No, at no time is your capital at risk, and you are not liable for any losses made whilst trading with Funded Trading Plus
We have KYC (Know Your Customer) identity checks for all of our customers. This is required for the prevention of crime. If you have completed KYC for us previously, you do not need to do so again.
The identity checks only take a couple of minutes and are easy to complete. The checks will recognise documents and photo ID from over 200 countries.
We need all customers to complete KYC before we can process any withdrawals or sign any contracts, so doing it upon account creation will prevent delays on receiving your funded account and withdrawals will be processed faster. Please ensure you complete your KYC within 3 days or your account will be paused until completed.
If you cannot complete KYC automatically, please contact us via support ticket and we can do this manually.
There are no monthly fees with this program. The program fee is a one off charge.
Yes. All customers across all phases of all programs will be placed into simulated-live conditions, through our fully regulated broker, Eightcap. You cannot withdraw profits on the assessment phase.
You can take as long as required to pass the evaluation, but to keep an account active, you will need to place at least one trade on the account every 30 days.
Our platform allows both long and short positions on the same market at the same time. You cannot take the opposite positions on more than one account (this is the case on an evalution or live account). Doing this is considered cheating and the account will be closed with no refund. An example of opposite positions would be trading GOLD long on one account and then GOLD short on another account. This is also known as ‘grid trading’.
Please see this page to understand how drawdown works on our programs: https://www.fundedtradingplus.com/relative-drawdown/
We have an extensive range of Forex, Index markets, commodities and numerous cryptocurrencies you can trade.
Please see a full list here: https://www.fundedtradingplus.com/available-markets/
Yes, it is possible. We have to breach and close the first account and then open a new account. We do however have costs attached for doing so as we get charged by our broker per trading account creation. The fee you have paid so far only covers the first account and not the second one. By paying the broker in this way, we are able to have the best trading spreads in the market. If you wish to change your program platform, you can only do this if you have not started the program and taken any trades.
The cost for changing the account is $25. If you would like us to go ahead and change your account, please let us know via a support ticket. You can pay for the change here: https://www.fundedtradingplus.com/checkout/?add-to-cart=4992
NOTE: THE OLD ACCOUNT WILL NOT BE USABLE.
In your Trading Platform click view – click symbols
Symbols box pops up – click Index and Crypto
Click on the symbols (markets) you want active – then click show
This video also explains: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCOF5P5WBEQ
Markets now appear in the market watch panel.
Some of the US markets available:
S&P500 is the SPX500.p
Nasdaq is the NDX100.p
Russell is the US2000.p
Dow Jones Industrial Average is the US30.p
We have negotiated the most competitive rates from our broker available. Trading costs are minimal and the most competitive in the prop trading arena.
There are NO data fees that the trader needs to pay.
Standard trading platform:
Forex Markets are RAW and all other markets are Standard.
On TradingView all markets are Standard and not RAW.
Our liquidity provider is EightCap. The markets you have available to you via Funded Trading Plus is an Eightcap RAW account. For more information on commissions and spreads on RAW accounts with Eightcap, see here: https://www.eightcap.com/en/trading/trading-conditions/spreads/
Please note: Swaps are fees you pay for holding overnight for a week-long period. You can see the details for each market on the platform. We do not markup spreads, swaps or commissions on top of Eightcaps default fees.
Copy trading one of your own accounts across to one of our FT+ accounts is allowed. You cannot copy to multiple FT+ accounts. Please bear in mind that we do not fund more than one account that is trading the same strategy. We define use of the same strategy as an account that takes the same trades on the same market at very similar times.
Our business is modelled around finding great traders for us to fund. Our job then becomes to identify the source trader and look to fund them. We will not fund people who have copied trades another trader.
Please see: https://www.fundedtradingplus.com/withdrawals
We offer Deel and Cryptocurrency for withdrawals. In addition, we also use Deel for contracts which has its own unique payout methods for withdrawals, including bank transfer.
Traders may pre-register with Deel as a contractor before passing the evaluation here: https://app.letsdeel.com/signup
We refund fees on the Experienced Trader and Advanced Trader Programs once traders reach 10% profit on their live account upon request
Fees are not refundable on The Master Trader Program.
Due to the international sanctions regimes currently in place we are unable to do business with traders from the following countries:
(2) North Korea;
(4) Islamic Republic of Iran; and
If you are a trader operating in one of the prohibited countries listed then please do not place any orders with us, as we cannot guarantee that any purchases will be able to be refunded, nor can we guarantee that any funds generated as a result of your successful trading could be passed on to you.
We understand that this may be disappointing, and we keep this situation under regular review.
You can take as long as required to pass the evaluation, but to keep an account active, you will need to place at least one trade on the account every 30 days.
Yes. You can trade any strategy or style of trading you would like. You can also trade with EAs, Algos or Bots. Please be mindful of the program rules and limits when selecting strategies and EAs. We do not allow abusive trading such as arbitrage, grid trading or other forms of cheating.
We offer world leading trading platforms, during both the evaluation and on our live accounts. We use Eightcap as our broker. They offer the tightest spreads on the widest range of markets. Eightcap also has all of the major global regulatory licences, so we are satisfied that our capital is secure.
We only use a fully regulated and insured broker and the money is therefore guaranteed to be available to be paid out to our successful traders.
We want consistent traders because together, we can profit for mutual benefit. This is the reason why we are very selective over the broker/s and liquidity providers that we work with. We know that our selection/s will pay out when you make a profit as they have global regulation. From our perspective, it is in our best interest to ensure you get your profits as this means you will continue to trade with us and ultimately that benefits us both long term.
Drawdown on funded accounts works in exactly the same way as it does on the evaluation programs.
The initial % drawdown allowance of a Funded Account is the same as the evaluation account you choose.
If the account is in profit you may withdraw at anytime. You can make up to one withdrawal request a week. The profit you withdraw will be split 80% to you and 20% to Funded Trading Plus.
Most traders on live Funded Accounts will usually aim to keep a drawdown buffer of at least 10% in the account. The drawdown level ignores withdrawals and is calculated from the balance of the account as if no withdrawals have been made.
Your drawdown allowance moves up with account profit above the starting balance level until it meets the starting balance level. And this is where it then remains no matter how much profit you then make.
On a live Advanced Trader Account, once you have reached 10% profit, the drawdown no longer trails and the total account size becomes your lowest point of drawdown. This means if you are on a $100,000 account and you achieve $111,000 you would now have a total drawdown allowance of 11%. In this example, your account can not go below $100,000 once $110,000 is achieved. Please be aware that when you come to withdraw your profits, you should leave a sensible amount in your account to cover any drawdown you might expect. This is because your account cannot fall below the total allocated to you (in this example that would be $100,000).
80% and then 90%.
We operate a 80/20 split, with 80% of profits going to you and 20% going to us. Once users have achieved a 20% profit target on their Real Account, all profits over this amount can be changed to a 90/10 split (90% going to you and 10% going to us) upon request.
Balance in account = $115,000.
Total Drawdown Limit = $15,000.
Trader withdraws $6000. Trader gets $4800 (80%).
Account size is now $109,000.
$109,000 – $100,000 = $9000.
Trader has a $9000 total drawdown allowance or 9%.
Balance in account = $110,000.
Total Drawdown Limit = $10,000.
Trader withdraws $10,000. Trader gets $8000 (80%).
Account size is now $100,000
$100,000 – $100,000 = $0.
Trader has no drawdown, the account is automatically closed.
Initially the profit split is 80/20. Once traders achieve 20% profit, they can request a 90/10 profit split moving forward.
No, Neither NinjaTrader nor Tradestation are connected to our platform.
If you want to make your trading decisions on NinjaTrader or Tradestation you can continue to do so and you can execute the trades on our existing platforms. Many professional traders prefer to execute trades on a different platform from their analysis.
Our traders also do not need to pay the high exchange connection fees associated with trading on NinjaTrader and Tradestation.
Please see this article on CFDs Vs Futures https://www.fundedtradingplus.com/cfds-vs-futures-why-cfds-are-better-for-prop-trading/
You can join our Discord community here: https://discord.gg/k8735qP8Wj
The unedited customer satisfaction survey is published here: https://www.fundedtradingplus.com/funded-trading-plus-review/
You can have any number of evaluation accounts that you wish. We will however only fund 2 live accounts at a time. We will only merge live accounts if the accounts are both untraded. The maximum merged account can be $200,000 as that is our highest value program currently.
You cannot trade the same markets at the same time on more than one account, this is a breach of our Terms and Conditions. Our maximum (AUM) is $400,000, which means a maximum of two separate $200,000 live accounts. In addition to this, the max AUM per program is $200,000, meaning one $200,000 Experienced account, and one $200,000 Advanced account, not $400,000 initial funding on one program.
We will only fund a maximum of two live accounts at a time.
If you fail an evaluation you will be offered the opportunity to reset at a discounted price. Prices for programs and resets are subject to regular assessment and may change.
This video playlist will help you set-up and start to use trading platforms quickly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POFOu2c2GxI&list=PLLqEEHKbLX-IONvz0HDWk6lzROS6MPsDB
A swap-free trading account is a trading account where swaps (overnight commissions) are not charged. As these charges are considered as lending by some, brokers do sometimes remove the swaps and instead charge an admin fee instead. The end result for the broker is the same and for the trader, it’s usually more expensive.
All our Funded Trading Accounts are owned by us. Traders never own the funded account they just get access to trade it as a contractor employee. Any commission fees shown on the account are borrowing or lending being done by Funded Trading Plus, not the trader. The commissions are used in our calculations of the success of the trader.
Until the profit target is reached, max drawdown is relative to the account high watermark measured in closed balance. Please see this page: https://www.fundedtradingplus.com/drawdown-information/
Funded traders will be classified as independent contractors. As a UK company, we are not linked to the IRS in the US, and we are under no obligation to provide them with information on the earnings of US-based contractors. We will give you a contractor service agreement, and you will invoice us. It will then be up to you how you report your earnings in the states. This is the way we have been working with US contractors, if you think this wrong, please let us know – we are happy to investigate.
Funded traders will be classified as independent contractors. We will give you a contractor service agreement, and you will invoice us. It will then be up to you to report your earnings to HMRC.
Funded traders will be classified as independent contractors. We will give you a contractor service agreement, and you will invoice us. It will then be up to you to report your earnings to your relevant tax authorities.
All funded traders work as contractors for Funded Trading Plus. You will be asked to sign a service agreement before the funded trading account is allocated.
We do not permit copy trading of any kind across accounts.
This also includes having the same positions on the same market in the same direction open at the same time across more than one account. So for example if you were to open a trade on Gold at 10.30am and closed at 11.30am, you would not be able to open a position on gold on another account during that time.
Please keep this is mind when trading multiple accounts. So if the accounts are flagged for copy trading, profit may be nullified based on our T&C’s
You can find a copy of our terms and conditions here. https://www.fundedtradingplus.com/terms-conditions/
No. When you become a Funded Trader we will need to be able to pay into your bank account as you are entering a contract with us. For legal reasons it’s not possible for us to pay into a bank if the name on the bank account does not match the name on the trading account, contract and identity documents.
It is legal for US citizens to trade our funded trading markets. Funded trading activities are not regulated by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
US citizens are banned from opening CFD trading accounts using their own money and brokers in the US are not allowed to directly offer CFD accounts to US citizens. Funded Trading Plus (FT+) does not offer US citizens the opportunity to open and fund CFD accounts themselves as this would be against the regulations.
FT+ is a UK company that sells the opportunity to pass a trading test – our Evaluation and Advanced Trader Programs. This test is on a trading platform, that is connected to CFD markets. The trader is not investing their own money in trading the CFD markets. They do not open a CFD account. US citizens therefore can buy the opportunity to pass the trading tests and no SEC regulations are broken.
When traders pass the test they are given access to a Funded Trading Plus trading account that has access to CFD markets. The account is owned by FT+ and not the trader. The trader acts as a contractor for FT+ and is paid according to the profits made. The funded trader does not open or trade a CFD account that they own or have invested their own money in.
In both cases, the evaluation trader and the funded trader never have their own money invested in the CFD markets. These traders are not subject to regulation by the SEC.
The client-to-broker relationship on the funded trading accounts exists between FT+ and the broker. The regulation of the broker is important to us as it is our money invested in the broker trading accounts. The investor is the company FTP London Ltd and the broker is Eightcap. The relationship between FTP London Ltd and Eightcap is under Global regulation.
You can have any number of evaluation accounts that you wish. We will however only fund 2 live accounts at a time. We will only merge live accounts if the accounts are both untraded. The maximum merged account can be $200,000 as that is our highest value program currently. You cannot trade the same markets at the same time on more than one account, this is a breach of our Terms and Conditions. Our maximum (AUM) is $400,000, which means a maximum of two separate $200,000 live accounts. We will only fund two live accounts at a time.
Risk Management Assessment
All traders who reach the profit target of their evaluation will have their trades assessed by our risk management team before a funded traded account is approved. If the risk management team sees evidence of trading that is deemed to not follow proper trade risk management we reserve the right to not give the trader a funded account.
A trader who looks to take a limited number of trades at maximum leverage and finds that these trades hit the profit target will not have shown us sufficient evidence of proper risk management.
A trade is not necessarily defined by a single trade execution on our trading platform. A trade may also be multiple executions or similar entries on the same market and held at the same time.
In normal circumstances the trader will be given the benefit of the doubt. We have found however that there are people who are prepared to accept the loss of their fee and take extreme over-leveraged trades to pass their evaluation phase/s in hours or days. Putting these people in the real market with real money would result in significant losses to our capital. This would reduce our ability to continue to provide our great traders with funding.
We have released an update to the demo server. We did this to emulate the same live market conditions that you would experience in a live funded account with us. We were finding that a number of traders who passed the tests couldn’t actually trade in the same way in the real market. Demo servers behave differently to real market servers, as they will give instant executions regardless of market conditions, volatility, and available liquidity, as they are not having to route and fill actual orders in the real market.
As you know, we’re different from many other firms, we put our funded traders in the real live market. There is no value to us or the trader if the trades are not executable in real live market conditions. We have also noticed a number of toxic traders who were taking advantage of generous demo conditions to establish a risk-free position – this is a form of arbitrage.
As you may know, we review every passed account. There are obvious red flags that indicate if a person is using toxic methods such as arbitrage. In this case, we will perform an in-depth review of the trades taken. If we identify that a trader is using toxic methods of trading such as but not limited to “arbitrage”, they may be banned and not given a live funded account. Toxic trading identification is standard practice across all CFD brokers and Funded Trading providers throughout the world.
Whilst we accept EAs as part of trading, please make sure that EAs used do not trade based on the above methods, or it could result in account bans without refund or withdrawals. You must be prepared to submit your EA for approval in order to receive a funded account.
This update will result in some slippage for some clients. This is a normal part of trading and slippage on real accounts occurs depending on the availability of liquidity at the entry/exit price. In normal live trading conditions, slippage works both ways and usually makes little difference to a trader’s trade record. Slippage can be a big problem for traders who are over-leveraged and looking to pass with as few trades as possible. This type of trading does not translate to the real market.
The overwhelming majority of traders do not abuse our trading platform when undertaking our funded trading programs, so this notice will not affect them.
We have two simple rules, and we want to keep it that way. Unlike other firms, we’ve not implemented minimum trade times or minimum trading days. Policies like this allow us to keep the program’s rules as simple and fair to you as possible.
Funded Trading Plus is looking to find and work in partnership with real traders who want to be put in the real market to earn real money.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us on [email protected].