Topstep Payout Policy

What is Topstep's Payout Policy?

It’s time to talk about what every trader cares about most—paying yourself. Topstep has the best payout policy that allows disciplined traders to take weekly payouts, plus you get access to 100% of your profits after accumulating 30 winning trading days!

You should always pay yourself after a few winning days but don’t forget that trading isn’t a one-and-done activity. Pay yourself while also positioning yourself for the long haul. Treat your account like a personal brokerage account, with the goal of building it as much as possible, so you are never in a situation where you can’t trade the next day.

Traders can request a payout of up to 50% of their account balance after accumulating five winning trading days per payout request. A winning trading day is counted when a day’s Net PNL is $200 or more.

Winning days are accumulated as a running total between payout requests; they do not need to be consecutive days. This means that after taking a payout, a trader must complete five additional winning trading days before being eligible for their next payout. This is required for each payout request.

Once you have accumulated 30 winning trading days in your account, you unlock access to 100% of your balance. Going forward, you can request up to 100% of your balance with each payout request. If a full 100% payout is requested, the Funded Account will be closed since the balance will be brought to the Maximum Loss Limit. Requests can then be made ANY TIME, for any amount, up to 100%!

**A trader can request up to 100% of their balance in an Express Funded Account after reaching 30 winning days for the account. Winning days do not accumulate across multiple Express Funded Accounts.

Once a trader is in a Live Funded Account, the winning trading days will be calculated from the first account that opens the Live Funded Account towards the 30 winning days.

Additional Details

  • Increased Payout Percentage: Once a trader reaches 30 non-consecutive winning days of $200 or more, they may request up to 100% of their account balance per payout moving forward in the account. These payout requests can be made at any time.
  • Voluntary Closure: A trader may request up to 100% of their account balance once they have at least 30 winning days of $200 or more in their Express Funded Account. If a trader has been transferred to the Live Funded Account, their winning days are accumulated across both accounts. If a full 100% payout is requested, the Funded Account will be closed since the account balance will be brought to the Maximum Loss Limit.
  • Transfer to Live: A trader may request a payout if they receive an offer to transfer to the Live Funded Account. The trader is eligible for a payout even if they recently took a payout and have not reached the next 5 winning days. The remaining funds are transferred to the Live Funded Account.
  • Inactivity: If an account is closed due to 30 calendar days of inactivity, the trader will receive 50% of their profits if they have at least five winning days of $200 or more. If five winning days of $200 or more have not been reached, the profits will be surrendered, and the trader will not receive a payout.

How can I Request a Payout?

You can submit a request through this form in our app.

**Your account must be verified to receive your payout. 

When a payout is requested and approved, we will remove the funds from the trader's account. Topstep will then start the process of sending the funds to your bank account. Payouts are generally dispersed to your bank account within two (2) to five (5) business days.

**International wire transfers may take longer - sometimes by 10 days or more.

The transfer times may be impacted by additional reviews or requests for information at the discretion of our Finance & Compliance Team.

Most payment providers, especially banks, do not process payments on weekends and public holidays.

More Payout FAQs can be found here.

What is the Profit Split?

Traders will receive 100% of the profits from payouts, up to $10,000. After the first $10,000 of funds have been received by the trader, the profit split will become 90/10, with the trader receiving 90% of payouts and Topstep® retaining 10% of the requested payout. The payout policy is per trader and can be across multiple Funded Accounts. You will keep 100% of your profits until your payouts across Funded Accounts cumulatively add up to $10,000. Once your cumulative payouts exceed $10,000, you will be subject to the 90/10 profit split.

Once the payout request is processed, the Maximum Loss Limit will automatically be set to $0 (the trader cannot allow the account balance to reach or go below $0 after a payout).

What Happens When I Transfer to the Live Markets?

When Topstep® determines that a trader has consistently succeeded in the Express Funded Account, you will receive an email to transfer to a Live Funded Account™. At that time, the Express Funded Account will be closed to transfer funds and open the live account.

The full balance of the Express Funded Account will be the starting balance of the subsequent Live Funded Account. You can request a payout during your transfer to live. The Live Funded Account begins with a $0 Maximum Loss Limit. The Live Funded Account follows the same payout policy as the Express Funded Account. See how multiple accounts affect the Live Funded Account.

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