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 omni72 
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So just to clarify, what is the correct procedure here with Sierra Chart?

Mike

(From Sierra Chart - View Single Post - want to connect to CTS T4 for real-time simulation.)


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Do File -> Data/Trade Service Settings -> Choose CTS, use Sim Server

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Then uncheck
Trade -> "Sim mode On"

And if you have a practice account and 'live' combine account, you'll need to figure out which of the two account listed is which. I'd post a screenshot, but I'm not able to get to my charts, etc.

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Could just keep an on-going list in this thread.

Here are the ones I can think of right now:

@David_R's
@mmarco's
@addchild's
@tderrick's

I think that @josh and @Silver Dragon have mentioned they will be starting the combine, but don't quote me on that.

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ah cool, maybe post it in the quick summary? where ppl could just add theirs to it or if someone doesnt know about that ppl could help out and add it there for them?

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I also asked him to add the avg trade duration by w/l, he seemed receptive, so maybe next time.

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I forgot to post this, Michael Patak shared this with me earlier today:



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I forgot @GaryD, I think he was saying he will start one.

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Could just keep an on-going list in this thread.

Here are the ones I can think of right now:

@David_R's
@mmarco's
@addchild's
@tderrick's

I think that @josh and @Silver Dragon have mentioned they will be starting the combine, but don't quote me on that.

Mike


Haven't started yet but plan on doing the combine. I will post a link when I start

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Haven't started yet but plan on doing the combine. I will post a link when I start

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Same here. Mine starts the 22nd.

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Same here. Mine starts the 22nd.

Is this when they all start? Or do you get to pick a custom starting date?

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Is this when they all start? Or do you get to pick a custom starting date?

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You pick your own starting date. If I recall, you can set up up to a week-ish ahead of time.

Edit: Just checked and right now you can set your start date as late as Tues, Oct 23rd, so that many days

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So just to clarify, what is the correct procedure here with Sierra Chart?

TST gives the login credentials which are user, password, and firm name. And as omni said it's Sim server, not Live server.

If there are multiple accounts, these will show up under the accounts box in the same Sierra window.

To find out which was which, I logged into the T4 mobile site (they also have a desktop web version), and you can choose which account you want to use, and these are labelled as practice and combine. I placed an order on my computer and noted that it showed up in the combine account on the T4 web site, and this verified that I had selected the correct one in sierra.

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I forgot to post this, Michael Patak shared this with me earlier today:



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Thanks for sharing this, Big Mike. I'm currently in a combine and they do reference this list a few times during the week to give a shout out to people that are doing well at that particular point in time. I'm actually in this list right about in the middle: Moviemkr $1480.

TopStep, as in life, is what you make of it. I've been doing combines on and off for a little over a year now and have come close to being funded only once; had a $3500 profit target and reached $3460, but just couldn't get there. This actually happened just a few weeks ago and I wasn't discouraged that I was just short but was actually very encouraged because I hadn't even come close before but recent have rolled several combine over. My goal isn't to just get funded and go from there, I want to be a consistently profitable trader for the rest of my life (I'm down over $50k from when I started trading my own money a little over 4 years ago). Anyway, it was confirmation that my trading was headed in the right direction after several years in general of trying to find a trading system that fit my personality and I enjoyed; it also being profitable goes without saying.

TopStep, if nothing else, is a great tool to improve your trading by trading money without really trading money, because afterall, you are trading to keep your deposit for the combine that you are in. If you take it seriously and do well then they are there to fund you, if you just want to use them to become a better trader then you can do that as well. In my opinion, they are on the up and up and I feel lucky to have found them. I've used them, as well as my inexhaustible drive, to take my trading to the next level and build a second career for myself, I guess my first career is obvious. That's my two cents.

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