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Coach's Playbook Posted by Team Topstep August 29, 2021

A Day In The Life Of A Day Trader

Consistency Is Key

Finding long-term success in the financial markets takes time, patience, and perseverance. Although there are indeed exceptions, unfortunately, not all of us are gifted with the keen sense and natural ability to look at a chart and immediately spot the next move. For most traders, it can take years of practice before they start to find consistency in their trading

This week, the Topstep coaches are talking about their experiences maintaining effective daily routines and their efforts to bring consistency to their trading.

Funded Trader Shoutout

There’s a lot of great trading happening at Topstep right now, so this week, we’re going to double down on the highly coveted funded trader shoutout!

With the equity futures markets continuing to grind higher, it’s getting harder and harder to make money fading the rally. As such, when a trader has the awareness to acknowledge and accept the market conditions they’re trading in and turn a profit, we feel it’s worthy of recognition. So, put your hands together for Juan R. and Reed V., who both banked more than $1,300 trading the ES and NQ, respectively. Way to go, guys!

A Day In The Life Of A Day Trader

A typical day for a trader consists of a lot of routines. Almost everything they do, from the time they wake up in the morning until they go to bed, is carefully planned out and accounted for ahead of time. 

If you’ve been following Topstep for a while, then there’s a good chance you’ve come across some of our trader success stories. A consistent theme appears in most of these interviews; having a plan and sticking to it. One interview, in particular, with Tawnya M. from New Mexico, goes into extreme detail about routines and habits.

Now, maintaining this type of lifestyle is by no means easy. It takes time to build strong, sustainable, and effective habits. And, hopefully, in the end, with a bit of grit and determination, your efforts will begin paying you dividends. Remember what Coach Hoag always says, “If you want to get consistency from the markets, then you have to bring consistency to the markets.”

Trade Well!