Swing Trading Combine® Rules, Explanations and FAQ's

  1. Below are the account parameters for the Swing Trading Combine. For more information on the program, please look at the following links. When you are ready to get started you can do that here.
  2. Required: Winning Trade Duration: Majority of winning trades over 20 seconds
  3. Program Frequently Asked Questions
  4. Platform Help
  5. Topstep program, billing, payments, resets, or the dashboard.
  6. Important information to know before starting

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What does Max Position Size of 5 micro lots mean?
  2. What is the Weekly Loss Limit?
  3. What is the Maximum Drawdown?
  4. When and What Products Can I Trade?
  5. Do you have the same rules for Steps 1 and 2? Why?
  6. How much is a reset?
  7. What are the commissions and fees per round turn trade?
  8. I already have a regular Futures Trading Combine with you, can I have a Swing Trading Combine as well?
  9. Can I have a Forex Account and Futures account?
  10. Important Information

What does Max Position Size of 5 micro lots mean?

The Maximum Position Size is the maximum position allowed (absolute value) at any given time. For example, you may have long 2 Micro S&P and short 3 Micro Nasdaq without exceeding your 5 Micro lots. If you wanted to add any additional lots, you would need to close one or both of the previous trades.

What is the Weekly Loss Limit?

The Weekly Loss Limit is the maximum amount you may lose at any point in a calendar week (Sunday night through Friday). If you lose more than $500, you will have broken the Weekly Loss Limit rule. In the Trading Combine®, this rule is updated at the end of each active trading day once your trade report is updated but will include unrealized and realized P&L. In the Funded Account™, your Weekly Loss Limit will be calculated intraday using realized and unrealized P&L. We recommend using your account balance to look at how much you have lost in the week. Your Trader Dashboard will also have this information.

What is the Maximum Drawdown?

The Maximum Drawdown is the most amount your account can lose overall before the rule is broken. The Maximum Drawdown for the Swing Trading Combine is $1,000 and it does not trail. Meaning, you may not lose more than $1,000 from the starting balance ($10,000). If your account balance goes below $9,000 at any time it will be a broken rule.

When and What Products Can I Trade?

In the Swing Trading Combine you can hold trades at any time, including overnight, over the weekend, and through all economic releases. However, we highly recommend you use caution when trading during those times. You are allowed to trade MES (Micro S&P), MNQ (Micro Nasdaq), M2K (Micro Russell 2000), and MYM (Micro Dow). More info about all four of these can be found here.

Do you have the same rules for Steps 1 and 2? Why?

To make things easier to understand we require traders to follow the same rules in Steps 1 and 2. The reason that we require traders to complete the Profit Target twice is to prove consistent trading. Step 2 ensures that traders did not just get lucky with 1 trade. Since there are no minimum days, you can pass each step in as little as 1 day.

How much is a reset?

A Reset is $59 each. Click here for more information about resets.

What are the commissions and fees per round turn trade?

In the Swing Trading Combine, commissions and fees are $0.60 per side ($1.20 per round turn trade). 

In the Funded Account® your fees will depend on the product and platform you are using. You can see this below:

  TSTrader All other platforms
MES/MNQ/M2K $0.62* $1.12*
MYM $0.30* $0.80*

*Fees shown are for round-turn trades per contract traded

I already have a regular Futures Trading Combine with you, can I have a swing trading account with you as well?

Yes, we allow traders to have both a regular Futures Trading Combine account and a Swing Trading Combine account. These accounts cannot be combined and will need to be traded separately. Due to brokerage rules, you will only be able to have one (1) Funded Account at a time. This means that you successfully complete two Trading Combine accounts, you would have to put one on hold as you cannot trade both at the same time. More information here.

I already have a Forex Trading Combine with you, can I also trade in the Swing Trading Combine?

You can absolutely have a Forex Trading Combine and Swing Trading Combine account with us! Since they are both separate asset classes you will be able to have a Funded Account in both programs at the same time.

Important Information Before Getting Started

If you would like to place a stop or any pending order for your trade, please use a GTC (Good till cancel) order. Any other order type will be erased between 3:10 PM CT - 5 PM CT while the market is closed. 

You may not be able to place new traders or close out of current trades from 3:10 PM - 5 PM CT as our accounts lock during that time. Any running orders will function like normal and you can trade after that time.

NinjaTrader OCO orders will not be held on the server. If you are placing an order with NinjaTrader please do not close your platform. Any interruptions in the connection may result in your OCO (ATM strategy) orders not working as intended. 

 

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