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Funded Traders Posted by Team Topstep June 22, 2021

Meet Funded Day Trader Keith M From San Diego

Learn How Keith Became a Fully Funded Trader

Meet Keith M., a fully funded trader from San Diego. For the better part of the last ten years, Keith has been moonlighting as a day trader to supplement his income in the film industry. As a director, writer, and home improvement enthusiast, Keith understands the value of putting in the time and doing the work to get things right. 

Going into his third run in a Funded Account, Keith has been around the block a few times, and he credits the robust community of professionals as a key reason he keeps coming back to Topstep.Taking the natural hard-work ethic he relies on in his everyday life and the process for developing sound strategies and applying it to his trading, Keith has uncovered some impressive insights into what it takes to be a successful trader.

Trading Strategies That Work

When we talk about trading strategies that work, we really mean that you should find a trading strategy that works for YOU. Piggybacking a high priced trading guru might net you a few winners here and there, but in the long run, it’s not financially sustainable. If there’s one thing we know for sure in this business, it’s that nothing works forever. So, with that in mind, how would you know the best way to adjust a strategy if you’re not the one who designed it?

While it’s important to have a community available to reach out to for guidance and to bounce ideas off of, it’s also important that you take the time to do your own research. Find the tools and indicators that best suit your trading style. If you can do this successfully, you will find that you’re not second guessing your setups as much as you would if you were using someone else’s strategy.

One key takeaway from Keith’s interview that we feel you would benefit from is the ability to hold on to winners. We know how tempting it can be to take some quick profits before giving the trade the appropriate time to develop, but the real money comes from riding out the winners. Like Keith says, “let the market do the work for you.” If you have faith in your setup and you know where you’re getting out if you happen to be wrong, then give the trade some room to breathe before getting out too soon.

Day Trading Success Stories!

Take a look at some of the other success stories from Topstep funded traders. These traders are living proof that when you trust the process over profits, good things will happen!

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