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This is the Limit Up! Podcast - the place where we explore trading, trading psychology, trading life, and pretty much whatever else the wonderful world of markets has to offer.

The Limit Up! Podcast is brought to you by Topstep and hosted by Jack Pelzer and Dan Hodgman. They’ll teach you how to trade, but more importantly, how to develop the habits that make traders good.

Risk Disclosure: https://www.topstep.com/risk-disclosure/

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    • 4.9 • 60 Ratings

This is the Limit Up! Podcast - the place where we explore trading, trading psychology, trading life, and pretty much whatever else the wonderful world of markets has to offer.

The Limit Up! Podcast is brought to you by Topstep and hosted by Jack Pelzer and Dan Hodgman. They’ll teach you how to trade, but more importantly, how to develop the habits that make traders good.

Risk Disclosure: https://www.topstep.com/risk-disclosure/

Listen Notes

    What to Expect this Summer

    What to Expect this Summer

    What can traders expect this summer to hold for them? Jack and Dan talk about the annual slowing down of the markets in the summer, how retail trading’s rise could affect it and why you should always avoid trading Friday afternoons. They also discuss the new inflation numbers coming out from the Fed and the newest developments in the world of meme stocks.

    • 32 min
    What Kind of Trader are You?

    What Kind of Trader are You?

    On this week's episode Jack and Dan discuss the different types of traders and trading styles they've seen in the markets, as seen in Topstep's recent "Which Trader are You?" quiz. They break down Gunslingers, Lifestyle traders, Zen traders and Grinders — and the pros and cons of each. They also take a minute to look at AMC’s recent rise and meme stocks’ effect on the market.
    Limit Up! is a podcast brought to you by https://www.topstep.com/?utm_source=limitup_podcastandutm_medium=ctaandutm_campaign=ongoing_limitup_to_tstandutm_content=limitup_podcast (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: https://www.topstep.com/risk-disclosure/ (https://www.topstep.com/risk-disclosure/)
    https://www.topstep.com/ (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.
    If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to Limit Up! in https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/limit-up/id1314000892?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts), https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy50cmFuc2lzdG9yLmZtL2xpbWl0LXVw (Google Podcasts), https://open.spotify.com/show/4FIopulB8vDsVaGxIIRcmL?si=MMXPQWnPRcqiaKwDjSbuqQ (Spotify) or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/limit-up/id1314000892?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts). It really helps others find the show.
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    • 31 min
    How Prop Shops Evaluate Traders

    How Prop Shops Evaluate Traders

    How do prop shops judge traders? Jack and Dan talk about the metrics and strategies prop shops use to select traders and measure their risk and success. They also comment on the recent chaos in cryptocurrencies and the long-term challenges facing crypto traders.
    Limit Up! is a podcast brought to you by https://www.topstep.com/?utm_source=limitup_podcastandutm_medium=ctaandutm_campaign=ongoing_limitup_to_tstandutm_content=limitup_podcast (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: https://www.topstep.com/risk-disclosure/ (https://www.topstep.com/risk-disclosure/)
    https://www.topstep.com/ (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.
    If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to Limit Up! in https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/limit-up/id1314000892?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts), https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy50cmFuc2lzdG9yLmZtL2xpbWl0LXVw (Google Podcasts), https://open.spotify.com/show/4FIopulB8vDsVaGxIIRcmL?si=MMXPQWnPRcqiaKwDjSbuqQ (Spotify) or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/limit-up/id1314000892?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts). It really helps others find the show.
    https://www.dante32.com/ (Podcast episode production by Dante32.)

    • 32 min
    What's the Deal with Commodities

    What's the Deal with Commodities

    On today’s special edition of Limit Up! Topstep staff and former traders John Doherty, Mick Ieronimo and John Hoagland talk to new Topstep contributor Carol Jorissen. Carol talks about coming up in the commodities pits, the in and outs of the grain markets and tips for other traders looking to start trading more commodities.
    Limit Up! is a podcast brought to you by https://www.topstep.com/?utm_source=limitup_podcastandutm_medium=ctaandutm_campaign=ongoing_limitup_to_tstandutm_content=limitup_podcast (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: https://www.topstep.com/risk-disclosure/ (https://www.topstep.com/risk-disclosure/)

    https://www.topstep.com/ (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.
    If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to Limit Up! in https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/limit-up/id1314000892?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts), https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy50cmFuc2lzdG9yLmZtL2xpbWl0LXVw (Google Podcasts), https://open.spotify.com/show/4FIopulB8vDsVaGxIIRcmL?si=MMXPQWnPRcqiaKwDjSbuqQ (Spotify) or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/limit-up/id1314000892?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts). It really helps others find the show.
    https://www.dante32.com/ (Podcast episode production by Dante32.)

    • 35 min
    Keep the Numbers on Your Side

    Keep the Numbers on Your Side

    Today’s Limit Up! is all about risk and reward. How do you maintain long-term profitability in a risky business? Jack and Dan dive into the importance of looking at your trades in the bigger picture, scaling up your trading strategy, and the two factors to look at when assessing your trading plan. They also take a moment to talk about rising commodity prices, the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack, and Elon Musk’s SNL appearance.
    Limit Up! is a podcast brought to you by https://www.topstep.com/?utm_source=limitup_podcastandutm_medium=ctaandutm_campaign=ongoing_limitup_to_tstandutm_content=limitup_podcast (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: https://www.topstep.com/risk-disclosure/ (https://www.topstep.com/risk-disclosure/)
    https://www.topstep.com/ (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.
    If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to Limit Up! in https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/limit-up/id1314000892?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts), https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy50cmFuc2lzdG9yLmZtL2xpbWl0LXVw (Google Podcasts), https://open.spotify.com/show/4FIopulB8vDsVaGxIIRcmL?si=MMXPQWnPRcqiaKwDjSbuqQ (Spotify) or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/limit-up/id1314000892?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts). It really helps others find the show.
    https://www.dante32.com/ (Podcast episode production by Dante32.)

    • 32 min
    Doing Your Homework

    Doing Your Homework

    Trading isn’t just about making money moves. Research is an essential part of the process. Jack and Dan talk about doing your due diligence before a trade, how research gives you an edge, and the importance of learning the quirks of specific markets. They also discuss the pros and cons of different news and research sources and why charts should be the first and last stop when doing analysis. To end the episode, Jack and Dan take a moment to look back on the 2010 Flash Crash.
    Limit Up! is a podcast brought to you by https://www.topstep.com/?utm_source=limitup_podcastandutm_medium=ctaandutm_campaign=ongoing_limitup_to_tstandutm_content=limitup_podcast (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: https://www.topstep.com/risk-disclosure/ (https://www.topstep.com/risk-disclosure/)
    https://www.topstep.com/ (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.
    If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to Limit Up! in https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/limit-up/id1314000892?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts), https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy50cmFuc2lzdG9yLmZtL2xpbWl0LXVw (Google Podcasts), https://open.spotify.com/show/4FIopulB8vDsVaGxIIRcmL?si=MMXPQWnPRcqiaKwDjSbuqQ (Spotify) or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/limit-up/id1314000892?mt=2 (Apple Podcasts). It really helps others find the show.
    https://www.dante32.com/ (Podcast episode production by Dante32.)

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

traderguy22 ,

New Host

New host is great. Love learning from them. Really cool to hear Dan’s Dad’s story.

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Love it

Love these guys. It’s entertaining and informing. Keep it up, Topstep!

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Best trading content on the podcast store

Fantastic! I depend on this stuff regularly to keep my focus/refocus and help me become a better trader.

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