As you probably know, becoming a successful intraday trader who consistently takes capital out of the market is no small task. Losing $1,000+ intraday trading is a real thing that happens every day to traders. Our mission is to provide a safe experience so that traders can professionalize their passion. The Trading Combine® was designed to limit your personal risk. Whether you are a seasoned trader aiming to demonstrate your expertise and trade with our capital, or a brand new trader looking to develop and hone your skills, none of our users should be losing anywhere close to $1,000 in any given trading day.
After starting a Trading Combine®, your focus is completing Step 1 and Step 2 to earn a Funded Account™. There is no time limit on passing the Combine and once you pass Step 2 of the program you are guaranteed a Funded Account™ with us.
After you earn a Funded Account™, we recommend you focus on minimizing your losing days and building up your account balance
Once you have built up your account, and have more than your maximum drawdown to trade with, we recommend that you start paying yourself and balance withdrawals while continuing to grow your account. This way you will be prepared should you experience an unexpected drawdown. As our founder Michael Patak would say, “Trade well and always trade for tomorrow.”
If you are thinking about how to leverage the Trading Combine® and have more questions, we recommend scheduling time with our Program Specialist, Eddie Horn, to discuss your first steps with Topstep®.