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Market Mania Posted by John Doherty March 14, 2022

Market Mania Is Back!

Topstep Market Mania

It’s gut-check time! 

Bracket season is here, and this one is a slam dunk—Topstep Market Mania—16 elite global markets facing off to be top-dog in what we’re claiming as “the most exciting two weeks in trading.”

Over the next two weeks, we’ve chosen 16 futures products to compete in a 4-round bracket-style challenge similar to an annual college basketball tournament that our lawyers suggest we don’t mention by name.

So fill out those brackets carefully because there’s more on the line than merely the satisfaction of a job well done. Can the Euro turn things around and become our first back-to-back champion? Will the spike in global commodity prices give Corn the edge? Is Bitcoin even real?

Welcome to Topstep Market Mania.

How Does This Work?

We’ve created a bracket of 16 products divided into 4 trading-themed regions. It looks something like this:


In each round, two products will “play” each other with the winner being determined by the highest percentage change in price on the specified date (if both products are down, the product down less will advance). We will measure this percentage move by comparing the previous settlement, to the closing settlement for that day.

Each “round” will be played on a specific date. For instance, the Round of 16 will be played on Tuesday, March 22, and feature 8 games between 16 products.

Looking at the “Commodarita-ville” region, if you believe that Crude Oil futures will rise more (or lose less) by percentage that day compared to Gold, then you would pick the CL to move on to the Round of 8 (just like basketball).

How are the Brackets Scored?

The dates of each round and the number of points awarded for each correct pick are as follows:

2022 Market Mania Bracket Scoring

If for some reason we get a crazy number of ties, we’ll randomly draw the names of the winners live on YouTube. This is important because we have some nifty prizes for the winners.

What Do I Get If I Win?

The Grand Prize winner will receive a free first-month subscription in a $150K Trading Combine. Plus a $150 gift code to the Topstep apparel store.

Two Second Place Prize winners will each get a free first-month subscription in a $100K Trading Combine. Plus a $100 gift code to the Topstep apparel store.

Three Third Place Prize winners will get a free first-month subscription in a $50K Trading Combine. Plus a $50 gift code to the Topstep apparel store.

It doesn’t get any better than this. We’ve funded more than 10,000 trading accounts in the last 15 months, this is your chance to earn a spot on the Topstep funded team!

How Do I Enter?

Just fill out a bracket by clicking this link and following the instructions provided.

Where Can I Find a Leader Board?

We will send periodic updates to the email you provide. Don’t worry, we won’t send anything besides competition updates unless you specifically want them.

Some Legal Considerations

You can find the official rules (as drafted by our lawyers) by clicking here. Everything gets a little messy when it comes to giving out prizes, but so long as receiving a prize is legal where you live, we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

Have fun and stay safe!