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Our mission at HowToTrade

We believe successful trading is more about who you are as opposed to what you know.

Successful traders come from all walks of life yet share one thing in common: emotional intelligence. Trading the markets demands composure, curiosity and accountability.

Talented traders are unemotional and fine-tuned with ever-changing conditions. It’s no coincidence that trading results vary dramatically across a group of traders deploying the same strategy.

Our mission is to nurture aspiring traders and discover those who have the talent required. Pass our trading objectives and you'll keep 70% of all the profits made on our real capital.

Continue to trade like an expert and we'll allocate up to $2.5m.

Let's see if you've got what it takes.

What could you be earning with real capital?

Your opportunity is limitless when trading real money in the markets. Start with $50,000 USD of our capital and scale up your funding.

Capital allocated
Monthly trading gain $500
Your monthly profit split $350 USD*

*withdraw profits twice monthly

Your journey with HowToTrade starts here

3 simple steps to start trading with our capital

1

Pass our evaluation

Start your evaluation and prove your talent in a demo account.

2

Complete verification

We verify your account & trading approach.

3

Get funded

Get our real capital to trade real markets and profit from.

Unlimited profit

You keep 70% of any profit. Withdraw twice monthly. We'll cover any losses.

Your trading objectives to trade our real capital

Our trading objectives come from our mission to find talented traders. Unlike most, we'll give you up to 180 trading days to see if you've got what it takes. Our fair objectives give you the flexibility to trade at your own pace and in your own style. The rest is down to you.

Trading Objectives
Starting capital: $50,000

Trading window 180 days

This is the time we allocate for you to find and execute all your trades. The time starts from when you execute your first trade.

Minimum trading days 30 days

This objective allows us to assess how you’re able to find new opportunities in the market each day. We qualify and count a trading day when you execute 1 or more trades in a given day. They do not have to be consecutive trading days.

Max daily loss 5 %

You must not lose more than a pre-defined amount of the available balance in any given trading day. E.g. On a $50,000 balance, losing $2,500 would be 5% loss.

Max drawdown 10 %

Drawdown is a measurment of how far your balance has declined, consecutively, from the last recorded highest amount. E.g. on a $50,000 balance, losing $5,000 would be a 10% drawdown. You must not exceed this amount.

Profit target 10 %

You must achieve at least a 10% gain. On a $50,000 balance, this would be at least a $5,000 profit. Any open negative positions will be used in the gain calculation.

Average duration of trades > 3 mins.

On average, your trade duration - from open to close time - should not be less than the amount we’ve defined.

Realised Trading Opportunities 100

Your realised trades allow us to determine if you have an edge or if your results are a “random walk”. Said another way, have you got something or have you fluked it! We’ve therefore stated a minimum number of realised trades required for us to make this assessment.

Long short ratio < 85 %

We want to see if you can make money when the market is moving up and down.. Your trading history should not be comprised of more than 85% long. Conversely your trading history cannot be comprised of more than 85% short.

Pip expectancy > 2

We want to see how many pips your strategy makes net after commissions, spreads and all realised trades. The formula we use is: E(R) = (PP x APW) – (PN x APL). Where: E(R): Expected Return, PP: Probability of (+) trade, APW: Average Pip Win, PN: Probability of (-) trade and APL: Average Pip Loss. For example, Example:(0.75 x 15) – (0.25 x 25) = 5 pip expectancy (E(R)). In this example, 75% of the time your average win is 15 pips and 25% your average loss is 25 pips.

Trading window

This is the time we allocate for you to find and execute all your trades. The time starts from when you execute your first trade.

Evaluation : 180 days

Minimum trading days

This objective allows us to assess how you’re able to find new opportunities in the market each day. We qualify and count a trading day when you execute 1 or more trades in a given day. They do not have to be consecutive trading days.

Evaluation : 30 days

Max daily loss

You must not lose more than a pre-defined amount of the available balance in any given trading day. E.g. On a $50,000 balance, losing $2,500 would be 5% loss.

Evaluation : 5 %

Max drawdown

Drawdown is a measurment of how far your balance has declined, consecutively, from the last recorded highest amount. E.g. on a $50,000 balance, losing $5,000 would be a 10% drawdown. You must not exceed this amount.

Evaluation : 10 %

Profit target

You must achieve at least a 10% gain. On a $50,000 balance, this would be at least a $5,000 profit. Any open negative positions will be used in the gain calculation.

Evaluation : 10 %

Average duration of trades

On average, your trade duration - from open to close time - should not be less than the amount we’ve defined.

Evaluation : > 3 mins.

Realised Trading Opportunities

Your realised trades allow us to determine if you have an edge or if your results are a “random walk”. Said another way, have you got something or have you fluked it! We’ve therefore stated a minimum number of realised trades required for us to make this assessment.

Evaluation : 100

Long short ratio

We want to see if you can make money when the market is moving up and down.. Your trading history should not be comprised of more than 85% long. Conversely your trading history cannot be comprised of more than 85% short.

Evaluation : < 85 %

Pip expectancy

We want to see how many pips your strategy makes net after commissions, spreads and all realised trades. The formula we use is: E(R) = (PP x APW) – (PN x APL). Where: E(R): Expected Return, PP: Probability of (+) trade, APW: Average Pip Win, PN: Probability of (-) trade and APL: Average Pip Loss. For example, Example:(0.75 x 15) – (0.25 x 25) = 5 pip expectancy (E(R)). In this example, 75% of the time your average win is 15 pips and 25% your average loss is 25 pips.

Evaluation : > 2

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  • Pass your evaluation and get a real $50,000 trading account. Scale up to $2.5M. Keep 70% of profits.
  • 6-month trading room access. Unlock trading tools, economic data & news. Grow with aspiring traders.
  • Daily live trading streams led by experts around the clock. Market open and close reports everyday.
  • Premium academy courses in on-demand bitesized chunks. Gain technical insights to grow your trading confidence.
  • If you receive our capital, you'll have monthly coaching calls with one of our trading experts to keep you focused.

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Flourish in an optimised environment

HowToTrade is much (much) more than just a prop firm.

  • Prop dashboard

    Get clarity on your trading performance. View all of your trading statistics in real-time. Log every trade and measure your progress.

  • Live streams

    Never feel confused whilst trading again. Watch daily live streams hosted by our Market Analysts. Ask them questions in real-time.

  • Academy courses

    Hone your skills with our on-demand video lessons. Learn the very basics all the way up to the most advanced trading skills.

  • Community

    Never trade alone again. Live chat with our community of thousands of like-minded traders. Get help when you need it.

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Dreams don't work unless you do

Meet some of our funded traders

  • Yun Soo Choi

    Yun Soo Choi, California

    $50K Funding

    About: I'm a courier by day, trader by night. I'm 29 years old. I have always been a competitive gamer, played at top ranks in various games. Now I see trading as a game that is the most challenging and exciting at the same time. I want to get to the 'top rank' in the trading game as a retail trader.

    Market: Fx, Stocks

    Trader type: Day Trader

    Experience: 6 months experience

    Background: Delivery Driver

  • Sharat Bhat

    Sharat Bhat, India

    $50K Funding

    About: I am Finance Controller for an Indian Startup. I am 32 years old. My trading stems from my keenness to Invest and explore the power of compounding. Watching Soccer and Cricket are my hobbies. I have always been a keen learner and now I am learning trading and it is already helping me grow my revenue and hopefully help me become financially independent.

    Market: FX, Indices, Indian Stocks

    Trader type: Day Trader

    Experience: 3 years experience

    Background: CPA, Finance Controller

  • Mark

    Mark, USA

    $50K Funding

    About: My name is Mark and I am very new to trading as I have been trading for around only 3 months. Born and raised in Orlando, USA and I did my bachelors degree in electronics engineering. I picked up forex out of curiosity by reading a book about it and that is how my journey started. I opened a demo account and with my first trade I was $330 in profit and I thought I can do this.

    Market: Fx, Commodities

    Trader type: Swing Trader

    Experience: 3 months experience

    Background: Engineer

  • Alexander

    Alexander, Romania

    $300K Funding

    About: I grew up with immigrant parents and had to work really hard. I always looked for opportunities to have a steady income. 2 years ago during the pandemic I got introduced to trading by my business mentor and I really saw the opportunity by developing the skill to make money in a way I never thought possible and that is how I fell in love with it.

    Market: Fx, Stocks

    Trader type: Algorithmic Trader

    Experience: 2 years experience

    Background: Artist

  • Stacey

    Stacey, USA

    $50K Funding

    About: My name is Stacey born and raised in Florida, I live with my husband and my two kids. My husband used to buy crypto and sell it for a profit which gave me the idea to look into forex and I realized it fitted with my personality. I work as a receptionist for a hotel but the more I get into trading the more I think about becoming a stay at home mum and trading for a living.

    Market: Fx, Bonds

    Trader type: Swing Trader

    Experience: 2 months experience

    Background: Receptionist

  • Nahashon

    Nahashon, Germany

    $175K Funding

    About: I have been trading for 5 months. When my daughter was born I decided I needed something that would hopefully give us more freedom, allow us to travel and spend more time with her. I initially got misled by the ‘get rich quick schemes’ and then very quickly realized that is simply not possible. I then found an online course about forex and stocks and it changed my life.

    Market: Stocks, Commodities

    Trader type: Day Trader

    Experience: 5 months experience

    Background: Entrepreneur

  • Alejandro

    Alejandro, Argentina

    $250K Funding

    About: My name is Ale. I am 36 years old and I live in Rosario, Argentina. I was originally born in Canada but lived most of my life in Argentina. I absolutely hated my job as a surveyor as it took most of my time and I felt there were other things that I could pursue. I wanted to do something different and learn something new. Recently I quit my job and I am now a full time trader.

    Market: Fx, Commodities

    Trader type: Algorithmic Trader

    Experience: 1 year experience

    Background: Surveyor

  • Luci

    Luci, France

    $350K Funding

    About: I’ve always had an interest in finding something extra to do. My job as a graphic designer is pretty standard and I wanted to have extra income on the side. That is the kind of person I am. I need to be one step ahead and coming from parents that were not so financially set, I took the initiative for myself and be financially stable. This is how I officially started trading early in 2018.

    Market: Stocks, Commodities

    Trader type: Day Trader

    Experience: 4 years experience

    Background: Graphic Designer

Dreams don't work unless you do

Meet some of our funded traders

  • Yun Soo Choi
  • Sharat Bhat
  • Mark
  • Alexander
  • Stacey
  • Nahashon
  • Alejandro
  • Luci
  • Yun Soo Choi
  • Sharat Bhat
  • Mark
  • Alexander
  • Stacey
  • Nahashon
  • Alejandro
  • Luci

Yun Soo Choi, California

$50K Funding

About: I'm a courier by day, trader by night. I'm 29 years old. I have always been a competitive gamer, played at top ranks in various games. Now I see trading as a game that is the most challenging and exciting at the same time. I want to get to the 'top rank' in the trading game as a retail trader.

Market: Fx, Stocks

Trader type: Day Trader

Experience: 6 months experience

Background: Delivery Driver

Sharat Bhat, India

$50K Funding

About: I am Finance Controller for an Indian Startup. I am 32 years old. My trading stems from my keenness to Invest and explore the power of compounding. Watching Soccer and Cricket are my hobbies. I have always been a keen learner and now I am learning trading and it is already helping me grow my revenue and hopefully help me become financially independent.

Market: FX, Indices, Indian Stocks

Trader type: Day Trader

Experience: 3 years experience

Background: CPA, Finance Controller

Mark, USA

$50K Funding

About: My name is Mark and I am very new to trading as I have been trading for around only 3 months. Born and raised in Orlando, USA and I did my bachelors degree in electronics engineering. I picked up forex out of curiosity by reading a book about it and that is how my journey started. I opened a demo account and with my first trade I was $330 in profit and I thought I can do this.

Market: Fx, Commodities

Trader type: Swing Trader

Experience: 3 months experience

Background: Engineer

Alexander, Romania

$300K Funding

About: I grew up with immigrant parents and had to work really hard. I always looked for opportunities to have a steady income. 2 years ago during the pandemic I got introduced to trading by my business mentor and I really saw the opportunity by developing the skill to make money in a way I never thought possible and that is how I fell in love with it.

Market: Fx, Stocks

Trader type: Algorithmic Trader

Experience: 2 years experience

Background: Artist

Stacey, USA

$50K Funding

About: My name is Stacey born and raised in Florida, I live with my husband and my two kids. My husband used to buy crypto and sell it for a profit which gave me the idea to look into forex and I realized it fitted with my personality. I work as a receptionist for a hotel but the more I get into trading the more I think about becoming a stay at home mum and trading for a living.

Market: Fx, Bonds

Trader type: Swing Trader

Experience: 2 months experience

Background: Receptionist

Nahashon, Germany

$175K Funding

About: I have been trading for 5 months. When my daughter was born I decided I needed something that would hopefully give us more freedom, allow us to travel and spend more time with her. I initially got misled by the ‘get rich quick schemes’ and then very quickly realized that is simply not possible. I then found an online course about forex and stocks and it changed my life.

Market: Stocks, Commodities

Trader type: Day Trader

Experience: 5 months experience

Background: Entrepreneur

Alejandro, Argentina

$250K Funding

About: My name is Ale. I am 36 years old and I live in Rosario, Argentina. I was originally born in Canada but lived most of my life in Argentina. I absolutely hated my job as a surveyor as it took most of my time and I felt there were other things that I could pursue. I wanted to do something different and learn something new. Recently I quit my job and I am now a full time trader.

Market: Fx, Commodities

Trader type: Algorithmic Trader

Experience: 1 year experience

Background: Surveyor

Luci, France

$350K Funding

About: I’ve always had an interest in finding something extra to do. My job as a graphic designer is pretty standard and I wanted to have extra income on the side. That is the kind of person I am. I need to be one step ahead and coming from parents that were not so financially set, I took the initiative for myself and be financially stable. This is how I officially started trading early in 2018.

Market: Stocks, Commodities

Trader type: Day Trader

Experience: 4 years experience

Background: Graphic Designer

FAQs

Take a look at frequently asked questions below.

If your question isn't answered here you can read all of our FAQs. If you still need help, contact us through our 24/7 live chat support.

Which markets can be traded on the HowToTrade prop evaluation?

There's lots you can trade during your prop trading evaluation with HowToTrade. You can trade Forex majors, minors and exotics. Also, Indices, CFD Shares, Commodities and digital currencies.

What’s the profit split on HowToTrade’s prop funding program?

Once you pass the evaluation stage, your funding will be allocated. Funding starts at $50,000 USD up to $2.5M USD. You will receive 70% of any profits. Of course, further terms and conditions apply. Learn more about prop trading in our proprietary trading content hub.

What do you mean by HowToTrade gives real capital?

Most prop firms do not give you real funds to trade with. The profits you get are from other people’s subscription fees. At HowToTrade we feel this isn’t in the best interest of traders. We will give you real funds to trade with and any profits you make come from the market, not from other customer’s fees.

Can I trade EAs/Robots with HowToTrade’s proprietary trading firm?

Yes. You can trade using your own built EA or robot. The risk desk, before allocating funding, will use their discretion to ascertain whether the automated trading methods you have applied are fair and reasonable.

How often can I withdraw my HowToTrade prop trading profits?

You can withdraw any profits twice per month into your preferred payment method.

What is HowToTrade’s criteria for passing the prop evaluation?

HowToTrade’s prop criteria is fair. It’s designed to be realistic and transparent. You can find out more about our criteria here. It is subject to change based on our risk desk recommendations.

What is HowToTrade?

HowToTrade is the only Academy to Career Trader Program. Our mission is simple - find talented traders and back them with our real capital.

We nourish traders inside our trading room. Inside HowToTrade’s trading room our team of market analysts will show traders of all levels the correct path to becoming a full-time, funded career trader.

Inside our Trading Room we have hundreds of hours of educational courses which cover the very basics all the way up to the most technical knowledge. Every day (Monday - Friday) there are up to 6 live streams per day, which will help you read and understand the markets. When you’re ready, you have the option to pass our evaluation and secure up to $2.5M of our capital to trade and profit with.

Who is HowToTrade for?

You. If you have always wanted to learn how to trade as a career trader, or maybe you’re already trading but you’d like to improve your performance, then we’re exactly what you’ve been looking for. We are looking for talented traders to give our capital to as we know most retail traders will unlikely become a full-time career funded trader without significant capital to trade with.

Which countries can we accept funded traders from?

We can accept traders from any country in the world in our funded trading program.

What’s included in the free plan?

On our free plan, you will have access to:

  • 1 daily live stream with an expert market analyst
  • 10 academy videos to watch
  • Access to our analysis tools and much more

How do I contact you?

If you’d like to contact the team, you can reach us 24/7 on the live chat in the bottom right corner of this website. You can also email us at [email protected] and we’ll get back to you within 72 hours.

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