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.
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 These adjustments are only temporary, and will be rescinded once the market has stabilized.
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)
Swing Trading Combine (Step 1 and Step 2)
Please note that trading outside of these temporary parameters will result in the loss of your Funded Account.
Futures Funded Account
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: