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

Old October 30th, 2014, 02:23 PM   #401 (permalink)
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Just curious as to why no TF? Any upcoming plans to integrate it into your program?

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Old October 30th, 2014, 02:35 PM   #402 (permalink)
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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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Old October 30th, 2014, 03:46 PM   #403 (permalink)
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Exciting - TST email going out tomorrow


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TopstepTrader and NinjaTrader partner to offer free tools and funding to traders
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TopstepTrader and NinjaTrader are excited to announce a new unprecedented partnership. For the first time in its history, NinjaTrader has agreed to provide their award winning trading platform to TopstepTrader users for FREE ($60 value per month!). Now, anyone with a TopstepTrader account can take advantage of trading on a real-time data feed with best-in-class trading software.

Love NinjaTrader but sick of end of day data? Don't have the capital for a brokerage account but want to use professional trading software? Currently use NinjaTrader and are looking for more capital to trade with? Sick of paying for a data feed or maintaining a brokerage account just to trade sim with no end goal?

Join TopstepTrader and enter the Combine today.

With the release of these free licenses, our traders now have even more of an advantage for success in the markets. In addition to trading on the most widely used futures platform, those TST traders who earn a funded account are entitled to a discounted lifetime license and deeply discounted commissions through NinjaTrader Brokerage, starting at just $.53 per contract (yes, that is $.53 cents per car).

Sign up for a Trading Combine today to start using your FREE NinjaTrader license!
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Old October 30th, 2014, 06:33 PM   #404 (permalink)
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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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Old October 31st, 2014, 02:31 PM   #405 (permalink)
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Is the T4 simulator the same during the free trial as it is during 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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Old October 31st, 2014, 02:33 PM   #406 (permalink)
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Received from TST today

TopstepTrader and NinjaTrader partner to offer free tools and funding to traders


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.

Through the custom functionality and numerous add-on applications offered through NinjaTrader, our traders will be in an even better position to capitalize in the markets. Traders who successfully complete the Combine and earn a Funded Account are entitled to a discounted NinjaTrader lifetime license and deeply discounted commissions through NinjaTrader Brokerage, starting at just $.53 per contract.


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Old October 31st, 2014, 02:43 PM   #407 (permalink)
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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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Old October 31st, 2014, 02:48 PM   #408 (permalink)
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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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Old October 31st, 2014, 02:49 PM   #409 (permalink)
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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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Old November 3rd, 2014, 05:07 PM   #410 (permalink)
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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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