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Trading Strategies Posted by Team Topstep July 8, 2021

How to Avoid Burnout in Day Trading

The VIX is up 25 percent. So we’re back to that 20 handle, which means there’s some good day trading coming down the pipe. That being said, we know that’s not always the case. So today, we’re bringing you a recent segment of The Coach’s Playbook with the incomparable Carol Jorissen, a big-time commodities trader back in the day. We talk about how to avoid day trading burnout, which we’re all going to have to deal with at some point. However, there are tools to help manage those feelings and some indicators to know when it’s time to step away – maybe for a while, maybe for good. So take a listen, because you shouldn’t trade because it’s something you have to do, trade because it’s something you want to do.




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. It’s hosted by two former professional traders, 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:

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.


About The Hosts

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 being a regular on the Daily Market Recap.

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