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TopstepTrader $50k Combine - Step 1 | Day 5

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TopstepTrader $50k Combine - Step 1 | Day 5

Took 3 trades today then called it a day after being on the right side of a Trump Tweet making 10 points on NQ in seconds. The first two trades had very good entries, but just was not paytient enough, moving my stop too aggressive taking me out of the trades before full profit targets were reached.

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TopstepTrader $50k Combine - Step 1 | Day 4

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TopstepTrader $50k Combine - Step 1 | Day 4

After almost hitting max daily loss on Day 2, I refocused and was able to string back to back winning days for over a $1,000 gain. The account is up a little over $300. The importance of risk management is so key because it will save you time: days, weeks, months and even years to recoup losses from a single day.

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TopstepTrader $50k Combine  - Step 1 | Day 1

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TopstepTrader $50k Combine - Step 1 | Day 1

Today was the first day back trading in the $50k TST combine. Took four trades total: 3 winners and 1 loser. In this video I cover each trade live as NQ broke strong out of the gate at open and formed a nice bullish trend. But the huge miss on the ISM Manufacturing PMI turned the trend bearish in a few seconds.

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TopstepTrader $100k Combine  - Step 1 | Day 4 (+$542)

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TopstepTrader $100k Combine - Step 1 | Day 4 (+$542)

Today I was able to squeeze out $542 in profits. However, I definitely overtraded and broke a key risk management rule I have by moving my stop and adding more contracts substantially increasing my risk for the last trade. The trade ended green, but to me today I give myself a D+ for the way I traded today.

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TopstepTrader $100k Combine  - Step 1 | Day 3 (+$505)

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TopstepTrader $100k Combine - Step 1 | Day 3 (+$505)

Today I traded NQ again. Most of the volatility and movement happened overnight with plenty of long and short opportunities. However, the morning cash session only had a ~25 point range so I scalped 2-4 points at the ends of the range and during rotations to lock in $505.

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TopstepTrader $100k Combine  - Step 1 | Day 1 (+$783.50)

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TopstepTrader $100k Combine - Step 1 | Day 1 (+$783.50)

After taking a break from the Small Account Challenge, I have decided that my time is best focused on working on passing another TST Combine so that I have the buying power to trade full-time, and reduce my emotions of using my own money. I see using the $3,000 from the Small Account Challenge as an investment in myself to instill long-term trading habits.

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