TopstepX™ FAQs
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Getting Started FAQs

Trading FAQs

Getting Started FAQs

What is TopstepX?

Using over a decade of industry acumen, experience, insights, and feedback, we’ve partnered with a world-class team of accomplished traders and software developers to build a cutting-edge, proprietary trading platform purpose-built for traders like you—called TopstepX™. We are excited to be the first and only company offering this game-changing platform!

TopstepX™ is a premier, next-generation trading platform purpose-built for Futures traders who are working toward earning funding with Topstep. It’s more than a trade execution platform; it’s the Ultimate Trading Xperience™. With TopstepX™, you get access to everything Topstep has to offer in one place:

  • Trading Platform: TopstepX™ is a premium trading platform, purpose-built for those working toward earning funding with Topstep.

  • Trading Evaluation: Our Trading Combine® is always 1 Step AND 1 Rule.

  • Data: The Tilt™ is our proprietary trading indicator that shows the bias long and bias short of all Topstep traders in real-time.

  • Media: TopstepTV is built right into your trading screen—our coaches are always there to support you

  • Coaching & Education: TopstepX™ has built-in features to help you build better habits, plus direct access to our coaches on TopstepTV, and trader communities & resources

Click here to see a TopstepX platform tour from Topstep's Chief Operating Officer

TopstepX Features

With a TopstepX™ account, it’s easy to get started and trade from anywhere.

  • No Connection Instructions—sign up & trade within 30 seconds.

  • Web-based platform so you can trade on PC and Mac.

  • Dedicated mobile app for iOS & Android (coming “very” soon!)

It’s packed with Premium Features.

  • Licensed TradingView® charts, fully integrated! With all of the drawing tools, indicators, and customizations that traders love.

  • The Tilt™, our proprietary trading indicator, shows the bias long and bias short of all Topstep traders in real-time as the market moves.

  • Our own dedicated data feed, direct from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME).

It’s got those “We have your back!” features.

  • Simple 'bracket' orders with Profit and Risk targets that you can drag & drop—you will learn what it means and then how to “keep the math on your side” with these orders.

  • Simplified Product selection—always be on the front month. And we’ll make sure you don’t put on too many contracts. No getting tripped up or “fat finger”!

  • Auto-close positions at end-of-day, just in case you forget.

  • Auto-liquidate upon hitting your Profit Target—no more trading past it.

  • Integrated, live TopstepTV feed lets you stream while trading. Put it on one of your screens and let our guys keep you motivated throughout the day.

  • Live Chat Support that will connect you directly with our team. If you need anything, we are here!

  • Permitted products drop-down table with individual indicators that show if the market is open, per product

Which products can I trade on TopstepX?

TopstepX™ provides access to 18 CME Group Futures Products. The current products available to trade in TopstepX™ are:

  • E-Mini S&P 500 (ES)

  • E-Mini NASDAQ 100 (NQ)

  • E-Mini Russell 200 (RTY)

  • E-mini Natural Gas (QG)

  • Mini-DOW (YM)

  • Micro S&P 500 (MES)

  • Micro E-Mini Russell 2000 (M2K)

  • Micro Crude Oil (MCL)

  • Micro Gold (MGC)

  • Micro Silver (SIL)

  • Micro NASDAQ 100 (MNQ)

  • Micro Mini-Dow (MYM)

  • Crude Oil (CL)

  • Gold (GC)

  • Platinum (PL)

  • Silver (SI)

  • Natural Gas (NG)

  • Copper (HG)

Additional Products Coming Soon

The following products are not currently available, but they will be added to TopstepX™ soon:

  • E-mini Crude Oil (QM)

  • Nikkei NKD (NKD)

  • Wheat (ZW)

  • Corn (ZC)

Is TopstepX compatible with Mac/iOS?

TopstepX™ is currently supported on computers only. All major web browsers are supported. Mobile devices are not supported but stay tuned for updates as mobile apps are coming soon.

Can I use TopstepX on my phone or mobile device?

TopstepX™ is currently supported on computers only. All major web browsers are supported. Phones are not supported but stay tuned for updates as mobile apps are coming soon.

Can I switch my current Trading Combine to a TopstepX Trading Combine?

No, we cannot provide platform switches since TopstepX™ runs on a different data provider than our other available platforms. Those interested in trading on TopstepX™ will need to start a new Trading Combine.

Trading FAQs

What is the Topstep Tilt Indicator?

The Topstep Tilt Indicator, or The Tilt™, offers traders a visual representation of the distribution of all orders for a specific product. By displaying the balance or imbalance between buy and sell interest, traders can gain insights into market sentiment and potential price movement directions.

This intuitive tool aids in identifying trends, gauging liquidity, and making informed decisions by providing a clear picture of order flow dynamics.

For traders, it's about spotting opportunities and understanding the underlying market forces. The Tilt™ enhances their trading strategy with real-time, data-driven insights. The Tilt Indicator shows the current trading activity for all traders on TopstepX™. This information refreshes every 10 seconds. Currently, it provides the following products:

  • E-Mini S&P 500 (ES)

  • NASDAQ (NQ)

  • Crude Oil (CL)

  • Gold (GC)

Historical Data for TopstepX

TopstepX™ provides market data on its TradingView Charts that goes as far back as one year.

Product Symbols or Codes, Rollover for TopstepX

TopstepX™ automatically provides the current front month of every Futures product allowed by Topstep, so you will not need to check that you're using the correct front month when trading on the TopstepX™ platform. This means you do not need to keep track of contract months or volume when rollover occurs.

Is Level 1 or 2 Data provided with TopstepX?

Just like all available platforms, Level 1 Data is free and included with TopstepX™. You can add Level 2 Data for $39. You can learn more about the differences between Level 1 & Level 2 Data and step-by-step instructions on how to upgrade to Level 2 data in the Level 1 & Level 2 Market Data article.

How do holidays impact trading in TopstepX?

All Topstep traders follow the same CME holiday market schedule. The holiday hours can be found here, and please make sure you’re on our email list because we send reminders before all holidays.

Can I trade Micros in TopstepX?

Yes, you can trade select Micros in TopstepX™. Currently, the following Micros are available to trade in TopstepX™.

  • Micro NASDAQ 100 (MNQ)

  • Micro S&P 500 (MES)

  • Micro E-Mini Russell 2000 (M2K)

  • Micro Crude Oil (MCL)

  • Micro Gold (MGC)

  • Micro Mini-Dow (MYM)

  • Micro Silver (SIL)

Can I customize Indicators in TopstepX?

No, you cannot currently create custom indicators in TopstepX™. TopstepX™ offers all of the standard indicators included with TradingView charts, but it does not have the ability to create custom indicators yet.

Is bot trading allowed in TopstepX?

Bots and algorithmic trading is not currently supported. We will be adding more features in the future, and your voice will help shape TopstepX™, so please feel free to submit any feedback you have here: TopstepX Trader Feedback

Are there Practice Accounts on TopstepX?

Yes, TopstepX has Practice Accounts. Learn more about Practice Accounts here.

Are commissions automatically calculated in TopstepX?

TopstepX™ offers commission-free trading. However, NFA + Clearing fees are deducted from each trade. This is indicated on the Trades tab within TopstepX.

Does TopstepX have a Trade Copier?

Yes, TopstepX has a Trade Copier! Click here for all the details, including how to get started.

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