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Trading Education Posted by Team Topstep February 11, 2021

How Daily Routines Make You a Better Trader

Today on Limit Up! Podcast, we’re doing part two in our series on technical analysis. Jack, Dan, and John Doherty discussed the importance of routines and even took the time to walk you through their personal trade routines. Listen in to learn why sometimes the biggest opportunity is to stay off the market.



Full Show Notes:

To be a profitable trader, you need to have good instincts and well-established routines. That means taking the day off when you’re not 100% and sticking to the daily routine that keeps you healthy and alert. As part of our series on technical analysis, Jack, Dan, and John Doherty share their personal trading habits to help you plan out the routine that will work for you.

Listen in to learn what charts to look at during various times of the day and what indicators work best for our team’s traders. Stay tuned for our market reaction and an update on GameStop.

  • (00:26) – Market reaction
  • (04:41) – Daily routine
  • (14:12) – Charts & indicators
  • (25:58) – Entering trades
  • (30:32) – Overnight futures
  • (32:21) – Execution points
  • (35:51) – Topstep on YouTube

About Limit Up!

Limit Up! is a podcast brought to you by Topstep about trading, trading psychology, trading life, and pretty much whatever else the wonderful world of markets has to offer. Two former professional traders host it, Jack and Dan, who still dabble in futures, forex, options, political betting—they basically love to follow the action. They’ll teach you how to trade, but more importantly, how to develop the habits that make traders good. Risk Disclosure: https://www.topstep.com/risk-disclosure/

Topstep is the premiere funding opportunity for traders looking to make the most of market opportunities without risking their own capital. When traders pass the completely-objective Trading Combine®, Topstep funds them with proprietary money. Guaranteed. Beyond funding, we seek to instill better habits in our traders (hence the Limit Up! Podcast and other educational resources). Topstep has been based in Chicago since 2012.

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! Before 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 and is a regular on the Daily Market Recap.

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Podcast episode production by Dante32.