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Funded Traders Posted by Team Topstep July 3, 2022

Meet Tim, A Funded Trader From London

Working his day job as a diamond setter for a London jewelry company, Tim, a Topstep funded trader, quickly learned to point out the difference between value and price. The risk management lessons he picked up dealing with precious metals and gems easily transferred to his work as a day trader. Listen to Tim tell his story to Topstep’s Program Specialist, Eddie Horn. It’s both exciting and insightful and will undoubtedly serve as inspiration for all aspiring traders out there!

Everyone’s Journey Is Different

After a series of seemingly unsatisfying visits to several investment banks, Tim eventually decided to take matters into his own hands and learned to start managing money. It was through his journey to discover his own trading style that he finally came across Topstep, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Starting out in the futures markets, Tim initially dipped his toes in the water trading the E-Mini S&P 500 futures (ES), but he found the sirens song of the Nasdaq calling to him, and it was too much to resist. The wide swings and opportunities for fast cash can sound enticing to just about any type of trader. So, Tim did what many of us would have done and gave it a shot. 

Find Your Trading Style

Now, don’t mistake Tim’s story for an act of impending doom. Actually, it’s pretty far from it. Tim didn’t get crushed in a runaway market, but he did learn a valuable lesson. After heeding some sage advice from the Topstep coaches, he came to the realization that trading fast and illiquid markets just didn’t fit his style at the time, so he made the transition back to the ES.

Over time, Tim has honed his skills, developed his own trading style, created his own strategies, and risen above the crowd’s noise to form his own interpretations of what the market is telling him. As a result, Tim has most definitely earned his place at the Topstep funded table, and we look forward to checking back in on his success very soon!