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TopstepTrader's Michael Patak (Founder) - Ask Me Anything (AMA)

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Why choose to move to earn2trade ? Arent they a bit pricier per month ?

No. You have to remember the Gauntlet is 2 months long. So E2T's fee, to get monthly has to be divided in half. Many people don't think about that when comparing the price of TST to E2T. They compare one month of TST to 2 months of E2T.

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Why choose to move to earn2trade ? Arent they a bit pricier per month ?

Have you done any research on your own into earn2trade vs topstep? If you did, you would have the answer to your own question.

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Hi all - trading certainly is hard, and the Step 1 / Step 2 structure was designed to ease traders into what we view as proper risk management for trading live capital.

However, on the point about resetting in Step 2 and the rules changing, that is mistaken. The rules do not change with a reset and rarely do we change the rules in our program. If we ever do, we provide ample notice and grandfather existing users into the change.

The program is completely objective, and we encourage any trader interested to review and understand the rules before they sign up.

Finally, we frequently share stories of traders who are making progress and finding success in the TopstepTrader program. Anyone can go to for real stories.

If you have any questions about our products or services at TopstepTrader, please send me a Private Message or use the FIO "Ask Me Anything" thread.
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Is it normal?

Is it normal for NQ to trigger stop even though market never traded at the price? It's just by one tick but it's happening too many times. Sorry if this question is stupid. I had stop at 6885.25 and it was triggered even though I do not see any transaction at the price...

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Is it Normal?

I am sorry I meant stop was at 6884.25

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