How the Static Drawdown Evaluation Works

How to qualify

The Static drawdown evaluation has a minimum account balance that never moves. Trade a minimum of 5 days. Hit your profit target. Don't hit your mimimum account balance. Don't trade more than allowed contracts. Close all trades 1 minute before market close. Do all that and you will be assigned an Elite account within 72 hours and be on your way to earning real money.

Static Drawdown Evaluation Product Rules

Below is an explanation of Static drawdown evaluation rules.

Minimum Allowed Balance

How does the minimum allowed balance work in evaluations and Elite (qualified) accounts?

A In your evaluation AND Elite account your drawdown never moves from your minimum allowed balance.

Of special note: With the static Elite account, you can withdraw profits up to the starting balance +$100. For example with a $100K Elite, you can withdraw all profits so that the balance is $100,100. Your drawdown always remains static at $99,375.

Example: You start with an account balance of $100,000 and your max loss is $625 (minimum account balance remains $99,375). If you make a trade and close for a profit of $1,000, your minimum account balance remains static at $99,375. This means you would have to lose $1,625 to fail the evaluation.

If at any time you hit your max loss/minimum balance your evaluation account is failed. You can feel free to reset your evaluation and try again if that happens.

Static Drawdown Evaluation Example

100k Eval with $2,000 profit target and $625 max loss

Holding trades overnight

Am I allowed to hold trades overnight?

A No. You are not allowed to hold trades overnight.

All trades MUST be closed 1 minute before the close of the market. Different instruments have different market closing times. It is your responsibility to know these and close your positions before the respective market closes. Holding a position past market closing time will result in the failure of your evaluation or Elite account. Holding a position past market close in your Elite account will result in a forfeit of profits with account closure.

Example: ES traders must close all positions before 3:59pm Central Standard time on a normal market hours trading day. New trades may be opened at 5pm Central Standard time.

It is the traders responsibility to know holiday trading hours that may vary.

Minimum of 5 trading days

What is the minimum amount of trading days I need to qualify?

A You must have a minimum of 5 days traded and have reached your profit target to qualify for an elite account.

Details on trading days

What qualifies as a trading day?

A Any day you place a trade qualifies. Sunday and Monday are counted as the same trading day.

Does Sunday count as a trading day?

A No. Sunday evening and Monday are counted as the same trading day.

Is there a maximum number of days to hit my profit target?

A No, you may take as many days as you need to hit your profit target*. There is no maximum. You will continue to pay the evaluation auto-renewal price every 30 days until you either cancel the eval account (irrespective of failures) or reach the profit target to get funded.

If you have not failed your evaluation, your current profit and the remaining drawdown will carry over once your monthly renewal payment successfully processes.

*Fast track accounts are the only exception and have a maximum of 14 calendar days, or 10 trading sessions, to reach the eval profit target.

Can I trade on holidays and during news?

A Yes. Just know during these events volatility can be very low or extremely high and can wipe an account out quickly if risk management is not applied.

Maximum Account Positions

How do the maximum account positions work?

A You are not allowed to have more than the maximum allowed positions open at any time. Doing so will result in a failure of your evaluation or Elite account. Going over your max allowed positions in your Elite account will result in a forfeit of profits with account closure. 10 micros counts as 1 mini.

1 mini = 1 "position"
10 micro = 1 "position"

Example: An account with a maximum open positions of 3 minis, 30 micros or 3 small will be used for this example.

Allowed: 2 mini, 10 micro
Not Allowed: 2 mini, 20 micros (20 micros is equivalent to 2 "positions" putting this at 4 total positions. 1 more than the 3 allowed.).
Not Allowed: 3 mini, 600 micro (9 total "positions")

What contract expiration can I trade?

A You agree to trade the highest volume, most current contract for the instrument you are trading. Trading low liquidity and low volume contracts is not allowed.

I qualified. Now what?

A There is no need to email us. We will reach out to you within 72 hours for the next steps.

Please see the Elite Account rules: Click here to see the rules.