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Trading Education Posted by Team Topstep March 5, 2020

Handling Market Volatility with TopstepTrader’s Eddie Horn

Episode Summary:

With news of the coronavirus sweeping the markets, now is a prime example of market volatility. We’re bringing back one of TopstepTrader’s most experienced market broadcasters, Eddie Horn, to discuss his advice for handling market volatility whether you’re brand new to trading or a pro. Listen for Eddie’s practical advice and stay tuned for Part Two.

Full Show Notes:

Whether you’re new to trading or a seasoned pro, the extreme volatility in the markets this week is a reminder of risk. That’s why we’re talking to TopstepTrader’s own, Eddie Horn. Eddie has been involved at Topstep as both a market broadcaster as well as a specialist and mindset coach for Topstep clients. He spends his days coaching traders of all skill levels and helps them navigate challenging market conditions.

Today on Limit Up! Eddie, Jack, and Dan discuss market volatility and advice on when to keep going vs. when to get out. Tune in for practical advice regardless of your trading experience.

Eddie Horn has been with TopstepTrader for almost a decade and, in that time, has been both a market broadcaster and a mindset coach. Eddie works with traders of all stripes to help them make the most of their trading experience at Topstep. Read Eddie’s blog posts to stay up to date.

  • [01:38] – This week: Eddie Horn
  • [02:55] – Interview with Eddie Horn
  • [03:15] – Tumbling oil
  • [04:44] – Providing tips, hints, & strategies at TopStep
  • [06:11] – Dealing with FOMO
  • [09:24] – Is actively trading an account right for me?
  • [10:44] – What makes a crude man or woman?
  • [16:19] – Finding what works as a beginner
  • [18:15] – Simulated accounts versus live money
  • [28:47] – Fun numbers about account size
  • [34:42] – Advising experienced but struggling traders


What is Limit Up?

Limit Up! is a podcast for traders of all levels brought to you by Topstep. Whether you’re considering a career in trading and don’t know where to start, or you’re a seasoned veteran looking for advice from big names in the financial industry, Limit Up! is your guide. Join us weekly as we discuss the market in all of its volatile glory. Risk Disclosure:

Jack Pelzer is a co-host of Limit Up! He traded as part of a U.S. Treasury group for 7 years at Chopper Trading and DRW. After leaving the industry, he became a Writing Fellow and Senior Contributing Writer for The Onion. He is now the Head of Content at Topstep.

Dan Hodgman is a co-host of Limit Up! Prior to coming to Topstep Dan traded 30 Yr Treasury Options and Yield Spreads. Before that, he served in the United States Marine Corps where he simultaneously managed his own Futures Account applying the skills he grew up learning from clerking on the trading floor. Now Dan works with the Traders here at Topstep as a Performance Coach as well as being a regular on the Daily Market Recap.

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Podcast episode production by Dante32.