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Webinar Info

You’re invited to attend an interactive webinar I’ll be conducting on TopstepTrader’s Squawk Radio tomorrow (Friday the 17th) at 12 Noon Central (1 PM Eastern) about "Lessons Learned From Trading in a Combine."


During the webinar, I'll be briefly reviewing my performance in my first ever Combine, and I'll then be sharing with you what I learned about trading in a Combine. Hopefully you'll pick up some tips to make you a better trader!


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Is there a specific pit we should choose to listen to your webinar?

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Is there a specific pit we should choose to listen to your webinar?

I do not think it matters. There should be "direction signs" wherever you are, telling you what to do.


The Lounge might be the best place. I am not sure.

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My Go Forward Plan

Yesterday I talked to the Director of Scouting at TST regarding my rollover Combine. My fear was that any system I use that might pass the Combine might not pass the Live Trader Prep that TST requires of most traders.

After our discussion, I am fairly confident that any mechanical approach I use that passes the Combine should also pass the LTP.

Based on that, I am going to get ready for the next Combine, which I will likely start in mid June (I have some other commitments before then).

If you recall, with the 3 strategies I used on the Euro, my biggest potential issues/problems were:

A. Expected profit was not enough to confidently pass Combine.

B. Daily win percentage might not be enough to pass Combine.

C. I only had a few weeks to develop the strategies for the Combine, so I went with the best I could do in short time.



My current plan, given I have a few weeks before the next Combine:

1. For Combine #2, continue trading the 3 strategies I used in Combine #1.

2. Add a fourth strategy to the mix, still trading the Euro. Ideally, it will not interfere with any of the existing strategies. This might be very difficult to do, though.

3. If #2 proves impossible or impractical, I will look to add another market, possibly Gold or Oil.

4. If I find a great Euro strategy that interferes with one of my original strategies, I may swap them.


I'll keep everyone informed on my progress, and I'll also update the status of original strategies every so often.

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Thanks!

Thanks to everyone who attended today's TST webinar. There were some great questions from the audience!

The one word to success in the Combine (and trading in general):


DISCIPLINE

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Excellent session, Kevin! Looking forward to your next appearance!

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Excellent session, Kevin! Looking forward to your next appearance!

Thanks, but I wish you were able to say "excellent Combine" instead... I can definitely say that about your Combine, though!!

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Yes excellent webinar thanks for sharing Kevin!
I like the 5 steps in the star around discipline!!

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Thanks, but I wish you were able to say "excellent Combine" instead... I can definitely say that about your Combine, though!!

I think you have shown us an excellent way how to turn an idea into a tradeable system, and I am sure passing a Combine will be just a matter of fine tuning. I am sure you never go live trading after just a week or two since the inception of the system. Thank you!

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Thanks to everyone who attended today's TST webinar. There were some great questions from the audience!

The one word to success in the Combine (and trading in general):


DISCIPLINE

Great topics and very well presented, I really enjoyed your presentation as well as the whole audience IMO.

Discipline pretty much is one of the major keys for successfully passing a Combine and staying as a funded trader.

And I really like the 'five steps around discipline' slide as well.

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