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Assessing Your Trading Strategy
Episode 17425th March 2021 • Limit Up! Podcast • Topstep
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Most novice traders want to know the stats of more experienced traders. However, a better question to ask yourself is, “What are my personal strengths and weaknesses?”

If you know the conditions under which you thrive as well as what makes you tick, you will be more successful. In the business world, this is called SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats).

This week on Limit Up! Podcast, Jack and Dan are sharing their personal strengths and weaknesses to help you better reflect on your own. They discuss why hard times make hard people and why you need to know your reason for trading. Stay tuned for a discussion on the ongoing GameStop saga.

  • (05:06) - Trading in the moment
  • (13:08) - Kevin Garnett
  • (13:29) - Understanding macro forces
  • (18:42) - Breakouts off the open
  • (20:31) - Outright futures
  • (24:09) - Desire for more
  • (29:22) - FOMO
  • (35:56) - SWOT charts

Limit Up! is a podcast brought to you by Topstep about trading, trading psychology, trading life, and pretty much whatever else the wonderful world of markets has to offer. It’s hosted by two former professional traders, Jack and Dan, who still dabble in futures, forex, options, political betting—they basically love to follow the action. They’ll teach you how to trade, but more importantly, how to develop the habits that make traders good. Risk Disclosure:

Topstep is the premiere funding opportunity for traders looking to make the most of market opportunities without risking their own capital. When traders pass the completely-objective Trading Combine®, Topstep funds them with proprietary money. Guaranteed. Beyond funding, we seek to instill better habits in our traders (hence the Limit Up! Podcast and other educational resources). Topstep has been based in Chicago since 2012.

Jack Pelzer is a co-host of Limit Up! He traded as part of a U.S. Treasury group for 7 years at Chopper Trading and DRW. After leaving the industry, he became a Writing Fellow and Senior Contributing Writer for The Onion. He is now the Head of Content at Topstep.

Dan Hodgman is a co-host of Limit Up! Prior to coming to Topstep Dan traded 30 Yr Treasury Options and Yield Spreads. Before that, he served in the United States Marine Corps where he simultaneously managed his own Futures Account applying the skills he grew up learning from clerking on the trading floor. Now Dan works with the Traders here at Topstep as a Performance Coach as well as being a regular on the Daily Market Recap.

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