What is the Consistency Target?

The Consistency Target measures a trader’s ability to make repeated profits while managing risk. To pass the Trading Combine®, your best day (most significant winning day) must be no greater than 50% of your total profits.

If your best day equals or exceeds 50% of your total profits, you’ll need to continue trading until your best day % of total profit is below 50%.

Your consistency target will be based on your overall profits in the account when it's passed. This means that losses in the account do not impact the amount you can make in a day. For instance, if you are in a $50K Trading Combine your best day cannot exceed $1,500. If you lose $500 on day one, you still would not be able to make more than $1,500 in a day.

We want to be clear about the potential this gives our traders—we cut the minimum days to earn funding in half—but we don’t expect everyone to pass in 2 days. There is no rush.

But wait, isn't it impossible to do 50%?

Technically, it is possible! But it's unlikely. Luckily, we’ve built a small buffer into the backend that accounts for market fluctuations. This way, you don’t need to be down to the penny to pass! Keep those exits tight, and you'll be okay.

What is the Recommended Best Day?

Since your best day must be below 50% of your overall profit, we suggest you always set your daily profit target below that amount in your trading plan. This lets you lock in profits daily, prevent overtrading, and show consistency. If your best day is 50% or larger than your profit target, you must make additional profit.

With this in mind, we recommend never exceeding the following daily profit total for your Best Day:

Account Size

Profit Target

Best Day Recommendation



Less than $1,500



Less than $3,000



Less than $4,500


How is it Calculated?

The Consistency Target calculation relates to your best day’s profit and your account’s overall profit. As long as your Best Day is below 50% of your overall profit, you are meeting the target requirement. This can be monitored on your dashboard and is displayed as the best day % of Total Profit.

  • Calculation: Best Day Profit ÷ Overall Profit = Best Day % of Total Profit
  • 50K Example: $1,200 Best Day ÷ $2,800 Overall = 43%

This means that you can reach the Consistency Target in as little as two days if each day is less than 50% of your total profits and the profit target is met!

**Use our free Excel spreadsheet calculator to help with Consistency Target calculations. Download the Consistency Target Calculator here.

Why is it important?

Consistency is critical to growing your account for the long haul. The Consistency Target measures long-term, consistent profitability. Previously, Topstep had a Minimum Days target that would measure a trader’s ability to hold onto their profits, not if they could earn over and over again, and this wasn’t the best way to help make traders better.

If you’re ready for the big leagues, we don’t want to waste your time meeting a minimum day requirement when you immediately show consistency.

Your ticket to consistent profitability is when you can put up a repeatable performance. The Consistency Target measures a trader’s ability to balance making repeated profits and managing risk, so you can turn your passion into a profession, consistently grow your account, and, most importantly, start paying yourself.

Why Does My Dashboard Show I Need to Make Additional Profits?

If your best-day profit is 50% or more of your total profits, you must earn additional profits above the profit target to show consistency. Your best day will be set in your account’s history and cannot be changed.

  • Calculation: Best Day Profit ÷ 50% = Total Profit Needed
  • 50K Example: $1,700 Best Day ÷ 0.5 = $3,400 ($3,000 Profit Target plus more than $400 in additional profit for consistency)

To avoid an increased profit target, you should set your daily profit target at the recommended best day listed in the table above.

When is the Consistency Target Required?

The Consistency Target is only an objective in the Trading Combine®. The Consistency Target is not required in the Express Funded Account™ or the Live Funded Account.

However, continuing to use the same mindset and daily trading plan as used with the Consistency Target should help you with sustainable success in the live accounts. These accounts are the final step where you are trading Topstep’s® capital in the live markets. We hope that showing consistent profits throughout the evaluation prepares you to continue in the live markets!

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