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Mission

To empower anyone, anywhere
to earn the financial freedom to
pursue their dreams.

VISION

To be where the world goes to
safely engage in and profit from
financial markets.

VALUES

We believe..

  • Empowered people yield great results
  • Users should have a great experience
  • In the well-being of our team
  • Innovation never sleeps

FOUNDER MESSAGE

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.

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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TopstepTrader is the solution to an outdated, inefficient industry.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 our program, like 1,000+ traders already have, you are rewarded with a fully Funded Account.

Trade well and always trade for tomorrow,

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Michael Patak
Founder and CVO

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