In this article, we’ll be comparing two prop firms, Apex Trader Funding and Funded Trading Plus.
Let’s look at all details.
Prop Firms General Details
In this first table, we compare the year where each prop firm was founded, where their offices are located, and how much balance you can get to trade after scaling (when applicable).
|Prop Firm Details||Apex Trader Funding||Funded Trading Plus|
|Offices Location||Austin, Texas, USA||London, UK|
|Keep First Profits||$25,000||Challenge Fee|
Here’s a list of all instruments supported by Apex Trader Funding and Funded Trading Plus. I divided the list into two parts to show CFDs products and Futures products.
|Instruments CFDs||Apex Trader Funding||Funded Trading Plus|
|Instruments Futures||Apex Trader Funding||Funded Trading Plus|
|Foreign Exchange Futures|
|Interest Rate Futures|
Funding Program Types
Prop firms have different program types to achieve a funded account.
Here’s the resume and comparison of the Apex Trader Funding and Funded Trading Plus different program types.
|Prop Firm Programs||Apex Trader Funding||Funded Trading Plus|
|Two Step Evaluation|
Instant Funding Comparison
Instant funding programs give you access to a funded account immediately without needing to pass any challenge.
|Instant Funding Rules||Apex Trader Funding||Funded Trading Plus|
|Max Daily Loss|
|Max Daily Drawdown|
|Minimum Trading Days||9|
|Maximum Trading Days||9|
|Profit Split||70%, up to 90%|
One-Step Program Comparison
One-Step programs are programs that require a single challenge to be passed. As soon as you pass the challenge, achieving the required targets without breaking any rules, you’ll be rewarded with a funded account to trade.
Here’s the comparison table for the Apex Trader Funding and Funded Trading Plus prop firms.
|One Step Rules||Apex Trader Funding||Apex Trader Funding||Funded Trading Plus|
|Max Daily Loss|
|Max Daily Drawdown||3%|
|Max Drawdown||6% to 2.5%||6%|
|Minimum Trading Days||7||7|
|Maximum Trading Days|
|Profit Split||90%||90%||80%, up to 90%|
Two-Step Program Comparison
Two-Step programs require that you pass two different challenges before getting funded. Usually, each phase or each challenge has different targets and rules.
Here’s the comparison for Apex Trader Funding and Funded Trading Plus.
|Two Step Rules||Apex Trader Funding||Funded Trading Plus|
|Profit Target Step 1||10%|
|Profit Target Step 2||5%|
|Max Daily Loss|
|Max Daily Drawdown||5%|
|Min Trading Days Step 1|
|Min Trading Days Step 2|
|Max Trading Days Step 1|
|Max Trading Days Step 2|
|Profit Split||80%, up to 90%|
Trustpilot is a reputable platform when it comes to reviewing products and services.
Here is the rating that Apex Trader Funding and Funded Trading Plus have on Trustpilot.
|Trustpilot Stats||Apex Trader Funding||Funded Trading Plus|
|Number of Reviews||2,122||1,455|
Being able to test a prop firm before we commit and purchase is a good thing. We can get used to their trading platform, and understand spreads, commissions, and rules.
Some proprietary firms also offer free repeats in some circumstances, and also free resets, to be able to reset our account before the challenge period is over, in case things are not going as we wanted.
Here’s the comparison for Apex Trader Funding and Funded Trading Plus prop firms.
|Free Stuff||Apex Trader Funding||Funded Trading Plus|
Some prop firms may be better for you than others depending on your trading style. In this table, you can see the comparison between the trading styles allowed by Apex Trader Funding and Funded Trading Plus prop firms.
|Trading Styles||Apex Trader Funding||Funded Trading Plus|
Although most proprietary firms are more oriented to day trading, some allow holding positions overnight and even on weekends.
Here’s what is allowed by Apex Trader Funding and Funded Trading Plus.
|Trading Hours||Apex Trader Funding||Funded Trading Plus|
|Holding Over Weekend|
We all like to use the trading platform that we are used to. For this reason, prop firms support different trading platforms.
Here’s an extensive list of the platforms supported by Apex Trader Funding and Funded Trading Plus.
|Supported Platforms||Apex Trader Funding||Funded Trading Plus|
|Track N Trade|
The leverage provided by the prop firm may be an important factor when choosing it. This is especially true for day trading or scalping, where the position size is usually significantly bigger than for swing trading.
Here’s a comparison of the leverage provided by Apex Trader Funding and Funded Trading Plus prop firms.
|Leverage CFDs||Apex Trader Funding||Funded Trading Plus|
|Leverage Futures||Apex Trader Funding||Funded Trading Plus|
Proprietary firms have several ways of payment.
Here’s a table with the comparison between the payment methods accepted by Apex Trader Funding and Funded Trading Plus.
|Payment Types||Apex Trader Funding||Funded Trading Plus|