In this article, we’ll be comparing two prop firms, The Trading Pit and ToptTier Trader.
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||The Trading Pit||TopTier Trader|
|Offices Location||Liechtenstein||Miami, Florida, USA|
|Keep First Profits||Challenge Fee||Challenge Fee|
Here’s a list of all instruments supported by The Trading Pit and ToptTier Trader. I divided the list into two parts to show CFDs products and Futures products.
|Instruments CFDs||The Trading Pit||TopTier Trader|
|Instruments Futures||The Trading Pit||TopTier Trader|
|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 The Trading Pit and ToptTier Trader different program types.
|Prop Firm Programs||The Trading Pit||TopTier Trader|
|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||The Trading Pit||TopTier Trader|
|Max Daily Loss|
|Max Daily Drawdown|
|Minimum Trading Days|
|Maximum Trading Days|
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 The Trading Pit and ToptTier Trader prop firms.
|One Step Rules||The Trading Pit||The Trading Pit||The Trading Pit||The Trading Pit||The Trading Pit||TopTier Trader|
|Program Name||Forex Lite||Forex Standard||Forex VIP||Futures Lite||Futures Standard||N/A|
|Max Daily Loss||3%||3%||3%||1%|
|Max Daily Drawdown|
|Minimum Trading Days||15||10||7||10||15|
|Maximum Trading Days||90||90||90||30||30|
|Profit Split||50%, up to 70%||50%, up to 70%||60%, up to 80%||50%||60%|
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 The Trading Pit and ToptTier Trader.
|Two Step Rules||The Trading Pit||The Trading Pit||The Trading Pit||TopTier Trader||TopTier Trader|
|Program Name||Forex Executive||Futures Executive||Futures VIP||Challenge||Challenge Plus|
|Profit Target Step 1||6%||2%||1.2%||10%||8%|
|Profit Target Step 2||4%||2%||1.2%||5%||5%|
|Max Daily Loss||3% + 2%||1.7% + 0.7%||1% + 0.4%|
|Max Daily Drawdown||5%||5%|
|Max Drawdown||8% + 6%||2.3% + 2.3%||2% + 2%|
|Min Trading Days Step 1||7||7||5||4||4|
|Min Trading Days Step 2||7||7||5||4||4|
|Max Trading Days Step 1||90 (total both phases)||30 (total both phases)||60 (total both phases)||40||40|
|Max Trading Days Step 2||90 (total both phases)||30 (total both phases)||60 (total both phases)||60||70|
|Profit Split||60%, up to 80%||60%||70%||80%, up to 90%||80%, up to 90%|
Trustpilot is a reputable platform when it comes to reviewing products and services.
Here is the rating that The Trading Pit and ToptTier Trader have on Trustpilot.
|Trustpilot Stats||The Trading Pit||TopTier Trader|
|Number of Reviews||98||2,575|
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 The Trading Pit and ToptTier Trader prop firms.
|Free Stuff||The Trading Pit||TopTier Trader|
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 The Trading Pit and ToptTier Trader prop firms.
|Trading Styles||The Trading Pit||TopTier Trader|
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 The Trading Pit and ToptTier Trader.
|Trading Hours||The Trading Pit||TopTier Trader|
|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 The Trading Pit and ToptTier Trader.
|Supported Platforms||The Trading Pit||TopTier Trader|
|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 The Trading Pit and ToptTier Trader prop firms.
|Leverage CFDs||The Trading Pit||The Trading Pit||TopTier Trader||TopTier Trader|
|Leverage Futures||The Trading Pit||The Trading Pit||TopTier Trader||TopTier Trader|
Proprietary firms have several ways of payment.
Here’s a table with the comparison between the payment methods accepted by The Trading Pit and ToptTier Trader.
|Payment Types||The Trading Pit||TopTier Trader|