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Trading Education Posted by Team Topstep June 2, 2021

May 2021 Topstep Highlights

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We’re coming up to the end of the first half of the year and the beginning of the summer trading months. Now is the time when traders typically start stepping away from the markets to spend time with family and friends or to evaluate their trading over the first half of the year. It’s not uncommon for volume and volatility to dry up in certain markets during the summer months, so this might be the perfect time to take a breather.

Now, let’s talk about some traders who deserve a little time off!

Funded Trader Accomplishments

Year-To-Date Withdrawals

Last year was a game-changer for a lot of our traders. If you remember, we made a pretty big deal about hitting the $1 Million mark in funded trader withdrawals. It took close to 10 years for that to happen. Then, by the end of the year, we were celebrating hitting the $2 Million mark. Well, this year, Topstep traders are once again raising the bar. We’re not even halfway through the year, and our traders have already withdrawn $2,176,256.78 from their Funded Accounts, putting us on pace to hit $4 Million for the year!

Number of Accounts Funded

As the Topstep community continues to grow, so does the number of traders we are funding every month. In May, 768 traders took on the challenge of professionalizing their passion and passed through Step 1 of the Trading Combine®, and another 769 passed through Step 2 to earn a Funded Account!

Trading isn’t easy, and we know this, so we want to congratulate all of the Topstep traders who stuck it out and committed to the grind in their pursuit of becoming professional traders.

The $5K Club

This is where we highlight all of the traders that took their first $5,000 in withdrawals. The list has grown so big month-over-month that we can no longer fit the whole thing in the Monthly Highlights email, so we have added it to the Trader Success Stories page on our website. Keep working hard, and one day you’ll find your name on this list too!

View the entire $5K Club list for May here.

Coach T Wants To Help You Prep

When you sit down to get to work, you should be focused and have a clear head. Sounds easy enough, right? Some people can just roll out of bed in the morning and get right to it. However, for the rest of us, we need some time to get the blood and oxygen flowing before we start making any serious trading decisions.

One way to put yourself in the right mindset is to have a well-established routine. Not only will starting the day being productive set the tone for the rest of your day, but it can also help to lower stress levels. 



Building healthy and sustainable habits isn’t always easy. It requires discipline, but a structured process can help bring consistency to your trading. Plan your meals ahead of time, exercise, meditate, stretch, study, whatever… These are just a few examples of the things you can include in your daily routine. Start small, so you don’t burn out. Eventually, you will find that you’ve created the ultimate plan of attack for the trading day.

Read more about how Coach T can help you prepare for the trading day!

Get Started On Your Trading Journey

If you’ve been on the fence about starting a Trading Combine®, the success our traders have been enjoying so far this year should be all the motivation you need to get started on your journey to becoming a successful trader. 

Topstep has all the resources you need to guide you on your path to earning a Funded Account. If you have any questions about how the Trading Combine works, look no further than our Futures and Forex Help Centers.