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  • Are there any countries restricted from purchasing a challenge?

    • Cuba
    • Iran
    • Iraq
    • Myanmar
    • North Korea
    • Russia
    • Somalia
    • Syria
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Vietnam
    • Yemen
  • What Is the Legal Connection Between a Trader and Arctic Funding During the Management of a Challenge Account?

    • The contractual bond between a trader and our affiliated proprietary firm is established through a Contract Agreement, which will be provided to you upon the successful completion of the Challenge and Verification stages. This agreement, known as the Arctic Funding Account Agreement, is legally binding.
  • How Does Trading in Our Accounts Ensure Compliance With Real Market Functioning?

    • In our Terms and Conditions, it is stated that all transactions made within trading accounts of our proprietary firm must not interfere with the functioning of the real market.
  • What FX Capital Am I Trading at Arctic Funding?

    • You will trade with the same account balance that you traded in the Simulated Arctic Funding Challenge. If you traded with $200,000 capital in the Challenge, you would also manage $200,000 in the Simulated Funded account stage to avoid any confusion.
    • Please note that all funded trading accounts we provide to our traders are demo accounts with virtual funds. After a client becomes a funded trader, he/she is provided with login credentials for a demo account.
    • Clients are entitled to up to 100% of simulated profits generated on the Simulated Arctic Funding Account. This solution is much more administratively easier and gives us more freedom to manage risk actively.
    • If you wish to trade with a higher account balance, you can simply apply for another Challenge and trade more accounts. Each Challenge needs to be traded from the beginning, irrespective of the progress on your other accounts.
    • To ensure risk diversification and control exposure, we permit a maximum simulated FUNDED capital allocation of $400,000 per trader, for each IP address and household, at any given time.
    • An example of the $400,000 capital allocation limit could be either two accounts with a simulated $200,000 each, or four accounts with $100,000 each. It’s important to avoid creating multiple accounts through different registrations to comply with this limit.
    • If we discover identical trade strategies throughout various accounts exceeding $400,000 in the allocated capital value, we reserve the right to suspend those accounts as per the T&Cs. On the other hand, if you are consistently profitable on the simulated funded account, we will be happy to allocate additional simulated capital as per our scaling plan.
  • Am I Trading on Live or Demo Accounts?

    • During all stages of collaboration with Arctic Funding, traders will operate in demo accounts. It’s important to recognize that a Funded Account is entirely simulated, employing real market quotes from liquidity providers for realism.
    • It’s important to remember that simulated or hypothetical trading results have inherent limitations. These results, illustrating potential profits or losses, are not actual trading outcomes and might not fully account for market variables like liquidity. Additionally, simulated trading setups are typically developed with hindsight, meaning there is no guarantee that any account will achieve or is likely to achieve profits or losses similar to those presented in the simulations.
  • What Is a Simulated Funded Account?

    • A Simulated Funded Account refers to any account where a client has the potential to receive compensation based on a percentage of the virtual profit generated within that account, as determined by the virtual Profit Split associated with the account. This compensation is subject to our Terms of Use and Customer Agreement.
    • Simulated Funded Accounts are granted to clients who have completed one of our evaluation programs and fulfilled the necessary KYC/AML screening requirements to qualify for a Simulated Funded Account. It’s important to note that hypothetical or simulated performance results have certain limitations.
    • Unlike actual trading records, simulated results do not reflect real trading activities. Additionally, since the trades have not been executed in reality, the results may over- or under-compensate for the impact of certain market factors, such as liquidity issues.
    • Simulated trading programs, in general, are also designed with the benefit of hindsight. There is no representation being made that any account will achieve profits or losses similar to those demonstrated.
  • If I Breach the Rules, Do I Get Another Chance?

    • If you happen to breach any of the Trading Objectives, that particular account will be automatically invalidated and lose eligibility to continue in the Evaluation Course. If the breach happens on your SIMULATED FUNDED ACCOUNT, the corresponding SIMULATED FUNDED ACCOUNT agreement will be terminated.
    • You can always try again from scratch and order a brand-new Simulated Arctic Funding challenge if you wish to become a Trader with us. If you violate the Trading Objectives, your initial fee paid for the Challenge is forfeited so be sure to stay safe and respect the trading rules.
    • Our no time limit policy at Arctic Funding is designed to support traders’ success by allowing them to work at their own pace. In addition to this, we offer a unique benefit for our existing customers: if a trader fails the simulated challenge, they are entitled to a 25% discount code for a retry. This exclusive discount, which is more favorable than our public offerings, reflects our commitment to providing ongoing support and better opportunities for our existing trading community.
  • Can I modify my trades any time?

    Our trading platform restricts placing or modifying trades during the 5 minutes before market closes and 5 minutes after it opens. This policy helps protect traders from the high volatility and unpredictability typically experienced during these intervals.

  • What Kind Of Leverage Are We Allowed To Trade With?

    • The leverage settings for various trading challenges ranging from $10K to $200K are as follows:
      • Forex: 100:1 leverage
      • Indices: 30:1 leverage
      • US Stocks: 10:1 leverage
      • Crypto: 2:1 leverage
      • Gold (AU) & Silver (AG): 50:1 leverage
      • Oil: 50:1 leverage
      • Natural Gas (NGAS): 50:1 leverage
      • Palladium (XPD) & Platinum (XPT): 50:1 leverage
    • These leverage settings are consistent across 1-step, 2-step, and 3-step challenges.
  • Restricted Trading Strategy

    At Arctic Funding, we provide traders with the freedom to choose their trading styles and strategies without any restrictions. However, it is essential to adhere to our terms and avoid any activities that exploit the system or violate fair trading practices. Please take note of the following prohibited actions:

    It is prohibited to:

    • (1) Utilize software, artificial intelligence, ultra-high-speed techniques, or mass data entry methods that may manipulate, abuse, or provide an unfair advantage when using our systems or services.
    • (2) Perform trades in a manner that contradicts how trading is typically conducted in the forex market or another financial market, or in a way that raises justified concerns about potential financial or other harm to the provider resulting from the customer’s activities.
    • (3) Conduct trades that contradict the terms and conditions of the provider and the trading platform.
    • (4) Execute trades using an external or slow data feed.
    • (5) Knowingly or unknowingly use trading strategies that exploit errors in the services, such as price display errors or delayed updates.
    • (6) Engage in trades, either individually or in collaboration with others, with the intent to manipulate trading, such as entering into simultaneous opposite positions.
    • (7) Hedging different accounts with other Prop firms similar to Arctic Funding.

     

    • These guidelines are in place to ensure fair and transparent trading practices while protecting the integrity of our systems and services.

    Account Management Services

    • All accounts participating in our challenges must be exclusively traded by the account owner. No changes are permitted once a phase has been completed. Failure to comply with this requirement will be considered a violation of the account’s terms.
    • Each household and IP address should correspond to only one trader. This rule is in place to mitigate the risk of group traders engaging in malicious practices. However, we understand unique situations of sharing a household with another trader, so we offer an interview option for traders to present their case if needed. When you receive your funded account kindly email our support and inform them of your unique situation (we recommend to not wait till your payout!). Non-compliance with this rule will result in a breach of all accounts across all parties involved.

    Prohibited Trading Practices

    • Group Trading: Group trading is not allowed, so you cannot copy trade from other people as well as group up and reverse trade with each other.
    • High-frequency trading: A type of algorithmic trading in which large volumes of positions are traded automatically at very high speeds in a matter of seconds.
    • News scalping involves rapidly opening and closing multiple positions within seconds, particularly during high-impact news releases such as FOMC, NFP, CPI, and others. It is important to note that engaging in news scalping is prohibited only when it is intentionally exploiting the market feed.
    • Arbitrage (reverse and latency): Arbitrage trading is not allowed strictly and any accounts will be breached.
    • Multi-account reverse trading: Reverse trading would be FOMC is about to come out, you buy 50 lots on Arctic Funding and you sell 50 lots on some other prop firm. Multi-account reverse trading is not allowed even if both accounts are with the Arctic Funding.
    • Tick scalping: Scalping in ticks which is impossible to copy on live data if the firm chooses to do so. Example: Opening and closing large position sizes and in numbers within seconds is not possible to be mirrored live and results will be different.
    • Reverse Trading: Reverse trading is the same as multi-reverse trading it’s just that it is focused more on reversing between the Arctic Funding’s internal accounts. Example: both the accounts are with the Arctic Funding.

    Copying Trades

    • Group hedging, which involves individuals coordinating opposing positions across one or multiple prop firms to manipulate risk, is strictly prohibited.
    • Purchasing or providing account management services or engaging in prop firm passing services is strictly prohibited.
    • Sharing your account information or allowing someone else to pass an account on your behalf is not allowed, and any violations will result in the loss of all involved accounts.
    • It is not allowed to mirror trades from another trader or group of traders across multiple accounts.
  • Can I Trade News?

    • Yes, you can trade news but we advise Traders should be cautious when trading news because the market can be highly volatile and unpredictable during news releases.
    • Economic data, central bank announcements, and political events can all have a significant impact on the market and cause rapid price movements. These movements can be difficult to predict and can result in unexpected losses for traders who are not properly prepared.
    • Additionally, news events can cause increased volatility and liquidity in the market, which can lead to wider spreads and slippage, making it harder for traders to execute trades at the desired price.
    • Therefore, it’s important for traders to have a solid understanding of the potential impact of news events on the market and to have a plan in place for managing risk during these times.
  • Is Copy Trading Allowed?

    • Arctic Funding allows copy trading from an account that you own, and the trades are made by you. It’s permissible to copy trade an account from another prop firm, retail broker, or any external/internal source provided that the trades are your own. However, it’s not allowed to copy trade between two accounts not owned by the same person, this includes relatives and friends, and it’s not allowed to copy trade via EA unless the trades are taken by the same person. Please note that failure to comply with these policies will result in the termination of your account.
    • We understand that we do not have strict rules around defining copy trading, but this in place to allow flexibility in how we breach for IP duplicates and copy trading.
    • For example, if three friends live together on the same IP address, trade different styles, and have documents showing you live in the same place, there would be no issues. If we see 20 traders at the same IP address, trading the same style, with no way of confirming they all live at that address, we would likely terminate the contract.
  • Can We Trade Using Bots and EAs?

    • Arctic Funding allows the use of Expert Advisors (EAs) on all accounts and all phases, however, there are some restrictions on the types of EAs that are allowed. Prohibited EA types include:
      • High-frequency trading
      • News scalping
      • Arbitrage (reverse and latency)
      • Multi-account reverse trading
      • Tick scalping, and any EA designed to abuse a demo server.
  • What Are The Commission Fees?

    • $5 USD per lot traded with for Eightcap (FX & Gold)
    • Stocks, Indices and Crypto are commission free.
  • Inactivity Rule

    • Accounts that are inactive for 30 consecutive days are flagged to prevent unnecessary costs associated with maintaining dormant accounts on our platform. In circumstances like vacations or the initial purchase of an account, it may lead to inactivity. In such cases, we make exceptions and reinstate the account upon notification.
    • This policy specifically targets accounts with minimal activity, primarily those teetering on a low balance. It aims to encourage engagement and prevent traders from giving up on their accounts without trading again.
  • Can I Combine/Merge My Accounts?

    • We do not allow the merging of accounts until both of your accounts are funded to which at that point, we can merge them. Please note that the max simulated allocation per trader is $400k, meaning the maximum we allow any trader to trade is a simulated $400k.
  • What Is the Profit Target for Challenges?

    Forex Challenges

    • 1-Step Challenge: The profit target is set at 9%. For example, if you have a simulated $100,000 account, you need to achieve a profit of $9,000 to meet the target.
    • 2-Step Challenge: The profit target for Phase 1 is 8%, and for Phase 2, it is 5%.
    • 3-Step Challenge: The profit target is 6% for Phase 1 and 5% for Phases 2 and 3.

    Stock Challenges

    • Stock challenges are exclusively offered as a 2-Step program.
    • The profit target is 10% for Phase 1 and 6% for Phase 2.
  • Can I hold trades overnight?

    • You can hold trades overnight with both our forex challenges and stock challenges.
  • What is the Drawdown limitation for challenges?

    Maximum Drawdown

    • The Maximum Allowable Loss Limit signifies the highest amount of equity that may be lost before the account is considered to have failed. This limit is fixed and does not adjust with changes in account balance, always staying the same as the initial starting balance.
    • Example: In a 100k 1-step challenge, the maximum loss limit is established at $94,000. Should your account profit and your balance increase above the initial amount, your maximum loss limit will steadfastly remain at $94,000, without any adjustments for increased equity.
    • At Arctic Funding we use a static drawdown across all our challenges (including the 1-step challenge).

    Daily Drawdown

    • The Daily Equity Loss Threshold indicates the highest amount of equity that can be lost within a single trading day without exceeding the account’s allowable limit. This threshold is a predetermined percentage of the daily starting balance.
    • Example: Imagine the trading day starts with an account balance of $100,000 in a 100k 1-step challenge. The initial daily loss limit is $96,000. If successful trading raises the balance to $104,000, the daily loss limit adjusts to $99,840 (4% of the updated balance of $104,000). Dropping below $99,840 would mean breaching the daily limit. This recalculated value resets each trading day to mirror 4% of the new daily starting balance, adjusting as necessary.

    Reset Times for Daily Drawdown Limits:

    New York: Resets at 22:00 EST (UTC-5)

    Los Angeles: Resets at 19:00 PST (UTC-8)

    London: Resets at 3:00 GMT (UTC+0)

    Dubai: Resets at 7:00 GST (UTC+4)

    Tokyo: Resets at 12:00 JST (UTC+9)

  • Do You Have a Consistency Rule?

    • Our forex challenges DO NOT have any consistency rules. Our stock challenges do have a 30% consistency rule.
    • To promote responsible trading and ensure consistency across our trading challenges, we have implemented a rule for traders who wish to hold positions overnight. At the time of submitting a withdrawal request, no more than 30% of the profit balance in the account should be derived from a single trading day.
    • While there is no hard penalty for exceeding this threshold, traders will be unable to withdraw funds until their trading activity meets this consistency requirement. We encourage traders to continue trading in a consistent manner until the profit balance from any single trading day is less than or equal to 30% of the total profit balance. Withdrawal requests will then be approved.
    • This rule is designed to discourage erratic, high-risk trading strategies and ensure that profits are achieved through consistent trading performance.
    • For example: let’s say a trader’s account balance is $10,000, and they have a profit balance of $2,000. To comply with the 30% consistency rule, no more than 30% of the $2,000 profit balance, which is $600, should be from a single trading day.
    • Percentage of profit from a single day = (Profit from a single day/Total profit balance ​ )×100
  • Do You Have Minimum Trading Days?

    • Our forex challenges have no minimum trading days. However, our stock challenges have a requirement of 7 trading days before withdrawal.
  • How Do Add-Ons Work?

    • Add-Ons are extra purchasable packages you can buy with your challenge which come in a variety of ranges from added drawdown and higher profit splits.
    • It is important to note that all purchasable add-ons are not refundable. For example, if you purchase a 100k for $500 and add an add-on of $100, upon reaching your first payout, the $100 additional add-on will not be included in the refundable fee.
  • How Do Refunds Work With Promotional Codes?

    • Refunds are given to traders successfully passing their 3-Step, 2-Step or 1-Step challenge, and getting a funded trader payout. The refund rate depends on the coupon code inserted while purchasing the challenge. For example: we may run a promotional code that gives 125% fee refund.
  • If I Breach a Rule on My Funded Account, Am I Still Able To Get a Payout?

    • If you violate your Simulated Funded account with Arctic Funding, but the initial account balance is still in profit, we will honour your previous profits if your trading has met the following criteria:
      • You placed a SL on all trades
      • You didn’t lose more than 1% on any single given trade
      • You will get a free retry if you reach “Arctic Preferred” status which is part of our scaling plan.
  • How Can I Process a Payout?

    • Traders with a Simulated Funded Account will be eligible for payouts after 14 days of getting their funded account, to be eligible, the account must be in profit from the initial starting balance when the trader received the account. To submit a payout the trader must have:
      • No positions or orders open
      • The minimum simulated profit is $100
      • For affiliate payout is $150
    • Once you submit a withdrawal your account will be placed on read-only and no trades will be able to be placed until the review and withdrawal process is complete.
  • How Do Affiliate Commissions Work?

    • To participate in our affiliate program, start by registering as an affiliate through your account dashboard. For an affiliate to earn a commission, the trader must be a new registrant and make a purchase simultaneously by following your referral link.
    • This means the affiliate is essentially introducing the trader to us as a “Arctic Funding.”
    • Please note that if someone has previously registered an account with us but then uses your affiliate link to make a purchase, the commission will not be credited to you. This is because the client is considered an existing customer or was already acquainted with our services before discovering your link.
    • “Arctic Funding” is proud to stand out in the prop trading industry by offering lifetime commissions to our affiliates. This exclusive feature ensures that your earning potential grows with every referral, for as long as they remain active traders with us.
    • Lifetime Earnings: Unlike other programs, our tiers not only increase your commission percentage with each referral milestone, but they also introduce lifetime commissions that keep your rewards accumulating. Starting with the “Polar Glow” tier, you’ll earn a 1% lifetime commission, and this increases to 2% once you reach the “Aurora Peak” tier.

Getting Started

  • Are there any countries restricted from purchasing a challenge?

    • Cuba
    • Iran
    • Iraq
    • Myanmar
    • North Korea
    • Russia
    • Somalia
    • Syria
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Vietnam
    • Yemen
  • What Is the Legal Connection Between a Trader and Arctic Funding During the Management of a Challenge Account?

    • The contractual bond between a trader and our affiliated proprietary firm is established through a Contract Agreement, which will be provided to you upon the successful completion of the Challenge and Verification stages. This agreement, known as the Arctic Funding Account Agreement, is legally binding.
  • How Does Trading in Our Accounts Ensure Compliance With Real Market Functioning?

    • In our Terms and Conditions, it is stated that all transactions made within trading accounts of our proprietary firm must not interfere with the functioning of the real market.
  • What FX Capital Am I Trading at Arctic Funding?

    • You will trade with the same account balance that you traded in the Simulated Arctic Funding Challenge. If you traded with $200,000 capital in the Challenge, you would also manage $200,000 in the Simulated Funded account stage to avoid any confusion.
    • Please note that all funded trading accounts we provide to our traders are demo accounts with virtual funds. After a client becomes a funded trader, he/she is provided with login credentials for a demo account.
    • Clients are entitled to up to 100% of simulated profits generated on the Simulated Arctic Funding Account. This solution is much more administratively easier and gives us more freedom to manage risk actively.
    • If you wish to trade with a higher account balance, you can simply apply for another Challenge and trade more accounts. Each Challenge needs to be traded from the beginning, irrespective of the progress on your other accounts.
    • To ensure risk diversification and control exposure, we permit a maximum simulated FUNDED capital allocation of $400,000 per trader, for each IP address and household, at any given time.
    • An example of the $400,000 capital allocation limit could be either two accounts with a simulated $200,000 each, or four accounts with $100,000 each. It’s important to avoid creating multiple accounts through different registrations to comply with this limit.
    • If we discover identical trade strategies throughout various accounts exceeding $400,000 in the allocated capital value, we reserve the right to suspend those accounts as per the T&Cs. On the other hand, if you are consistently profitable on the simulated funded account, we will be happy to allocate additional simulated capital as per our scaling plan.
  • Am I Trading on Live or Demo Accounts?

    • During all stages of collaboration with Arctic Funding, traders will operate in demo accounts. It’s important to recognize that a Funded Account is entirely simulated, employing real market quotes from liquidity providers for realism.
    • It’s important to remember that simulated or hypothetical trading results have inherent limitations. These results, illustrating potential profits or losses, are not actual trading outcomes and might not fully account for market variables like liquidity. Additionally, simulated trading setups are typically developed with hindsight, meaning there is no guarantee that any account will achieve or is likely to achieve profits or losses similar to those presented in the simulations.
  • What Is a Simulated Funded Account?

    • A Simulated Funded Account refers to any account where a client has the potential to receive compensation based on a percentage of the virtual profit generated within that account, as determined by the virtual Profit Split associated with the account. This compensation is subject to our Terms of Use and Customer Agreement.
    • Simulated Funded Accounts are granted to clients who have completed one of our evaluation programs and fulfilled the necessary KYC/AML screening requirements to qualify for a Simulated Funded Account. It’s important to note that hypothetical or simulated performance results have certain limitations.
    • Unlike actual trading records, simulated results do not reflect real trading activities. Additionally, since the trades have not been executed in reality, the results may over- or under-compensate for the impact of certain market factors, such as liquidity issues.
    • Simulated trading programs, in general, are also designed with the benefit of hindsight. There is no representation being made that any account will achieve profits or losses similar to those demonstrated.
  • If I Breach the Rules, Do I Get Another Chance?

    • If you happen to breach any of the Trading Objectives, that particular account will be automatically invalidated and lose eligibility to continue in the Evaluation Course. If the breach happens on your SIMULATED FUNDED ACCOUNT, the corresponding SIMULATED FUNDED ACCOUNT agreement will be terminated.
    • You can always try again from scratch and order a brand-new Simulated Arctic Funding challenge if you wish to become a Trader with us. If you violate the Trading Objectives, your initial fee paid for the Challenge is forfeited so be sure to stay safe and respect the trading rules.
    • Our no time limit policy at Arctic Funding is designed to support traders’ success by allowing them to work at their own pace. In addition to this, we offer a unique benefit for our existing customers: if a trader fails the simulated challenge, they are entitled to a 25% discount code for a retry. This exclusive discount, which is more favorable than our public offerings, reflects our commitment to providing ongoing support and better opportunities for our existing trading community.

Trading Practices

  • Can I modify my trades any time?

    Our trading platform restricts placing or modifying trades during the 5 minutes before market closes and 5 minutes after it opens. This policy helps protect traders from the high volatility and unpredictability typically experienced during these intervals.

  • What Kind Of Leverage Are We Allowed To Trade With?

    • The leverage settings for various trading challenges ranging from $10K to $200K are as follows:
      • Forex: 100:1 leverage
      • Indices: 30:1 leverage
      • US Stocks: 10:1 leverage
      • Crypto: 2:1 leverage
      • Gold (AU) & Silver (AG): 50:1 leverage
      • Oil: 50:1 leverage
      • Natural Gas (NGAS): 50:1 leverage
      • Palladium (XPD) & Platinum (XPT): 50:1 leverage
    • These leverage settings are consistent across 1-step, 2-step, and 3-step challenges.
  • Restricted Trading Strategy

    At Arctic Funding, we provide traders with the freedom to choose their trading styles and strategies without any restrictions. However, it is essential to adhere to our terms and avoid any activities that exploit the system or violate fair trading practices. Please take note of the following prohibited actions:

    It is prohibited to:

    • (1) Utilize software, artificial intelligence, ultra-high-speed techniques, or mass data entry methods that may manipulate, abuse, or provide an unfair advantage when using our systems or services.
    • (2) Perform trades in a manner that contradicts how trading is typically conducted in the forex market or another financial market, or in a way that raises justified concerns about potential financial or other harm to the provider resulting from the customer’s activities.
    • (3) Conduct trades that contradict the terms and conditions of the provider and the trading platform.
    • (4) Execute trades using an external or slow data feed.
    • (5) Knowingly or unknowingly use trading strategies that exploit errors in the services, such as price display errors or delayed updates.
    • (6) Engage in trades, either individually or in collaboration with others, with the intent to manipulate trading, such as entering into simultaneous opposite positions.
    • (7) Hedging different accounts with other Prop firms similar to Arctic Funding.

     

    • These guidelines are in place to ensure fair and transparent trading practices while protecting the integrity of our systems and services.

    Account Management Services

    • All accounts participating in our challenges must be exclusively traded by the account owner. No changes are permitted once a phase has been completed. Failure to comply with this requirement will be considered a violation of the account’s terms.
    • Each household and IP address should correspond to only one trader. This rule is in place to mitigate the risk of group traders engaging in malicious practices. However, we understand unique situations of sharing a household with another trader, so we offer an interview option for traders to present their case if needed. When you receive your funded account kindly email our support and inform them of your unique situation (we recommend to not wait till your payout!). Non-compliance with this rule will result in a breach of all accounts across all parties involved.

    Prohibited Trading Practices

    • Group Trading: Group trading is not allowed, so you cannot copy trade from other people as well as group up and reverse trade with each other.
    • High-frequency trading: A type of algorithmic trading in which large volumes of positions are traded automatically at very high speeds in a matter of seconds.
    • News scalping involves rapidly opening and closing multiple positions within seconds, particularly during high-impact news releases such as FOMC, NFP, CPI, and others. It is important to note that engaging in news scalping is prohibited only when it is intentionally exploiting the market feed.
    • Arbitrage (reverse and latency): Arbitrage trading is not allowed strictly and any accounts will be breached.
    • Multi-account reverse trading: Reverse trading would be FOMC is about to come out, you buy 50 lots on Arctic Funding and you sell 50 lots on some other prop firm. Multi-account reverse trading is not allowed even if both accounts are with the Arctic Funding.
    • Tick scalping: Scalping in ticks which is impossible to copy on live data if the firm chooses to do so. Example: Opening and closing large position sizes and in numbers within seconds is not possible to be mirrored live and results will be different.
    • Reverse Trading: Reverse trading is the same as multi-reverse trading it’s just that it is focused more on reversing between the Arctic Funding’s internal accounts. Example: both the accounts are with the Arctic Funding.

    Copying Trades

    • Group hedging, which involves individuals coordinating opposing positions across one or multiple prop firms to manipulate risk, is strictly prohibited.
    • Purchasing or providing account management services or engaging in prop firm passing services is strictly prohibited.
    • Sharing your account information or allowing someone else to pass an account on your behalf is not allowed, and any violations will result in the loss of all involved accounts.
    • It is not allowed to mirror trades from another trader or group of traders across multiple accounts.
  • Can I Trade News?

    • Yes, you can trade news but we advise Traders should be cautious when trading news because the market can be highly volatile and unpredictable during news releases.
    • Economic data, central bank announcements, and political events can all have a significant impact on the market and cause rapid price movements. These movements can be difficult to predict and can result in unexpected losses for traders who are not properly prepared.
    • Additionally, news events can cause increased volatility and liquidity in the market, which can lead to wider spreads and slippage, making it harder for traders to execute trades at the desired price.
    • Therefore, it’s important for traders to have a solid understanding of the potential impact of news events on the market and to have a plan in place for managing risk during these times.
  • Is Copy Trading Allowed?

    • Arctic Funding allows copy trading from an account that you own, and the trades are made by you. It’s permissible to copy trade an account from another prop firm, retail broker, or any external/internal source provided that the trades are your own. However, it’s not allowed to copy trade between two accounts not owned by the same person, this includes relatives and friends, and it’s not allowed to copy trade via EA unless the trades are taken by the same person. Please note that failure to comply with these policies will result in the termination of your account.
    • We understand that we do not have strict rules around defining copy trading, but this in place to allow flexibility in how we breach for IP duplicates and copy trading.
    • For example, if three friends live together on the same IP address, trade different styles, and have documents showing you live in the same place, there would be no issues. If we see 20 traders at the same IP address, trading the same style, with no way of confirming they all live at that address, we would likely terminate the contract.
  • Can We Trade Using Bots and EAs?

    • Arctic Funding allows the use of Expert Advisors (EAs) on all accounts and all phases, however, there are some restrictions on the types of EAs that are allowed. Prohibited EA types include:
      • High-frequency trading
      • News scalping
      • Arbitrage (reverse and latency)
      • Multi-account reverse trading
      • Tick scalping, and any EA designed to abuse a demo server.
  • What Are The Commission Fees?

    • $5 USD per lot traded with for Eightcap (FX & Gold)
    • Stocks, Indices and Crypto are commission free.

Challenge Rules

  • Inactivity Rule

    • Accounts that are inactive for 30 consecutive days are flagged to prevent unnecessary costs associated with maintaining dormant accounts on our platform. In circumstances like vacations or the initial purchase of an account, it may lead to inactivity. In such cases, we make exceptions and reinstate the account upon notification.
    • This policy specifically targets accounts with minimal activity, primarily those teetering on a low balance. It aims to encourage engagement and prevent traders from giving up on their accounts without trading again.
  • Can I Combine/Merge My Accounts?

    • We do not allow the merging of accounts until both of your accounts are funded to which at that point, we can merge them. Please note that the max simulated allocation per trader is $400k, meaning the maximum we allow any trader to trade is a simulated $400k.
  • What Is the Profit Target for Challenges?

    Forex Challenges

    • 1-Step Challenge: The profit target is set at 9%. For example, if you have a simulated $100,000 account, you need to achieve a profit of $9,000 to meet the target.
    • 2-Step Challenge: The profit target for Phase 1 is 8%, and for Phase 2, it is 5%.
    • 3-Step Challenge: The profit target is 6% for Phase 1 and 5% for Phases 2 and 3.

    Stock Challenges

    • Stock challenges are exclusively offered as a 2-Step program.
    • The profit target is 10% for Phase 1 and 6% for Phase 2.
  • Can I hold trades overnight?

    • You can hold trades overnight with both our forex challenges and stock challenges.
  • What is the Drawdown limitation for challenges?

    Maximum Drawdown

    • The Maximum Allowable Loss Limit signifies the highest amount of equity that may be lost before the account is considered to have failed. This limit is fixed and does not adjust with changes in account balance, always staying the same as the initial starting balance.
    • Example: In a 100k 1-step challenge, the maximum loss limit is established at $94,000. Should your account profit and your balance increase above the initial amount, your maximum loss limit will steadfastly remain at $94,000, without any adjustments for increased equity.
    • At Arctic Funding we use a static drawdown across all our challenges (including the 1-step challenge).

    Daily Drawdown

    • The Daily Equity Loss Threshold indicates the highest amount of equity that can be lost within a single trading day without exceeding the account’s allowable limit. This threshold is a predetermined percentage of the daily starting balance.
    • Example: Imagine the trading day starts with an account balance of $100,000 in a 100k 1-step challenge. The initial daily loss limit is $96,000. If successful trading raises the balance to $104,000, the daily loss limit adjusts to $99,840 (4% of the updated balance of $104,000). Dropping below $99,840 would mean breaching the daily limit. This recalculated value resets each trading day to mirror 4% of the new daily starting balance, adjusting as necessary.

    Reset Times for Daily Drawdown Limits:

    New York: Resets at 22:00 EST (UTC-5)

    Los Angeles: Resets at 19:00 PST (UTC-8)

    London: Resets at 3:00 GMT (UTC+0)

    Dubai: Resets at 7:00 GST (UTC+4)

    Tokyo: Resets at 12:00 JST (UTC+9)

  • Do You Have a Consistency Rule?

    • Our forex challenges DO NOT have any consistency rules. Our stock challenges do have a 30% consistency rule.
    • To promote responsible trading and ensure consistency across our trading challenges, we have implemented a rule for traders who wish to hold positions overnight. At the time of submitting a withdrawal request, no more than 30% of the profit balance in the account should be derived from a single trading day.
    • While there is no hard penalty for exceeding this threshold, traders will be unable to withdraw funds until their trading activity meets this consistency requirement. We encourage traders to continue trading in a consistent manner until the profit balance from any single trading day is less than or equal to 30% of the total profit balance. Withdrawal requests will then be approved.
    • This rule is designed to discourage erratic, high-risk trading strategies and ensure that profits are achieved through consistent trading performance.
    • For example: let’s say a trader’s account balance is $10,000, and they have a profit balance of $2,000. To comply with the 30% consistency rule, no more than 30% of the $2,000 profit balance, which is $600, should be from a single trading day.
    • Percentage of profit from a single day = (Profit from a single day/Total profit balance ​ )×100
  • Do You Have Minimum Trading Days?

    • Our forex challenges have no minimum trading days. However, our stock challenges have a requirement of 7 trading days before withdrawal.

Payouts and Withdrawals

  • How Do Add-Ons Work?

    • Add-Ons are extra purchasable packages you can buy with your challenge which come in a variety of ranges from added drawdown and higher profit splits.
    • It is important to note that all purchasable add-ons are not refundable. For example, if you purchase a 100k for $500 and add an add-on of $100, upon reaching your first payout, the $100 additional add-on will not be included in the refundable fee.
  • How Do Refunds Work With Promotional Codes?

    • Refunds are given to traders successfully passing their 3-Step, 2-Step or 1-Step challenge, and getting a funded trader payout. The refund rate depends on the coupon code inserted while purchasing the challenge. For example: we may run a promotional code that gives 125% fee refund.
  • If I Breach a Rule on My Funded Account, Am I Still Able To Get a Payout?

    • If you violate your Simulated Funded account with Arctic Funding, but the initial account balance is still in profit, we will honour your previous profits if your trading has met the following criteria:
      • You placed a SL on all trades
      • You didn’t lose more than 1% on any single given trade
      • You will get a free retry if you reach “Arctic Preferred” status which is part of our scaling plan.
  • How Can I Process a Payout?

    • Traders with a Simulated Funded Account will be eligible for payouts after 14 days of getting their funded account, to be eligible, the account must be in profit from the initial starting balance when the trader received the account. To submit a payout the trader must have:
      • No positions or orders open
      • The minimum simulated profit is $100
      • For affiliate payout is $150
    • Once you submit a withdrawal your account will be placed on read-only and no trades will be able to be placed until the review and withdrawal process is complete.
  • How Do Affiliate Commissions Work?

    • To participate in our affiliate program, start by registering as an affiliate through your account dashboard. For an affiliate to earn a commission, the trader must be a new registrant and make a purchase simultaneously by following your referral link.
    • This means the affiliate is essentially introducing the trader to us as a “Arctic Funding.”
    • Please note that if someone has previously registered an account with us but then uses your affiliate link to make a purchase, the commission will not be credited to you. This is because the client is considered an existing customer or was already acquainted with our services before discovering your link.
    • “Arctic Funding” is proud to stand out in the prop trading industry by offering lifetime commissions to our affiliates. This exclusive feature ensures that your earning potential grows with every referral, for as long as they remain active traders with us.
    • Lifetime Earnings: Unlike other programs, our tiers not only increase your commission percentage with each referral milestone, but they also introduce lifetime commissions that keep your rewards accumulating. Starting with the “Polar Glow” tier, you’ll earn a 1% lifetime commission, and this increases to 2% once you reach the “Aurora Peak” tier.