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Coach's Playbook Posted by Team Topstep March 31, 2021

How Did You Get Into Day Trading

Whether you’re just getting started or if you’ve been at it for a while, the one thing we all have in common is that we answered the call to start day trading. Each of us has a unique story about how we discovered the world of futures and forex trading, and this week, the Topstep coaches are here to share their backstories about how they got into markets.


We’ve reached the end of the first quarter of 2021, and with that comes the business of institutional investors rebalancing their equity portfolios. Events like this typically keep the markets choppy going into the end of the month, and that’s pretty much what we see right now.

One particular Topstep funded trader has been taking advantage of the sideways price action this week. By trading both sides of the market in the E-Mini S&P 500 futures and the E-Mini Nasdaq-100 futures, funded trader Matthew B. added a solid $3,100 to his Funded Account®. Way to go, Matthew!

Getting Started Day Trading

Sometimes it’s a friend or family member that introduces you to the market, or maybe it’s something you learned about in school and decided to make a career out of it. Whatever your backstory is, we’re all here right now, doing our best to continue learning and be profitable in the financial markets.

Above all else, we understand that trading is hard, so It doesn’t matter where you are currently at on your trading journey. At Topstep, our team of veteran traders and performance coaches available to help you along the way. 

Every Wednesday, our Lead Performance Coach John Hoagland hosts a live group coaching webinar where he fields questions and gives insight into the process of becoming a professional trader. We also offer a whole suite of additional coaching options when you’re ready to take your trading to another level.

Let us know what we can do to help you. Trade Well!