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trader000's Topstep Trader Combine Journal

I am going to journal Topstep trader combine w/ their journaling discount program. New to the forum, hope to be able to contribute.

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Looks like their 70% back for journalling effort is working well!

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Moved to A TopStepTrader's Combine: Designed for Six Sigma.

As I understand this journal is for an offical record of the combine the original poster will undertake hence do not wish to add extraneous stuff without good reason.

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I will be starting next week, probably Monday. Looking forward to it and the extra 70% off incentive helps.

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I am going to be doing a 20 day combine.

Account Parameters
Starting Balance: $50,000
Max Position Size: 5
Daily Loss Limit: $1,000
Max Drawdown: $2,000
Objective: Profit $3,500 and adhere to the Combine Rules

Start date: 8/13/2013


I plan to just trade Soybeans futures doing this combine. I have done a couple other combines, but my focus there has been hit and miss since also trading a live account with Open ECry software. I'm hoping this public journaling will force me to focus on the combine better.

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8/13/2013
No trades, got software setup and did not like to start trading mid-day.
Good thing is you don't have to trade every single day the market is open, you do get flexibility so there's no need to rush IMO.

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8/14/2013
No trades on the TST account. Had a couple nice longs in the ZS today on my personal account but was not quick enough to get them into the T4 dom. In hindsight I could have traded longs later in T4 but it felt 'too late'.

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8/15/2013
Short day here, nothing on TST.

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If nothing else, you are showing that patience is key. Many people start a Combine (or open an account) and think they have to start trading immediately.

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