Meet Joey, a Topstep Funded Trader from Missouri! Joey is a self-starter who doesn’t mind getting his hands dirty in pursuit of his personal and professional goals. In this interview, Joey joins Topstep program specialist Eddie Horn to discuss what it takes to find success as a trader, and he doesn’t pull any punches when talking about his experience with Topstep so far.
Joey came to us about a year ago after taking a few bad beats on his own in the financial markets. What he found at Topstep was a program that allowed him to “learn by doing” in a safe environment without having to put up any of his own trading capital.
As a self-described “hustler,” Joey is always on the lookout for additional streams of income, and the trading life really spoke to him. He learned quickly that an education in futures trading can be hugely expensive if you’re not prepared. So, he went to work studying the markets and finding his trading style.
And now, here he is, part of the Topstep funded team, sharing his process and methods for approaching the markets with all of us.
What Does It Take?
Listening to Joey’s story, he mentions a few times that there’s no substitute for eagerness and perseverence. The willingness to learn and the ability to bounce back from failures and disappointments are two key traits every trader needs before they can find success.
Skills like open-mindedness and making adjustments on the fly can be sharpened through experience. But it’s not easy, and you must be willing to put in the time and do the work to improve every day. There are no shortcuts.
Joey’s advice for new traders is to take your time. You’re not going to make money every day, so slow things down and make sure you’re learning something new with every trade you put on. The big wins will come when you have a better understanding of what you’re up against. Until then, take what the market gives you and keep finding ways to motivate yourself.
Stay focused, Stay Positive, and Trade Well!