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Using a little deductional thinking here, I may be wrong, but since the "Always implement stops with an open position" was removed, that doesn't sound like you have to have a stop. And since you don't have to have one, I assume it wouldn't matter when you actually placed it if you wanted to use one.

Edit.
I must've missed that point on the rules change.
You may not have intended to but your comment is facetious.

I always use a hard stop loss. I also Always try to beat my stop loss if the market gives me the eject signal. The issue is once in awhile I don't have ATM entered then I manually input it in.

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Edit.
I must've missed that point on the rules change.
You may not have intended to but your comment is facetious.

I always use a hard stop loss. I also Always try to beat my stop loss if the market gives me the eject signal. The issue is once in awhile I don't have ATM entered then I manually input it in.

Nothing facetious about it at all. Just answering your question. And it seems I got it correct.

Believe me, I can be facetious. And when I do it's obvious.

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Due to the fact that I am with Infinity, I use their DOM to trade with and don't use their Sierra Charts. I can't use that DOM for the TST combine. I see I can use the RTrader though, but TST says RTrader PRO. Does it really matter whether it's the PRO or the 'normal' DOM? I imagine the PRO has to do with the charting package, not the DOM itself. I assume even if I do a trial with a RTrader DOM for a month, I can still login using the TST login on that DOM.

Answers anyone?

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Well it was around 8pm Tuesday, right? So if filled out then, should have something by 8pm tonight. They did say within 48 hours, which I assume means they send it out manually. But the way the two webinars have gone, I wouldn't hold my breath.

Have you traded combine before and the same question to others discussing this topic.
Cos I did receive a mail with the code but guess most of us ain't eligible cos it says that it's for new customers and those who have bought $1 combine before (I bought once in November) are not eligible either. It took 3 months, from November till Jan to save up for the next combine cos I blew my first full paid and the dollar one combine too and now I blew the recent one too, all 50K combines ... Also I went the distance to attend the webinar twice and with my time zone, I need to move a lot of stuff. But still am hoping they will make an exception cos this way people who are already close to cracking combine and getting funded might just be able to. For me it's way too costly to pay for combine again and again and it takes a while before I save up enough to pay cos I am from India and our economy is like that. Hope they really allow all of us to take this opportunity.


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If anyone didn't read the fine print on the email for the Combine coupon (I didn't, at first), the terms of the offer are for new customers only:

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*Offer valid for new customers only on the first month of any size Trading Combine. If you have already purchased a Combine for $1, you are not eligible to use this code. We reserve the right to close an account if we believe this discount has been used multiple times by the same person or if the code has been shared with another trader.

Terms and conditions for this offer:

To activate this offer: Enter the promotional code at checkout before February 28, 2016.
Visit online or call 888.407.1611 7am-6pm CT, Mon-Fri. before February 28, 2016 to redeem the credit. Please use offer code:
Your subscription renews automatically every 30 days unless you meet the objective or cancel before next bill date.

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(I deleted the code, obviously )

It's a great deal to have your pick of any Combine for a dollar, but be advised that they are only giving this to new people, which makes perfect sense from their standpoint. They are having a promotion to increase their customer base, and it's extremely generous.

Yeah, it's disappointing if you're not a newby. But that's the deal.

Bob.

Edit: I am not in any way an official source for TST, and suggest any questions should go to their excellent support email, support@topsteptrader.com , or call at the number given.


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Due to the fact that I am with Infinity, I use their DOM to trade with and don't use their Sierra Charts. I can't use that DOM for the TST combine. I see I can use the RTrader though, but TST says RTrader PRO. Does it really matter whether it's the PRO or the 'normal' DOM? I imagine the PRO has to do with the charting package, not the DOM itself. I assume even if I do a trial with a RTrader DOM for a month, I can still login using the TST login on that DOM.

Answers anyone?

I would email TST at support@topsteptrader.com or call at 888.407.1611 for any questions like this.

Bob.

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To activate this offer: Enter the promotional code at checkout before February 28, 2016.
Visit online or call 888.407.1611 7am-6pm CT, Mon-Fri. before February 28, 2016 to redeem the credit.

This part is a bit confusing (before February 28). In other part of the same message we have:

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HURRY, the code expires Sunday, 2/28 at 11:59pm CT!

Which I believe is the right expiration time - but don't take my word for it.

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I think the limit time is 48h... would it be... tomorrow?

got it.

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Say you hit your loss limit in the middle of a month, and you reset and pay the $100, are you still charged for the combine again at your level at the end of the month, or have you effectively got the next 4 weeks for $100?

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Say you hit your loss limit in the middle of a month, and you reset and pay the $100, are you still charged for the combine again at your level at the end of the month, or have you effectively got the next 4 weeks for $100?

Have you gotten the next 4 weeks for $100? Nope.

From the main info page ( https://www.topsteptrader.com/learnmore#learnmore-combine-info ):

"You may reset this account at any time for $100 by clicking on the "Reset" button on your Trade Report. This will reset your starting balance and rules, but will not change your monthly billing date. "

You basically wipe out all your results so you can start the Combine over, but you don't start over in terms of your payment schedule.

You can also cancel the Combine. (It will end when your normal time is up.) After cancelling, you can then start a new Combine. You have to figure out the balance between time and money to see what the best thing is for you.

Bob.

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