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Thx emini.
I know this for I've passed a $10k combine awhile back...

good luck

Mike S.

Hi Mike, didn't know you had passed it.

Congrats!

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The rescheduling of the webinar has caused some confusion, and many of you have opted out of receiving important notifications via email on the site. So I am making the below post so that I can point to it for the hundred or so people that have contacted me privately about this webinar.

See the below email that you should have received today, if you haven't purposely opted out:



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Registration - The Path to Funding: How to Stop Risking your Own Money and Start Leveraging Others (rescheduled)

Mike

Hi guys,

Well, it's embarrassing but there was another problem today. I'm working with TST today and will be sending out the special coupon code to the members who attended the meeting via email. If you signed up for today's webinar, you'll receive the email from me with the coupon code as soon as I receive it from TST.

We'll also work to reschedule this webinar (third time's a charm) for the first available date, which is in April. We are already testing new software for the webinars and don't expect further issues.

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Hello,

I do not think there is a profit target for the combine anymore, only for FTP. I am in a combine for 50k and at the dashboard it does not say that you need to hit a profit target.

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Hello,

I do not think there is a profit target for the combine anymore, only for FTP. I am in a combine for 50k and at the dashboard it does not say that you need to hit a profit target.

If you go to the link Bob posted, if you click on each 'level', it shows a profit target. For instance the 3 contract one says $1500. If there isn't a profit target, how do you know if you've passed?

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If you go to the link Bob posted, if you click on each 'level', it shows a profit target. For instance the 3 contract one says $1500. If there isn't a profit target, how do you know if you've passed?

Here is a picture of my dashboard:

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Here is a picture of my dashboard:

Ok. So how do you know when you've passed? So basically you trade 10 days and just don't go below max loss and you've passed? Just trying to understand how this works.

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Ok. So how do you know when you've passed? So basically you trade 10 days and just don't go below max loss and you've passed? Just trying to understand how this works.

I believe that is correct.

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Hi Mike, didn't know you had passed it.

Congrats!

Bob.

Yes Bob...
Just keeping a low profile

Besides my style is 'Scalping', which is a bad word on this forum!!!!
And Scalpers can't make consistent profits.. right?

How's your trading going these dayz?

Mike S.

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Here is a picture of my dashboard:


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Ok. So how do you know when you've passed? So basically you trade 10 days and just don't go below max loss and you've passed? Just trying to understand how this works.


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I believe that is correct.

@rocksolid68, for your 50 K Combine, you have a profit target of $3,000. It's not shown on the dashboard, which, frankly, is something that TST should put there. But it is a requirement that you reach it. If you don't, it's not a pass.

As one who has tried and not reached it, I am very sure of this.

But this is too important to take my word for it. If you click on this link, https://www.topsteptrader.com/learnmore as @emini2000 mentioned, this is what you will see:




You will need to show the required profitability to have a pass.

Perhaps either @TopstepTrader or @Hoag could post a reply here to make it official.

By the way, as a suggestion for @TopstepTrader or @Hoag -- can you put the profit target on the dashboard? I have wanted to see it there for a long time, and this confusion here is a good argument for it. It is shown clearly on the website, but it would be much more clear, and always in front of the trader's mind, if it were shown on the dashboard. I can't understand what the reason would be to not have it there.

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@rocksolid68, for your 50 K Combine, you have a profit target of $3,000. It's not shown on the dashboard, which, frankly, is something that TST should put there. But it is a requirement that you reach it. If you don't, it's not a pass.

As one who has tried and not reached it, I am very sure of this.

But this is too important to take my word for it. If you click on this link, https://www.topsteptrader.com/learnmore as @emini2000 mentioned, this is what you will see:




You will need to show the required profitability to have a pass.

Perhaps either @TopstepTrader or @Hoag could post a reply here to make it official.

By the way, as a suggestion for @TopstepTrader or @Hoag -- can you put the profit target on the dashboard? I have wanted to see it there for a long time, and this confusion here is a good argument for it. It is shown clearly on the website, but it would be much more clear, and always in front of the trader's mind, if it were shown on the dashboard. I can't understand what the reason would be to not have it there.

Bob.

@bobwest you should invoice TST for all the support you offer...

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