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List of FIO traders who have passed the TST combine or funded

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Could someone clarify for me why a person would do more than one combine?

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This was my first combine, but I would think that people would do more than one combine if:

1) They didn't pass their combine

2) You were funded but broke the funded trader rules.

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I got notification today that I'm moving forward with live trader prep.

Looking forward to moving forward.

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Could someone clarify for me why a person would do more than one combine?

Would you only try once at anything else in life? If you failed your driving test the first time would you never try again? What about applying for a job? You apply once and aren't hired are you then doomed to never get a job?

Each combine is different and each person is different. Some may need a few times to get their method and mind correct so they can pass.

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he might be talking about why would you take another one if you have already passed one.

dont believe anything you hear and only half of what you see

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he might be talking about why would you take another one if you have already passed one.

Possible. Typically you only have to do a second combine if you failed the first one or blew LTP or funded status.

And from what I've seen everyone does LTP, I have yet to see one person pass the combine and go straight to funded.

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Possible. Typically you only have to do a second combine if you failed the first one or blew LTP or funded status.

And from what I've seen everyone does LTP, I have yet to see one person pass the combine and go straight to funded.

ya true, i've heard of a bunch of ppl only having to do a few days and not go through the full LTP. either way, if you're profitable, it shouldn't be an issue.

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Getting funded - 2nd time the charm

I'm getting funded. This is the second time I passed a combine and first time I passed an LTP. Took me 15 months and countless combines.

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I'm getting funded. This is the second time I passed a combine and first time I passed an LTP. Took me 15 months and countless combines.

Thanks for sharing. Well done. Keep up the good work

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trying more and more combines gives more knowledge about the own trading style, learning from mistakes, another chance finding the style to trade profitable
... but reading some combine-reports here on futures.io (formerly BMT) sometimes it seems to me that the fees, the platform constraints and the given trading support(?) is not the ideal place to have for a good learning curve. Jumping from one contest to another or even one step higher ... isn't this hunting for the ideal thing and not happening to most doing this combine? Sorry, thats just my thinking, can be wrong ... somehow it reminds me of the movie The Island where they hope to finally get a ticket to the island, but the island is not existing, just the end for them.

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