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Topstep's Response to COVID-19

We Care About Our Team and Our Traders

At Topstep, our top priority is the health and well being of not just our team members, but our entire community as a whole. We have taken all measures to give each member of our team the support and resources they need to keep themselves and their families safe.

We are also doing our part to help keep the traders that come to us to professionalize their passions for trading safe. Because of the extreme volatility in the markets due to the virus outbreak, we took every precaution to protect our funded traders from blowing out of their hard earned Funded Account.

A message from our founder, Michael Patak.

New Trading Account Adjustments

Due to an extreme increase in market volatility, we will be integrating a few new adjustments to help improve your risk management. These adjustments are only temporary, and will be rescinded once the market has stabilized.

Trading Combine® Accounts

The increase in volatility caused our simulated trading data server to begin reporting fills inconsistent with actual exchange data. As a result, the following changes will be implemented.

Futures Trading Combine (Step 1 and Step 2)

  • No changes to program rules
  • Manual trade reviews when market limits are reached

Swing Trading Combine (Step 1 and Step 2)

  • No changes to program rules
  • Manual trade reviews when market limits are reached

Funded Account®

Please note that trading outside of these temporary parameters will result in the loss of your Funded Account.

Futures Funded Account

  • $30K & $50K accounts will be capped at 2 lots. $100K & $150K accounts will be capped at 3 lots
  • You are ONLY allowed to trade between 5:30 PM CT and 3:10 PM CT on regular trading days (See the CME calendar for Holiday trading hours)
  • Trading will be restricted at or around Daily Price Limits. Initiating or holding active positions within 2% of a product’s Daily Price Limit is not permitted (See CME Price Limits)

Swing

  • Positions sizes will be capped at 5 lots
  • You are ONLY allowed to trade between 5:30 PM CT and 3:10 PM CT on regular trading days (See the CME calendar for Holiday trading hours)
  • Holding trades across trading days will not be allowed until further notice
  • Trading will be restricted at or around Daily Price Limits. Initiating or holding active positions within 2% of a product’s Daily Price Limit is not permitted (See CME Price Limits)

Pro Account®

  • No changes to program rules
  • Manual trade reviews when market limits are reached
We Are Here For You

To reiterate, Topstep is in a strong position to continue providing traders with the access to markets they want. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen moves like this, and it’s understandable that some traders were not prepared for the extreme volatility. It’s our job to make sure you're able to stay in the market for as long as possible. 

Here are a few free resources to help keep your head in the game, even if you’re not trading right now:

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