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Old October 1st, 2016, 09:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ryan's Funded TopStep & Beyond Trading Journal

I've recently successfully completed a TopStep Trader combine and I am set to start trading Live on Monday. I've decided to start this journal to help keep myself accountable and make sure I stay focused.

I've been a losing trader for the last 3 years, blown more accounts then I can even remember and made every possible mistake a newbie trader can make. I've failed more than 10 TopStep trader combines before finally beating this one. I have major problems with discipline and following rules and if I want any shot at success I know I need to fix this as soon as I can.

After trying every possible indicator and method that I could think of I have finally found something that works for me and it is what I used to get funded with TopStep. It's not complicated or fancy but I will get more into it as I post my daily results.

I plan on posting daily results along with the trade setups I took and why. For now I'll just start this off with the results of my combine and funded prep.

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Old October 1st, 2016, 09:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've recently successfully completed a TopStep Trader combine and I am set to start trading Live on Monday. I've decided to start this journal to help keep myself accountable and make sure I stay focused.

I've been a losing trader for the last 3 years, blown more accounts then I can even remember and made every possible mistake a newbie trader can make. I've failed more than 10 TopStep trader combines before finally beating this one. I have major problems with discipline and following rules and if I want any shot at success I know I need to fix this as soon as I can.

After trying every possible indicator and method that I could think of I have finally found something that works for me and it is what I used to get funded with TopStep. It's not complicated or fancy but I will get more into it as I post my daily results.

I plan on posting daily results along with the trade setups I took and why. For now I'll just start this off with the results of my combine and funded prep.

I look forward to seeing how you trade!

Congratulations on beating the combine! Remember, this first week of being funded is the most important!


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Old October 2nd, 2016, 11:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I was reading about you, only yesterday, on TST's blog.

Well done on passing the Combine/FTP, and good luck with both your trading and your Journal here - thanks for starting it.

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Old October 2nd, 2016, 01:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old October 2nd, 2016, 02:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Congratulations on passing the combine and ftp.

I look forward to your future success.

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Old October 2nd, 2016, 03:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks for the support everyone.

A little more transparency before I get started Monday. After I did so well in the combine and funded prep only having 2 losing days I got way over confident and felt invincible. I actually felt like I would never have any losing days again. I was so confident in my new found trading methodology that I wanted to trade live with it as soon as possible and didn't want to wait for my Top Step account to be set up so I decided I would add a small amount of money to my existing AMP account and continue trading the strategy that I was so confident in. Unfortunately things didn't go well and before I knew it I wasnt trading anything close to my strategy which was the whole reason I decided to trade that account in the first place. So while it's quite discouraging to burn a bunch of money before I even start trading with TopStep I am now refocused and determined to stick with what works and follow my rules.

A friend pointed out how interesting it is that I managed to do well while trading in the parameters of the combine but as soon as I was on my own I went off the rails. Having the rules that you have to follow otherwise you're done is very helpful it seems.

I'm excited to move forward and do well from here. I may not be able to trade in the morning while I'm still waiting for them to get me my login info but assuming I can get setup sometime in the morning I will look for any existing opportunity and go from there. If they don't get me setup until midday I may wait to start until Tuesday.

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Congrats on the completion, looking forward to the journal 👍

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Old October 2nd, 2016, 07:01 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I'm excited to move forward and do well from here. I may not be able to trade in the morning while I'm still waiting for them to get me my login info but assuming I can get setup sometime in the morning I will look for any existing opportunity and go from there. If they don't get me setup until midday I may wait to start until Tuesday.

Please take your time. You got a good opportunity. Don't feel rushed to put trades on. Till you are ideally ready and good set ups.

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Old October 3rd, 2016, 07:02 AM   #10 (permalink)
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A friend pointed out how interesting it is that I managed to do well while trading in the parameters of the combine but as soon as I was on my own I went off the rails. Having the rules that you have to follow otherwise you're done is very helpful it seems.


I've seen so many people saying words to this effect: I'm sure it's a very valid observation.



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I may not be able to trade in the morning while I'm still waiting for them to get me my login info


Monday morning isn't the worst part of the week to miss out on, anyway. Don't be in a hurry, now or later! And good luck.

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