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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is The Funded Trader?

    The Funded Trader is an online demo trading evaluation firm. We give clients the ability to complete our assessment and prove their trading skills in an environment that poses no risks to them for just the price of the upfront fee paid for the evaluation. After passing the evaluation, eligible traders are allowed to receive a profit split on the profits generated in their Funded Account subject to compliance with our Terms of Use and the Customer Agreement.

    At The Funded Trader, we believe every retail trader deserves the opportunity to raise capital based on their performance and commitment to building their own business.

    The Forex League and VVS Academy founders set out to create The Funded Trader after trading and reviewing other platforms and finding that they could provide a solution that is exactly what the community needed - a community for traders, by traders.

    You can find us on Youtube and Instagram sharing our daily trading education and exemplifying our passion for this industry. Please join our community on Discord to stay up to date with the latest improvements and to help us celebrate the community that we have built together.

  • How do I get started with The Funded Trader?

    Starting out with The Funded Trader is as simple as possible. Begin by navigating to the Pricing are of our website and then select the program and account size you would like to participate in. You'll want to visit our Knowledge Center to learn the specific rules and objectives of each of our offerings before purchasing. Once you are ready, click on the Buy button at the top of your desired program's banner and enter your billing details and payment details. If you purchase using crypto, please understand that we only accept ERC20 network addresses and cannot provide technical support to members who use a different network for purchases through crypto. Within a few minutes after your purchase, you will receive your account credentials in a welcome email and will be able to access the Trading Platform as well as The Funded Trader dashboard.

  • What documents do I need in order to trade with The Funded Trader?
    Before issuing any Funded Accounts or any type of payout to the client related to successfully completing one of our programs, we require that you verify your ID and pass our KYC/AML screening. For 99% of people, this will never be an issue, and the check will take no more than 5 minutes. To learn more about the specific steps required to complete the verification process, visit this knowledge center article.
  • Are there any countries we cannot trade from?
    There are no restrictions - we welcome clients from anywhere in the world. If you are a capable trader with a strong mindset and discipline, The Funded Trader is a community for you to join regardless of geographic location.
  • How fast will I receive a Funded Trader challenge after I sign up?
    Upon receiving your confirmation of successful payment, you will receive your Trading Platform and Dashboard credentials within 5 minutes. For Coinbase Commerce payments, your order will not be confirmed until the payment is verified by the blockchain, which can take some time and depends on network congestion. Once the payment is confirmed on the blockchain, you will receive your Trading Platform and Dashboard credentials within 5 minutes. To learn more, visit our Knowledge Center article on this subject.
  • Is there an age requirement to get funded?
    Yes, the minimum age to participate in all of our programs is 18 years of age or older.
  • How many accounts can I trade at any given time?

    While we do not have limits on the number of accounts a trader can have, we do limit the total account value of all accounts held by a person to $600k.

    For clarification, during the challenge (Phase-1 and Phase-2), you are not permitted to trade more than $600k. If you trade more than $600k at any given time, then you will be refunded for all of your accounts and you will have to start over.

    For example, you can have two $200k accounts and two $100k accounts, which add up to $600k in total account value. However, you cannot then add any more accounts beyond these as the total account value would exceed our $600k total account value limit.

  • What is The Funded Trader Standard Challenge?
    The Standard Challenge consists of a two-phased evaluation process where a trader has 35 calendar days to pass the first phase and another 60 days to pass the second phase. In each phase, there are certain rules and objectives the trader must achieve and abide by in order to pass the challenge and earn a Funded Account.
    To learn everything you need to know about the Standard Challenge, including a video walkthrough, visit our Knowledge Center here.
  • What is the Rapid Challenge and what does it cost?
    The Rapid Challenge is our newest two-step evaluation program in which you can get your first payout in as little as 20 days! Traders are able to sign up for this challenge using a $50k, $100k, or $200k account. Simply choose the amount of capital you would like to manage and pass the evaluation by meeting the Trading Objectives during Phase-1 and Phase-2 of the evaluation. With the Rapid Challenge, there are no minimum trading days on your evaluation. Your first profit split is eligible after 14-days once you earn your funded account. To learn everything you need to know about the Rapid Challenge, including pricing and payouts, visit our Knowledge Center here.
  • What are The Funded Trader competitions?
    The Funded Trader competitions are a free opportunity for everyone to participate in a monthly challenge and be one of twenty winners who earn prizes. Everyone is allowed to participate in the competitions each month! To learn everything you need to know about Competitions, visit our Knowledge Center here, or you can sign up for the next Competition here.
  • Am I trading real money?
    After a client becomes a Funded Trader, he/she will be provided with a demo account with virtual funds. For the avoidance of any confusion, please keep in mind that a Funded Account is a fully simulated account with real market quotes from liquidity providers. The trading data is sent off to a partnered proprietary trading firm where trades are copied at their own discretion using aggregated orders using proprietary risk management techniques. To learn everything you need to know about a Funded Account with The Funded Trader, visit our Knowledge Center.
  • What trading instruments are available?
    We allow trading of the instruments available on your trading platform. This typically includes forex, commodities, indices, and crypto. We also document these instruments on The Funded Trader Available Instruments sheet.
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    CFTC Rule 4.41

    Hypothetical or simulated performance results have certain limitations. Unlike an actual performance record, simulated results do not represent actual trading. Also, because the trades have not actually been executed, the results may have under-or-over compensated for the impact, if any, of certain market factors, such as lack of liquidity. Simulated trading programs, in general, are also subject to the fact that they are designed with the benefit of hindsight. No representation is being made that any account will or is likely to achieve profit or losses similar to those shown. CFTC Rule 4.41

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