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3 PHASE TRADING RULES FAQ:

  • Soft breach means that we will close all trades that have violated the rule. However, you can continue trading in your Assessment or Funded account.
  • Hard breach means that you violated either the Daily Loss Limit or Max Trailing Drawdown rule. Both rules constitute a hard breach. In the event you have a hard breach, you will fail the Assessment or have your Funded account taken away.

The three step program does not have a daily loss.

Maximum drawdown is the maximum your account can drawdown before you would hard breach your account. When you open the account, your Maximum Drawdown is set at 5% of your starting balance. This 5% is static and does not trail.

In line with sound risk management practices, we require a stop loss on every trade. If you fail to place a stop loss at the time of placing the trade/order, we will close the trade. This is a only soft breach rule, so you can continue trading in your account.

We require all trades to be closed by 3:45pm EST on Friday. Any trades left open after this time will automatically be closed. Note, this is only a soft breach and you will be able to continue trading once the markets reopen.

Yes, if you do not place a trade at least once every 30 days on your account. We will consider you inactive and your account will be breached.

  • Forex – 1 lot = $100k notional
  • Index – 1 lot = 10 Contracts
  • Cryptos – 1 lot = 1 coin
  • Stocks – 1 lot = 100 shares
  • Silver – 1 lot = 5000 ounces
  • Gold – 1 lot = 100 ounces
  • Oil – 1 lot = 1000 barrels

 

3 Phase FUNDED ACCOUNTS FAQ:

Upon passing your Assessment, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access and complete your Trader Agreement and submit your AML/KYC documents. Once the agreement is completed and supporting documentation is provided, your Funded Account will be created, funded and issued to you typically within 24-48 business hours.

Once you pass the Assessment, we provide you with a live account, backed by our capital.  The capital in your Funded Account is notional and may not match the amount of capital on deposit with the Broker.  A Funded Account is notionally funded when actual funds in the account (i.e., the equity in a Funded Account represented by the amount of capital) differs from the nominal account size (i.e., the size of the Funded Account that establishes the initial account value and level of trading). Notional funds are the difference between nominal account size and actual capital in a Funded Account.

Use of notional funding does not change the trading level or that the account may trade in any manner differently than if notional funds were not used. In particular, the same conditions and rules applicable to a soft breach, hard breach, Daily Loss Limit, Max Trailing Drawdown, stop loss and position limits apply.

The rules for the Funded account are the same as your Assessment account. However, with a Funded account, there is no cap on the profits you can generate.

If you have gains in your Funded Account at the time of a hard breach, you will still receive your portion of those gains.

For example, if you have a $100,000 account and you grow that account to $110,000. Should you then have a hard breach we would close the account. Of the $10,000 in gains in your Funded Account, you would be paid your portion thereof.

Traders can request a withdrawal of the gains in their Funded Account at any time in their trader dashboard, but no more frequently than once per thirty (30) days. So, if you make gain in your Funded Account, you can request a withdrawal.  When you are ready to withdraw the gains from your Funded Account, click the Withdraw Profits button in your trader dashboard and enter the amount to withdraw. Once your withdrawal request is approved, we will pay the monies owed to you via your selected method.

Your first withdrawal can be requested at any time.  Thereafter, you can request a withdrawal of the gains in your account every 30 days. When a withdrawal is approved, we will also withdraw our share of the gains, and your max drawdown will lock in at your starting balance. The Maximum Drawdown does not reset when you request a withdrawal. Example: You have taken an account from $100,000 to $120,000. You then request a withdrawal of $16,000. In this scenario, you will receive $12,000 and we would retain $4,000. This would also take the balance of the account down to $104,000, and your Maximum Drawdown is locked in at $100,000. So, you would have $4,000 maximum you could lose on the account before it would violate the Maximum Drawdown rule. If you take a full withdrawal of the gains in your Funded Account, the Maximum Drawdown will still lock in at the starting balance and will therefore result in the forfeiting of your Funded Account, as your balance will trigger the Maximum Drawdown breach rule. 

No. We operate at an arm’s length with the Broker.  All market pricing and trade executions are provided by the Broker and are not changed or modified by us.  Additionally, we do not mark up transaction costs established by the Broker through adjusting bid-offer spreads, markups/markdowns, commission charges or swaps.

For purposes of managing risk and minimizing transaction costs, we may offset or negate market risk and act as the direct counterparty to certain trades initiated in the Account.  Such trades are executed at prices provided by the Broker.  This framework is intended to ensure you receive real market execution on your trades, while simultaneously allowing us to manage risk dynamically by routing existing positions or future orders to third parties for execution as we deem appropriate. We believe that such real market execution and dynamic risk management would not be possible or as cost-effective if trades were executed in simulated accounts.  Regardless of whether we act as counterparty to your trades, the gain or loss on your Funded Account is not calculated differently.  However, when we act as the counterparty to your trades, there is an inherent potential conflict of interest because your trades do not result in net gain or loss to us, as your trades would if we were not the direct counterparty.