To recap, FunderPro is a new prop firm that offers up to $200K in funding. The Funded Challenge is a clean two-part evaluation with realistic profit targets and daily limits. The trader-friendly firm offers phenomenal customer support with a friendly team available all hours of the day (or night!) to answer questions and give help. Best of all, the firm gives traders unlimited time to complete the Challenge, and real money to trade with.
What’s not to like? The FunderPro Challenge is making waves in prop firm circles, and for good reason. The freedom, and more importantly, trust, that it gives traders make it a rewarding platform in both senses of the word! The profit split is generous, and funds are easy to withdraw.
The platform uses the powerful trading software MetaTrader 4 (widely considered the best in the industry) and the FunderPro customer support team is always available, making it a friendly and reliable platform to use. The Challenge fees are reasonable and there is the option to fast-track to a Funded Account. Of course, there is always room for improvement, and being new to the game, FunderPro may have some tweaks to make as it grows its trader base.
One area that could do with expansion is that of professional development. Some prop firms offer one-to-one mentorship and weekly assessment calls alongside auditing of results from an external company. FunderPro does give traders access to advanced analytics and tools to monitor and improve their results. Tutorials and mentorship programs would be a welcome addition to the platform.
Where FunderPro impresses is by being one of the first prop firms to scrap the Challenge deadline. It remains one of the sole platforms that give their traders real money to trade with instead of demo accounts and copy trading. Given the importance of trading in a pressure-free and trust-filled environment, these two features make FunderPro an excellent choice of Challenge and a welcome addition to the prop firm arena.
The chance for unlimited time to complete the challenge is truly rare in the prop firm industry and sets this platform leagues ahead of some of its competitors. There are fundamental rules (profit goals that vary according to account size, for example) but these are minimal and do not hamstring the account holders in any way.
FTMO is the latest in a burgeoning series of scouting programs. Propriety trading firms or “prop firms” put traders to the test (for a fee) through evaluations and challenges. The lucky few who pass are then funded with capital, and successful trades are split down a percentage with the broker. As scouting firms go, FTMO is an excellent all-rounder. Alongside a decent 80% payout for successful traders, FTMO equips users with webinars, workshops, and coaching.
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