Topstep is currently providing some features as a part of a limited beta test. If your account has received some of these beta features you will receive an email with more information after you begin your Trading Combine subscription.
Accounts are randomly chosen and provided access to these features at the time of purchase. We are unable to make any adjustments or accommodations to an account at this time. If you are interested in any of these features please let our Support Team know by emailing them at email@example.com as we may expand these features in the future.
Limited Available Features
The Practice Account feature allows you to have access to a second trading account. This account gives you the opportunity to test strategies, products, etc. without affecting your evaluated Trading Combine account.
You can view your Practice Account & Trading Combine trade reports by toggling between them on your dashboard. The Practice Account can be reset at any time for no additional fee.
The dashboard does not change which account is viewed when you open your platform or when you begin to trade. Both the Trading Combine account and Practice Account are available in the trading platform. You can choose the account you are actively trading on within your trading platform. You can view more information on how this works for our recommended trading platforms in this article.
Note: The Practice Account is not available on the TradeStation or T4 platforms.
Dashboard Alerts allows you to be notified by your computer’s internet browser. This feature is currently available on Google Chrome and Safari browsers. Additional browsers will be supported in the future.
Alerts are enabled for the following Trading Combine rules:
You can enable Alerts by clicking on the bell icon on the top-right of your dashboard. The Economic Releases alert provides multiple time options that you can adjust.
Alerts are a tool to help you manage your trading account but does not provide any rule break prevention. A trader is still responsible for managing their trading account to avoid rule breaks regardless of this feature. If Alerts is unavailable at any time the icon will be red on your dashboard to make you aware.
If the Alerts are not working on your browser they may be blocked if you use an adblocker. This may be able to be adjusted in those settings depending on the type of adblocker you are using. Alerts will not work if you are using an incognito/private browser.
If you previously prevented notifications from the Topstep website through your browser you can adjust those settings:
- Google Chrome
- Safari Instructions:
- From the browser menu bar, go to Safari > Preferences.
- Click on the Websites tab and select Notifications from the sidebar.
Dashboard Insights enhances your trade report and allows you to monitor your progress while improving your skills as a trader. This feature is displayed below your trade report chart. Each of these metrics works together to provide you with a clear picture of your potential profitability or losses on your trading account.
Average Profitability Per Trade
This refers to the average amount you can expect to win or lose per trade. Simply put, this is your average P&L per trade including all commissions & fees.
Coach’s Tip: A simple metric to monitor the overall profitability of your account aside from your Net P&L. Keeping this number positive will help you stay profitable.
Average Winning Trade
The average profit of all positive winning trades.
Coach’s Tip: To be a successful trader, profits should always be larger than your losses. "Let your winners run and cut the losers." By maintaining a large Average Winning Trade will increase the probability that you to be consistently profitable.
Winning Trade Percentage %
The number of winning trades divided by your total trades made (excludes breakeven trades).
Coach’s Tip: Over time, your winning trade percentage will probably be near 50%. Think about how important that makes your average winning trade and average losing trade. Keep this math on your side.
Average Losing Trade
The average loss of all losing negative trades.
Coach’s Tip: Focusing on smaller risks and getting out of bad trades early is how professional traders stay in the game. When the trade is proving wrong, get out! “Your first stop is usually your best stop.”
Reward-to-Risk Ratio (2:1)
The measurement of the potential reward (profit) you achieve per trade vs. the risk (losses) you take per trade.
Coach’s Tip: One of the most important metrics in trading. More rewards and lower risks increase the chances of continued profitability. For example, sustaining a 2:1 Reward-to-Risk Ratio with a 50% Winning Percentage provides you a greater chance at consistent profitability in the markets.