, 2013, 02:02 AM
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Posted By DarkPoolTrading
Hi Michael, During live trader prep (and...

Hi Michael,

During live trader prep (and junior trader status), traders are limited to the number of contracts they are allowed to trade. This obviously makes sense as the goal would be to grow...
Forum: Trading Reviews and Vendors August 22nd, 2013, 07:46 AM
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Views: 245,287
Posted By DarkPoolTrading
Just a few comments regarding the new rule...

Just a few comments regarding the new rule changes:

Make sure you do the maths behind every rule change. Don't just take emails like this at face value thinking it 'sounds good' or makes things...
Forum: Trading Reviews and Vendors July 10th, 2013, 03:15 PM
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Posted By DarkPoolTrading
Current 30k 20 day minimum combine to be...

Current 30k 20 day minimum combine to be completed in 2 months:
In two months there are an average of 42 trading days. The profit target is currently $2000. Therefore an average of 2000 / 42 =...
Forum: Trading Reviews and Vendors July 10th, 2013, 10:34 AM
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Posted By DarkPoolTrading
Thanks for the reply Michael and thank you for...

Thanks for the reply Michael and thank you for engaging with us,

The combine is definitely a positive thing for traders to do. I have no doubt 97% of traders surveyed say it was a positive thing...
Forum: Trading Reviews and Vendors July 10th, 2013, 08:38 AM
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Posted By DarkPoolTrading
Exactly right. Initially traders will be far too...

Exactly right. Initially traders will be far too wary of placing a trade for fear of using a day. Then once he has placed that first trade he will be more inclined to force trades because rather than...
Forum: Trading Reviews and Vendors July 10th, 2013, 08:12 AM
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Posted By DarkPoolTrading
I have to say I do not agree with this change and...

I have to say I do not agree with this change and I do not think it promotes good trading habits.

The email states that this is aimed at promoting patience, but in fact what this will result in is...
Forum: Trading Reviews and Vendors July 9th, 2013, 07:22 AM
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Posted By DarkPoolTrading
Thanks for the update The duration of this...

Thanks for the update

The duration of this roll out will no doubt be dependent on whether or not any bugs are found. But if the soft launch goes well without a need to send this back to...
Forum: Trading Reviews and Vendors June 10th, 2013, 01:41 AM
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Posted By DarkPoolTrading
Im sure Michael will respond shortly. But in the...

Im sure Michael will respond shortly. But in the mean time just keep in mind that a prop firm and a hedge fund are two vastly different businesses. TST does not have investors. They have traders who...
Forum: Trading Reviews and Vendors May 28th, 2013, 10:34 AM
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Posted By DarkPoolTrading
Thanks for the reply Michael. The way it was...

Thanks for the reply Michael.

The way it was mentioned in another thread is that when at the LTP and junior trader stages you HAVE TO trade within 7am-3:10pm. No exceptions. Im glad to hear that...
Forum: Trading Reviews and Vendors May 25th, 2013, 05:56 AM
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Posted By DarkPoolTrading
Hi Michael, It was mentioned in another...

Hi Michael,

It was mentioned in another thread that when you reach both the live trader prep and junior trader stages, you are forced to trade between 7am - 3:10pm CST. Yet in the combine and...
Forum: Trading Reviews and Vendors April 23rd, 2013, 04:24 AM
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Posted By DarkPoolTrading
Cool thanks iqgod. Im sure Michael will chime in...

Cool thanks iqgod. Im sure Michael will chime in at some point. But I have a feeling you're right. I seem to remember reading that somewhere too.

Thanks.
Forum: Trading Reviews and Vendors April 23rd, 2013, 02:42 AM
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Posted By DarkPoolTrading
Hi Michael, In TST's calculation of win/loss...

Hi Michael,

In TST's calculation of win/loss percentage, how do you deal with breakeven trades? If I enter at 100 and exit at 100, it is breakeven in terms of ticks. But the commissions involved...
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