Although there is no typical profile for what makes a successful trader, my path was certainly not a traditional one. Having grown up in rural Nebraska, there wasn’t much opportunity in my town outside of skilled labor, farming and meatpacking.
I always had larger aspirations. I dreamed of moving to a city where I could make something of myself, where my success or failure was dependent upon my own skill and effort. As a teenager watching the movie “Trading Places”, I knew that Chicago and trading were the opportunity for me.
Unfortunately, I didn’t have a finance background or know a soul in trading, but I was determined. After saving up my hard earned money, I moved to Chicago in my early twenties to pursue my dream. By the time I was 24 years old, I had lost it all - $90,000 to be exact. I took a step back and realized I needed to safely develop my trading strategy without risking any more capital. I spent 6 months trading on a simulated account, following simple risk parameters and trading rules. Only after I proved to myself that I could consistently make money each day did I put risk back on.
I went on to routinely average 6-figure profits each year, including a best day of $33,000.
TopstepTrader is the solution to an outdated, inefficient industry. Before TopstepTrader, your only options were to go it alone by risking thousands of dollars in a brokerage account, or spend thousands on trading education relying on theory and not experience.
Now, after you safely develop in and complete a our program, like 1,000+ traders already have, you are rewarded with a fully Funded Account.
Trade well and always trade for tomorrow,
Founder and CEO