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50K TopStep Phase 1

To Be or not to Be funded by Top Step, what uncle Sam Beckett said:
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.

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Day 1 Trade 1 ES


Price Divergence Sell set up on the ES 30min chart, 2 lots, manageable Stop Loss.
Exited the 2nd contract manually on the candle closing without a follow through.

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Two more attempts, break-even.
Three trading campaigns in total.

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Day 5 CL

Stupidity took over on day 1, i talked about the fight club, flushed the winnings of +25. I am playing a catch up now till account is back to 50K

Price Divergence Sell set up on the CL 10min chart, 3 lots, manageable Stop Loss.
All three contracts reached their prospective targets reached targets.



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Day 5 CL Open 9am

CL Open 9am trades, 2 attempts. I managed the risk alright. Done with day 5 before i start going overboard again.

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Day 6

And here i thought that i was doing better for a second, lol!!
How silly of me. I was late on the set ups and that helped create a FOMO mode for the rest of the morning.

76 lots in play all together today * $5 commission per lot + $527.50 of "donations"= $ -907 .50 for today,

Day 6
I failed in following the set up rules (again)
I must stop for today or i will risk breaking the rules of "donating" more then $1,000 max per day
If i was patient enough, the first initiated longs on the ES 2868 levels, would have made the day today.
Yep, yep, a classic trader's moment of "why didn't i just let the runners run" ?!!

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DAY 7

Chopped a bit today. I had too many trades already with not enough patience to follow through
Break even day.

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And here i thought that i was doing better for a second, lol!!
I was late on the set ups and that helped create a FOMO mode for the rest of the morning.

What do you do / plan to do to deal with FOMO going forward?

Asking because it's something I've been feeling more than usual lately, and I'm looking for ideas for myself too

Good luck with TST!

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What do you do / plan to do to deal with FOMO going forward?

Asking because it's something I've been feeling more than usual lately, and I'm looking for ideas for myself too

Good luck with TST!

According to my handwritten trading journal. I have no self-discipline to follow through with my trading plan.
I give money to the market almost exclusively because i steer away from it. It's a good trading plan. I did statistical probabilities and it does place a higher then 50% odds in my favor. i just can't quiet my mind.
Conditioning, i must condition myself to follow through with the plan and that would take care of the FOMO, i think.

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TST Round 9 Day 1


I burned through round 8 by again attempting to bend the market to my will and not executing the trading set ups.
Round 9 is in place now, i do feel stupid writing anything more about this except to just say, i must follow my trading plan and execute trades only when the set up is presented by the price action. Yes, to fail better is the key, thank you uncle Sam Beckett.

Friday was day 1

9 set ups, 9 small congratulations

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