Remote Prop Trading Firms Review and Funding Comparison

Find the best remote forex or futures prop trading firm for your needs

Should you go for funding qualifiers, directly join a prop trading firm or skip the prop route altogether?

It depends what you want to trade, so let’s break down the available remote prop trading firms by product group:

Click to open the comparison tables

PLEASE SELECT BUYING POWER TO COMPARE
LOW
MEDIUM
HIGH
INSTANT FUNDING MODEL

Forex remote prop trading


Qualify for a prop account trading U.S. stocks
  • Live-account equity
  • Starting buying power in live account
  • Scale up milestone/factor
  • Max account equity
  • Max. drawdown
  • Time limits
  • RT Commission/lot
  • Profitsplit
  • Trading platforms
  • BP factor (higher=better)
  • Max drawdown factor
  • Broker
INSTANT FUNDING MODEL

Forex remote prop trading


Qualify for a prop account trading U.S. stocks
  • Live-account equity
  • Starting buying power in live account
  • Scale up milestone/factor
  • Max account equity
  • Max. drawdown
  • Time limits
  • RT Commission/lot
  • Profitsplit
  • Trading platforms
  • BP factor (higher=better)
  • Max drawdown factor
  • Broker
INSTANT FUNDING MODEL

Forex remote prop trading


Qualify for a prop account trading U.S. stocks
  • Live-account equity
  • Starting buying power in live account
  • Scale up milestone/factor
  • Max account equity
  • Max. drawdown
  • Time limits
  • RT Commission/lot
  • Profitsplit
  • Trading platforms
  • BP factor (higher=better)
  • Max drawdown factor
  • Broker
£299 ONE-TIME


Better algo order flow analysis = better trading results
  • Eval. $5,000 | Live $50,000
  • $500,000 (10:1)
  • 10% | 2x
  • 4% of account equity = $2,000
  • none
  • $4
  • TradingView, TraderEvolution, MT4
  • $500,000/$410= 1219
  • $2,000/$410 = 4.87
£399ONE-TIME


Better algo order flow analysis = better trading results
  • Eval. $10,000 | Live $100,000
  • $1,000,000 (10:1)
  • 10% | 2x
  • 4% of account equity = $4,000
  • none
  • $4
  • TradingView, TraderEvolution, MT4
  • $1,000,000/$550 = 1818
  • $4,000/$550 = 7.27
£499 ONE-TIME


Better algo order flow analysis = better trading results
  • Eval. $15,000 | Live $150,000
  • $1,500,000 (10:1)
  • 10% | 2x
  • 4% of account equity = $6,000
  • none
  • $4
  • TradingView, TraderEvolution, MT4
  • $1,500,000/$685= 2189
  • $6,000/$685 = 8.75
$485 ONE-TIME


Get started with approaching trading as a business
  • $10,000
  • $500,000 (50:1)
  • 10% | 1.5/2x alternating
  • $540,000
  • 5% of account equity = $500
  • none
  • $3
  • 50/50%
  • MT4
  • $500,000/$485= 1030
  • $500/$485 = 1.03
  • unknown
$970 ONE-TIME


Get started with approaching trading as a business
  • $20,000
  • $1,000,000 (50:1)
  • 10% | 1.5/2x alternating
  • $1,080,000
  • 5% of account equity = $1,000
  • none
  • $3
  • 50/50%
  • MT4
  • $1,000,000/$970= 1030
  • $1,000/$970 = 1.03
  • unknown
$2,450 ONE-TIME


Get started with approaching trading as a business
  • $50,000
  • $2,500,000 (50:1)
  • 10% | 1.5/2x alternating
  • $1,350,000
  • 5% of account equity = $2,500
  • none
  • $3
  • 50/50%
  • MT4
  • $2,500,000/$2,450= 1020
  • $2,500/$2,450 = 1.02
  • unknown
Self-funded
$2.5KONE-TIME EQUITY DEPOSIT


Combine training with funding and save!

  • $2,000
  • $400,000 (200:1)
  • your own scaling
  • up to your skill
  • your discretion
  • none
  • $7
  • it’s all yours for compounded account growth
  • TradingView, TraderEvolution, FIX API, Web, MT4
  • same level of transparency as institutional traders
$5KONE-TIME EQUITY DEPOSIT


Combine training with funding and save!

  • $5,000
  • $1,000,000 (200:1)
  • your own scaling
  • up to your skill
  • your discretion
  • none
  • $7
  • it’s all yours for compounded account growth
  • TradingView, TraderEvolution, FIX API, Web, MT4
  • same level of transparency as institutional traders
$10KONE-TIME EQUITY DEPOSIT


Combine training with funding and save!

  • $10,000
  • $2,000,000 (200:1)
  • your own scaling
  • up to your skill
  • your discretion
  • none
  • $7
  • it’s all yours for compounded account growth
  • TradingView, TraderEvolution, FIX API, Web, MT4
  • same level of transparency as institutional traders

 

PLEASE SELECT BUYING POWER TO COMPARE
LOW
MEDIUM
HIGH
EVALUATION MODEL

Forex remote prop trading


Qualify for a prop account trading U.S. stocks
  • Live-account equity
  • Buying power in live account
  • Evaluation profit target Step 1|2
  • Max. loss Step 1|2
  • Max. days Step 1|2
  • Daily loss limit
  • RT Commission/lot
  • Profitsplit
  • Trading platforms
  • Effective capital
  • Special features


FOREX REMOTE PROP TRADING


Qualify for a prop account trading U.S. stocks
  • Live-account equity
  • Buying power in live account
  • Evaluation profit target Step 1|2
  • Max. loss Step 1|2
  • Max. days Step 1|2
  • Daily loss limit
  • RT Commission/lot
  • Profitsplit
  • Trading platforms
  • Effective capital
  • Special features


FOREX REMOTE PROP TRADING


Qualify for a prop account trading U.S. stocks
  • Live-account equity
  • Buying power in live account
  • Evaluation profit target Step 1|2
  • Max. loss Step 1|2
  • Max. days Step 1|2
  • Daily loss limit
  • RT Commission/lot
  • Profitsplit
  • Trading platforms
  • Effective capital
  • Special features
$84 PER ATTEMPT


Get started with approaching trading as a business
  • $10,000
  • $1,000,000 (100:1)
  • 8% | 5%
  • 12% | 12%
  • 30 | 60 days
  • 5%
  • $3
  • 75-85%
  • MT4
  • ($2,400 + 3,000) * 0.75 = $4,650
  • refundable fee, profit split after 3rd profitable month of 85%
$139 PER ATTEMPT


Get started with approaching trading as a business
  • $20,000
  • $2,000,000 (100:1)
  • 8% | 5%
  • 12% | 12%
  • 30 | 60 days
  • 5%
  • $3
  • 75-85%
  • MT4
  • ($4,800 + 5,000) * 0.75 = $7,350
  • refundable fee, profit split after 3rd profitable month of 85%
$299 PER ATTEMPT


Get started with approaching trading as a business
  • $50,000
  • $5,000,000 (100:1)
  • 8% | 5%
  • 12% | 12%
  • 30 | 60 days
  • 5%
  • $3
  • 75-85%
  • MT4
  • ($12,000 + 15,000) * 0.75 = $20,250
  • refundable fee, profit split after 3rd profitable month of 85%
155 PER ATTEMPT


Get started with approaching trading as a business
  • $10,000
  • $1,000,000 (100:1)
  • 10% | 5%
  • 10% | 10%
  • 30 | 60 days
  • 5%
  • $3
  • MT4, MT5, cTrader
  • ($2,000 + 3,000) * 0.8 = $4,000
  • refundable fee, 25% scale up every 4 months + 90% payout
250 PER ATTEMPT


Get started with approaching trading as a business
  • $25,000
  • $2,500,000 (100:1)
  • 10% | 5%
  • 10% | 10%
  • 30 | 60 days
  • 5%
  • $3
  • MT4, MT5, cTrader
  • ($5,000 + 7,500) * 0.8 = $10,000
  • refundable fee, 25% scale up every 4 months + 90% payout
345 PER ATTEMPT


Get started with approaching trading as a business
  • $50,000
  • $5,000,000 (100:1)
  • 10% | 5%
  • 10% | 10%
  • 30 | 60 days
  • 5%
  • $3
  • MT4, MT5, cTrader
  • ($10,000 + 15,000) * 0.7 = $20,000
  • refundable fee, 25% scale up every 4 months + 90% payout
Self-funded
$2KONE-TIME EQUITY DEPOSIT


Combine training with funding and save!

  • $2,000
  • $400,000 (200:1)
  • your own targets
  • your own rules
  • as long as you need
  • <5% of equity recommended
  • $7
  • it’s all yours for compounded account growth
  • TradingView, TraderEvolution, FIX API, Web, MT4
  • your own deposit (min. $200 AUD)
  • same level of transparency as institutional traders
$5KONE-TIME EQUITY DEPOSIT


Combine training with funding and save!

  • $5,000
  • $1,000,000 (200:1)
  • your own targets
  • your own rules
  • as long as you need
  • <5% of equity recommended
  • $7
  • it’s all yours for compounded account growth
  • TradingView, TraderEvolution, FIX API, Web, MT4
  • your own deposit (min. $200 AUD)
  • same level of transparency as institutional traders
$10KONE-TIME EQUITY DEPOSIT


Combine training with funding and save!

  • $10,000
  • $2,000,000 (200:1)
  • your own targets
  • your own rules
  • as long as you need
  • <5% of equity recommended
  • $7
  • it’s all yours for compounded account growth
  • TradingView, TraderEvolution, FIX API, Web, MT4
  • your own deposit (min. $200 AUD)
  • same level of transparency as institutional traders

PLEASE SELECT ACCOUNT SIZE TO COMPARE
$50,000
$100,000
$150,000
FUTURES REMOTE PROP TRADING QUALIFIERS


Qualify for a prop account trading U.S. stocks
  • Max position
  • Profit target
  • Trail max. drawdown
  • Daily loss limit
  • Funded market data
  • Commission
  • Profitsplit
  • Special features
  • All account sizes
  • Effective capital
  • Minimum trading days
  • Monthly leverage ratio
FUTURES REMOTE PROP TRADING QUALIFIERS


Qualify for a prop account trading U.S. stocks
  • Max position
  • Profit target
  • Trail max. drawdown
  • Daily loss limit
  • Funded market data
  • Commission
  • Profitsplit
  • Special features
  • Account sizes
  • Effective capital
  • Minimum trading days
  • Monthly leverage ratio
FUTURES REMOTE PROP TRADING QUALIFIERS


Qualify for a prop account trading U.S. stocks
  • Max position
  • Profit target
  • Trail max. drawdown
  • Daily loss limit
  • Funded market data
  • Commission
  • Profitsplit
  • Special features
  • Account sizes
  • Effective capital
  • Minimum trading days
  • Monthly leverage ratio


$165 PER MONTH


Get started with approaching trading as a business
  • 5 contracts
  • $3000
  • $2000
  • $1000
  • $110 per CME Group exchange
  • RT $1.06 + exchange fees (NinjaTrader option)
  • 80% / 100% of first $5k
  • ATAS free during evaluation, EUREX only in live account
  • 50 | 100 | 150k
  • 2 x $2000 * 0.5 * 0.8 = $1,600
  • 15 days
  • 12.1


$325 PER MONTH


Get started with approaching trading as a business
  • 10 contracts
  • $6000
  • $3000
  • $2000
  • $110 per CME Group exchange
  • RT $1.06 + exchange fees (NinjaTrader option)
  • 80% / 100% of first $5k
  • ATAS free during evaluation, EUREX in live account
  • 50 | 100 | 150k
  • 2 x $3000 * 0.5 * 0.8 = $2,400
  • 15 days
  • 9.2


$375 PER MONTH


Get started with approaching trading as a business
  • 15 contracts
  • $9000
  • $4500
  • $3000
  • $110 per CME Group exchange
  • RT $1.06 + exchange fees (NinjaTrader option)
  • 80% / 100% of first $5k
  • ATAS free during evaluation, EUREX in live account
  • 50 | 100 | 150k
  • 2 x $4500 * 0.5 * 0.8 = $3,600
  • 15 days
  • 8
$155 PER MONTH


Better algo order flow analysis = better trading results
  • 5 contracts
  • $2800
  • $2000
  • $1000
  • $30 for all CME Group exchanges, €18 EUREX
  • RT $1.24 + exchange fees
  • 80% / 100% of first $8k
  • VolFix free during evaluation, EUREX in evaluation and live account, SEPA payout
  • $10 | 30 | 50 | 100 | 150k
  • 2 contracts x 1000 day margin
  • 5 + 8 days
  • 12.9
$300 PER MONTH


Better algo order flow analysis = better trading results
  • 10 contracts
  • $5700
  • $3000
  • $2000
  • $30 for all CME Group exchanges, €18 EUREX
  • RT $1.24 + exchange fees
  • 80% / 100% of first $8k
  • VolFix free during evaluation, EUREX in evaluation and live account, SEPA payout
  • $10 | 30 | 50 | 100 | 150k
  • 3 contracts x 1000 day margin
  • 5 + 8 days
  • 10
$350 PER MONTH


Better algo order flow analysis = better trading results
  • 15 contracts
  • $8500
  • $4500
  • $3000
  • $30 for all CME Group exchanges, €18 EUREX
  • RT $1.24 + exchange fees
  • 80% / 100% of first $8k
  • VolFix free during evaluation, EUREX in evaluation and live account, SEPA payout
  • $10 | 30 | 50 | 100 | 150k
  • 3 contracts x 1000 day margin
  • 5 + 8 days
  • 8.6

$150 PER MONTH


Combine training with funding and save!

  • 6 contracts
  • $3000
  • $2500
  • $1250
  • $0 fees
  • RT $1.50 + exchange fees
  • 80% / 100% of first $8k
  • 1-step evaluation
  • $25 | 50 | 100 | 150 | 250k
  • 2 contracts x 1000 day margin
  • 15 days
  • 13.3

$300 PER MONTH


Combine training with funding and save!

  • 12 contracts
  • $6000
  • $3500
  • $2500
  • $0 fees
  • RT $1.50 + exchange fees
  • 80% / 100% of first $8k
  • 1-step evaluation
  • $25 | 50 | 100 | 150 | 250k
  • 3 contracts x 1000 day margin
  • 15 days
  • 10

$350 PER MONTH


Combine training with funding and save!

  • 15 contracts
  • $9000
  • $5000
  • $4000
  • $0 fees
  • RT $1.50 + exchange fees
  • 80% / 100% of first $8k
  • 1-step evaluation
  • $25 | 50 | 100 | 150 | 250k
  • 3 contracts x 1000 day margin
  • 15 days
  • 8.6

$170 PER MONTH


Qualify for a prop account trading U.S. stocks
  • 6 contracts
  • $3000
  • $2000
  • $1100
  • $110 per CME Group exchange, $80 EUREX
  • RT $1.28 + exchange fees
  • 80% / 100% of first $8k
  • Journaltix free during evaluation, 60/40 taxation for US traders, US tax ID required!
  • $25 | 50 | 75 | 100 | 150k
  • 2 contracts x 1000 day margin
  • 15 days
  • 11.7

$315 PER MONTH


Qualify for a prop account trading U.S. stocks
  • 12 contracts
  • $6000
  • $3500
  • $2200
  • $110 per CME Group exchange, $80 EUREX
  • RT $1.28 + exchange fees
  • 80% / 100% of first $8k
  • Journaltix free during evaluation, 60/40 taxation for US traders, US tax ID required!
  • $25 | 50 | 75 | 100 | 150k
  • 3 contracts x 1000 day margin
  • 15 days
  • 9.5

$350 PER MONTH


Qualify for a prop account trading U.S. stocks
  • 15 contracts
  • $9000
  • $4500
  • $3300
  • $110 per CME Group exchange, $80 EUREX
  • RT $1.28 + exchange fees
  • 80% / 100% of first $8k
  • Journaltix free during evaluation, 60/40 taxation for US traders, US tax ID required!
  • $25 | 50 | 75 | 100 | 150k
  • 4 contracts x 1000 day margin
  • 15 days
  • 11.4

Self-funded account vs. remote prop trading challenges


Qualify for a prop account trading U.S. stocks
  • Max position
  • Profit target
  • Max. drawdown
  • Daily loss limit
  • Commission
  • Special features
  • Profit split
  • Initial live buying power
  • Minimum trading days
  • Minimum trading volume
Self-funded
$5000 MIN. DEPOSIT


Get started with approaching trading as a business
  • 25% of BP recommended
  • your own targets
  • 50% of equity
  • <1% of BP recommended
  • $0.0030 per share for CEED.trading members
  • HAMMER, Sterling Trader Pro/LS
  • it’s all yours
  • leverage starts at 6:1 up to 30:1
  • as long as you need
  • >100k per month to qualify for lowest fees
Heldental
280 PER MONTH


Better algo order flow analysis = better trading results
  • 1000 shares
  • $7,500
  • $5,000
  • $1,000
  • $0.0025
  • Heldentrader Pro
  • 60%
  • $250,000
  • 10 trading days

Trader2B

$299 PER MONTH
billed quarterly


Qualify for a prop account trading U.S. stocks
  • 300 shares
  • $1,500 (6% of BP)
  • $1000 (4% of BP)
  • $200 (0.8% of BP)
  • $0.0030 per share
  • only S&P 500 stocks
  • 75%
  • $25,000
  • 20 days
  • min. 200 RT trades

Forex

In the evaluation space of forex remote prop trading firms, myForexFunds stands out among the crowd with the effective capital, i.e. how much of your own money you would need to replicate the same buying power and trading conditions in a retail account, they provide with their low-cost entry option.

In terms of instant funding offers, LUX Trading is the only forex prop firm that is capable and willing to show proof that funded traders actually trade with real money in real accounts. This is further evidenced by the choice of its broker (Global Prime) and the trading platforms that are available beyond the usual — and these days quite frankly sub-standard — Metatrader platforms.

The scale up ladder at LUX Trading offers a true career opportunity for both experienced traders and motivated newcomers with the incentive to reach the $2,500,000 maximum account size.

Nevertheless, you should be aware of the alternatives before plunging into a trading challenge. The paradox in the remote prop trading world is that before taking a trading challenge you should already have a proven approach that is profitable in a (even if small) real-money account.

VERDICT: Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that more buying power will instantly make you a better trader. Make sure to prepare no matter which direction you decide to go.

If you plan on aggressively scaling your trading from the very beginning, then considering the instant funding offers is your best bet. The disadvantage of the 65/35 profit split at LUX Trading, for example, will be more than compensated by a significantly higher take-home profit potential.

Alternatively, you can also grow your personal account organically by choosing a broker that doesn’t trade against you and caters to professional traders if you already have sufficient starting capital available to you.

Lux Trading Firm

Futures

There’s no easy way to get into serious proprietary trading firms because the “real” prop firms deal with market making and algorithmic trading and hire graduates from top universities instead of recruiting trading talent from the general public.

The fact that leverage is already built into futures contracts makes the current retail pay-for-prop model kind of redundant in the futures space any way, except for beginners seeking a structured environment to break into this profession.

As long as you have to pre-pay for the opportunity to scale up your contract size and earn the promised account again in the funded account according to some scaling plan — which really means building equity before you get the promised buying power — you should take a close look at FX prop trading offers in the meantime.

VERDICT: prepare yourself in a simulated environment with proper guidance and a sound understanding of how markets and price formation work. Then you can opt to verify your sim results by taking a challenge at one of the remote prop trading firms before risking your own capital.

If you qualify, take the opportunity for what it is and eventually use your accumulated profits to go solo and keep 100% of your profits.

Stocks

The situation is quite different for U.S. stocks, in that it is relatively easy for experienced traders living outside of the U.S. with a profitable track record to either join an offshore prop trading firm with a profit sharing agreement or a No-PDT-Rule broker offering leverage up to 30:1.

Offshore in this context literally means any broker or prop firm outside of the U.S. that doesn’t solicit or accept U.S. clients.

In contrast, traders domiciled in the U.S. are limited to 4:1 intraday leverage in retail accounts or need to pass the Series 57 exam before joining a prop trading firm.

VERDICT: U.S.-based traders have no other choice than joining a prop firm to get professional leverage. Non-U.S.-based traders on the other hand should think twice whether they should trade through a prop trading set-up. Factors to consider are the differences in the cost structure and taxation consequences when being classified as a professional trader and trading other people’s money as an independent contractor.

Attention stock traders!

Do you really need to share your hard-earned trading profits with a prop firm? Or would you rather keep 100% of your profits with no PDT rule brokers offering professional commission tiers and leverage up to 30:1?

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