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

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Just curious as to why no TF? Any upcoming plans to integrate it into your program?

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Just curious as to why no TF? Any upcoming plans to integrate it into your program?

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Bau250- We will be announcing some exciting new changes to our Funded Accounts here very soon. One of the exciting changes will be allowing Funded Traders to trade Eurex and/or ICE products much much sooner. I will update when we publicly announce.

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Bau250- We will be announcing some exciting new changes to our Funded Accounts here very soon. One of the exciting changes will be allowing Funded Traders to trade Eurex and/or ICE products much much sooner. I will update when we publicly announce.

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So does that mean we still will not be able to trade TF in the Combine?

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I am trading on the T4 desktop simulator offered by TST's 14 day trial period. The combine simulator and the free trial simulator is all the same correct? Meaning the order queue is simulated the same way during the free trial, as it is during the combine. As I'm sue you know, for a scalper this is very important. Thank you.

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TopstepTrader and NinjaTrader are excited to announce an unprecedented partnership that will provide all TST users FREE access to the award-winning NinjaTrader platform ($60 value per month!). As our preferred trading platform, anyone with a TopstepTrader account can now take advantage of trading on a real-time data feed with the opportunity to earn a Funded Account, while using best-in-class trading software from NinjaTrader.

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So does that mean we still will not be able to trade TF in the Combine?

BeachTrader- we do not currently have ability to offer ICE or your Eurex in the Trading Combine. This will be available right away for funded traders once we announce the funded account updates.

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I am trading on the T4 desktop simulator offered by TST's 14 day trial period. The combine simulator and the free trial simulator is all the same correct? Meaning the order queue is simulated the same way during the free trial, as it is during the combine. As I'm sue you know, for a scalper this is very important. Thank you.

Donovanshane- Yes, you are correct. The only difference is trial accounts are not evaluated and Trading Combine accounts are. Your trading experience doesn't change functionality wise but you will experience similar emotions as live trading.

I hope that helps.

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I am trading on the T4 desktop simulator offered by TST's 14 day trial period. The combine simulator and the free trial simulator is all the same correct? Meaning the order queue is simulated the same way during the free trial, as it is during the combine. As I'm sue you know, for a scalper this is very important. Thank you.

Yes, to the best of my observation it is same.

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However my gripe with the simulated fills as a scalper is that the fill algorithm is too conservative. It fills your buy order only if the ask moves to that price or when price is trading at that point and the number of bids becomes 0. The queue is not respected, i.e. if there were 10 orders earlier and your one lot makes it 11 and then you see later that the number of orders there is now 30 then there is a fill only when that 30 reaches 0 (not when that 30 reaches 19 when you would have been filled in a real market with the proper queue). I hope this will be addressed as due to this I've to set my profit target one tick lower.

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Hi, having just set up a continuous combine, I have received an email with details, which fails to connect. I have sent a couple of emails to support@topstep and no reply. Is there anything I particular to do/somebody to contact to get a combien up and running? Is there nobody to offer support...?

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