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ratfink- I wish I had an update but I do not at this time. We have some major updates to the site happening later this week or early next week, but no updates on new products.

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Does that mean no TF still? That is what I primarily trade so I am looking for a firm like Topstep that offers it. Apologies if you addressed this earlier. I have not read the entire thread.

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ratfink- I wish I had an update but I do not at this time. We have some major updates to the site happening later this week or early next week, but no updates on new products.

mp

Hi Michael,

As far as im aware you don't have any dates yet for new products to be added (no problem, im sure this is a big process with a lot of moving parts and cost implications). But are you able to tell us which products or exchanges you would be targeting first, even if you dont have a timeline?

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Hi Michael,

As far as im aware you don't have any dates yet for new products to be added (no problem, im sure this is a big process with a lot of moving parts and cost implications). But are you able to tell us which products or exchanges you would be targeting first, even if you dont have a timeline?

Many thanks.

DarkPoolTrading- We try to keep future plans private. We will update all our traders via email and I will post in futures.io (formerly BMT) when we launch anything.

Thanks,

mp

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i would like to see TST have a public google calendar for news events(the red important ones that you want traders to be on the sidelines for) so that traders can add it to their calendars and keep them in sync. this would allow for all of the alerts etc that are so common now with phones/tabs/browsers etc. i dont think that it would take much effort. you could put the little 'add to calendar' button in the profile area of traders and those areas of the TST site that are referenced.

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When i passed my combine during the discussion for Live Trader Prep I was given the following economic calendar. Basically any news events with a red dot beside them you need to be out of the market for and if you trade CL also need to be out of the market on EIA reports

Econoday Calendar : Economic Events and Analysis

Hope that helps @madLyfe!

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When i passed my combine during the discussion for Live Trader Prep I was given the following economic calendar. Basically any news events with a red dot beside them you need to be out of the market for and if you trade CL also need to be out of the market on EIA reports

Econoday Calendar : Economic Events and Analysis

Hope that helps @madLyfe!

yes, i know. them running their own calendar that people can sync with their own would be a better way to go. they already keep a calendar for events/announcements. they should add that one in there too.

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i would like to see TST have a public google calendar for news events(the red important ones that you want traders to be on the sidelines for) so that traders can add it to their calendars and keep them in sync. this would allow for all of the alerts etc that are so common now with phones/tabs/browsers etc. i dont think that it would take much effort. you could put the little 'add to calendar' button in the profile area of traders and those areas of the TST site that are referenced.

Hey madLyfe, you are able to trade during economic releases in the Combine. However, as a Junior Trader our equity partner does like to see you build up your account balance before you start risking trades around economic releases. You can view a calendar of economic releases for Junior Traders using the link below.

Junior Trader: Economic Release Calendar ? Help & Feedback Center

Hope that helps.

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Hey madLyfe, you are able to trade during economic releases in the Combine. However, as a Junior Trader our equity partner does like to see you build up your account balance before you start risking trades around economic releases. You can view a calendar of economic releases for Junior Traders using the link below.

Junior Trader: Economic Release Calendar ? Help & Feedback Center

Hope that helps.

thanks for the explanation @TopstepTrader. i know about that calendar as well. ive been following the forexfactory one because i can set the view i want and timezone by a free account there and just pin it as a tab in my browser. you guys have TST events and things besides economic news that i get via email. i just think you should maintain one or two public calendars that people can just sync with their own calendars like googles. you could have a TST event cal and one for the major econ events. almost an effort v reward kinda thing, little effort and large reward.

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Does TST allow junior or senior traders to trade Eurex products, specifically interested in euro-bund?

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