What is online prop trading?

A new way for traders to gain a fully funded account
Regardless of your background or where you are in the world

  • No professional qualifications

    Most 'old school' prop firms require heavy qualifications and PhDs.

    But after COVID-19, we've seen an explosion of remote futures trading prop firms looking for someone like you:

    Independent traders ,who want to scale up existing capital, without taking on huge risks to their own savings.

  • Fraction of the cost

    An average trader loses around $10,000+ of their own money when they first start trading live.

    The most difficult thing about trading is overcoming your own mental hurdles

    When there's ANY skin in the game, the stakes are so much higher.

    Prop firm challenges offer an opportunity to practice trading under pressure in a safe, low cost environment.

  • Mitigate Risk

    Controlling and reducing risk is the name of the game when trading.

    By getting into prop trading, you're getting a business partner who will take on ALL LOSSES on your behalf.

    When you're trading for yourself, all losses have to be swallowed by you.


Minimal rules, 1 step assessment

Apex Trader Funding offers funded accounts with two simple rules:

  • Don't hit the trailing drawdown
  • Close all positions 1 minute BEFORE the market close

    Similar to Apex, but with an additional rule

    Elite Trader Funding offers funded accounts with three rules:

  • Don't hit the trailing drawdown
  • Close all positions 1 minute BEFORE the market close
  • Don't trade over the maximum positions allowed (varies with each account size)
  • Earn2Trade Assessments

    Suitable for more novice traders

    E2T have more rules than other firms.
    These rules are incredibly useful for more novice traders who are looking to improve consistency and risk control.

  • Don't hit the Daily Loss limit
  • Don't allow any single day to exceed 30% of the overall target (CONSISTENCY!!!)
  • Don't hit the max drawdown
  • Close all trades before designated times
  • Don't exceed the max position size according to the progression ladder

    One of the oldest and most reputable firms

    Topstep were pioneers in the field of online remote prop trading. They remain one of the most reputable firms in the industry. Their rules are some of the toughest around, but also suitable for entry-level prop traders looking to improve:

  • Don't hit the Daily Loss limit
  • Don't hit the max trailing drawdown*
  • Close all trades before designated times
  • Don't trade into super high risk news

  • Another thing to note is that Topstep have a 2-step evaluation process. They are the only firm who require a trader to do another round of evaluations to prove they can manage risk on a weekly level, rather than just respecting the daily loss limit.

    *Topstep's trailing drawdown ENDS when you make enough profit to cover the initial drawdown. They are unique in this way. The rest of the firms have trailing drawdowns that keeps trailling throughout the entire evaluation

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