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

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I am aware that this question has been asked many times before, but I am sure that many are keen to know what the hold up is for the inclusion of Eurex products in the Combine. Do you have any information for us regarding a time estimation? Surely if it has taken this long it must mean that you are not able to include them for whatever reason? Please clarify?

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I am aware that this question has been asked many times before, but I am sure that many are keen to know what the hold up is for the inclusion of Eurex products in the Combine.

This question surprised me: I've seen it discussed of "forex", not so much of "Eurex products"? Posts #554 and #555 on page 56 above may help/interest you, anyway?

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Slightly off topic, but can someone fill me in on why people are so keen to have Forex when CME currency futures are already available?

I know they behave slightly differently, but I can't see why so many people would find them more attractive than futures. I mean, there are some pretty exotic currency pairs out there, but I would assume TST would only allow people to trade the majors, at least on combine/LTP.

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I am aware that this question has been asked many times before, but I am sure that many are keen to know what the hold up is for the inclusion of Eurex products in the Combine. Do you have any information for us regarding a time estimation? Surely if it has taken this long it must mean that you are not able to include them for whatever reason? Please clarify?

Nowytarg,

Eurex products are on the list for inclusion in the Trading Combine. We have a couple of projects first so I do not have a timeline though. Thanks for your interest, it is very important for us to know of your interest. Trade well.

Hoag

If you have any questions about our Trading Combine or the opportunity to get funded through TopstepTrader, please visit www.topsteptrader.com or contact us at support@topsteptrader.com or 888.407.1611.
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Slightly off topic, but can someone fill me in on why people are so keen to have Forex when CME currency futures are already available?

I know they behave slightly differently, but I can't see why so many people would find them more attractive than futures. I mean, there are some pretty exotic currency pairs out there, but I would assume TST would only allow people to trade the majors, at least on combine/LTP.

TraderFish,

We can't speak for everyone, but the Forex market is huge and the Forex traders are used to the platforms and order entry, as well as the leverage. We will be offering the Forex markets in the Trading Combine, again I can not give a timeline, but we want traders to have the ability to products and tools they are used to. Thank you for your question and interest. Trade well.

Hoag

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Hello Topstep,

I see FXCM in the list of your platforms in another Topstep profile page on futures.io (formerly BMT) but I do not see tradestation when I go to Combine page. Do you offer tradestation for Combine.

And how will the initial Combine payment be refunded. Will it be reversed to the mode of payment or some other way?

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Hello Topstep,

I see FXCM in the list of your platforms in another Topstep profile page on futures.io (formerly BMT) but I do not see tradestation when I go to Combine page. Do you offer tradestation for Combine.

And how will the initial Combine payment be refunded. Will it be reversed to the mode of payment or some other way?

Hello panvan15589,

Tradestation is not currently offered for use in the Combine. Combine deposit refunds will be reversed to the mode of payment. I hope this helps, always ask if you have any further questions. Trade well!

John Hoagland

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Hello John,

I have been using the practice account for a while now and as I have never ever traded US stocks or Futures market ever, I have come up with a plan to go through combine.

Although, the account has been really helpful, I would like to know if Combine and the actual funded account will have relatively the same order fills and slippages and any kind of order queue that is experienced on the practice account.

I am aware that all the orders on the practice account are routed to a different paper trading server and this will have entirely different response and the slippages are practically zero since there is no real order processing taking place.

So I would like to know if there is going to be any difference between the Combine, Funded and Practice account and if so, by up to what extent, may I know?

Thank You,
Pavan

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"Enter the Continuous Combine and you'll have unlimited trading days to reach the Objective (below). The monthly cost of the Continuous Combine is non-refundable, set to recur 30 days from the sign up date. There is a two month minimum commitment, unless you meet the Combine Objective in the first month."

It is my understanding that deposit is refundable on 10 day combine if objectives are met, however, its not the case of continuous combine.

Can you please explain reasoning behind the idea?

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I dont get this part : "There is a two month minimum commitment, unless you meet the Combine Objective in the first month."

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