Author: Eduardo Montero
Last Updated on June 5, 2023
If you are interested in finding the best proprietary trading firms on the market that do not require a minimum trading days, the following comparison table shows what I consider to be the best options that do not apply any limits.
No minimum trading days prop firms
|Prop Firm||Balance / Fee||Min Trading Days||Profit Split||Profit Target||Max. Drawdown||Instruments||Leverage||Visit|
25k balance for $250
50k balance for $400
100k balance for $700
250k balance for $1.8k
500k balance for $3.5k
1m balance for $6.5k
No minimum trading days on any account. 1-step audition process.
(or 90% with add-on purchase)
5% (Daily loss limit).
8% (Max trailing drawdown).
Forex, Stocks and Crypto.
1:10 Forex, 1:5 Stocks and 1:2 Crypto.
25k balance for $229
50k for $299
100k balance for $499
200k balance for $899
Prices for Rapid Challenge.
No minimum days requirements (in Rapid Challenge or Knight Challenge).
80% (90% with scaling)
8% for Phase 1.
5% for Phase 2.
5% Max Daily Loss.
8% Max Loss.
Forex, Metals, Indices and Crypto.
Varies according to account, instrument, style and phase.
Example: Rapid Challenge Up to 1:100
25k balance for $228
50k balance for $338
100k balance for $588
250k balance for $988
Prices for E8 Accounts.
0 minimum trading days (in any program, whether E8, E8 Track or ELEV8).
8% for Step 1.
5% for Step 2.
5% Daily Drawdown.
8% Overall Drawdown.
You can scale your overall drawdown up to 14%
Forex, Commodities, Indices, Equities, and Cryptocurrencies.
FX Majors up to 1:100.
FX Exotics up to 1:50.
Commodities and Indices up to 1:50.
Cryptos up to 1:5.
$3,500 balance for £119
$10,000 balance for £299
$15,000 balance for £349
$22,500 balance for £449
Scaling plan up to $2,880,000
No minimum trading days (neither in the Evaluation Program nor in the Instant Funding Program).
50% (level 1) up to 80% (level 7)
10% (Low Risk Mode).
25% (Aggressive Mode).
5% (of the balance of each level on scaling plan).
Forex, Indices, Commodities and Metals.
Up to 1:50 (Low Risk Mode).
Up to 1:100 (Aggressive Mode).
$6,000 balance for €235
$10,000 balance for €385
$20,000 balance for €745
Scaling plan up to $4,000,000
Prop firm with no minimum trading days (in Bootcamp Challenge or Instant Funding Program).
6%-7% (Low Risk Mode).
12% (Aggressive Mode).
6% of the balance at LV1 and LV2 of the scaling plan. 4% at higher levels.
1:10 (Low Risk Mode).
1:30 (Aggressive Mode).
As you can see from the list above there are some prop trading firms with no minimum trading days on any of their funded accounts and others firms that do not impose minimum trading days on some accounts but do so on others:
In the first group we have Surgetrader (see in-depth review of Surgetrader) where there are no trading day restrictions on any account. In this prop firm, the evaluation process (SurgeTrader Audition) is a one-stage process, the trading rules are simple and as soon as you reach the 10% profit target without breaching the risk criteria, you move on to manage an account funded with real money. In the case of FTUK there are no minimum trading days either on the evaluation accounts (you start on a demo account) or on the instant funding accounts where you start on a real account from the very first moment. In this link you can see which are the best prop firms with instant funding. Finally we have E8 Funding which is a prop firm with 3 different programmes (E8 Accounts, E8 Track and ELEV8 Accounts), all of them with no minimum trading days, which are adapted to various types of traders. For example the access fees on the E8 Track accounts are lower but the evaluation process is usually longer as it is divided into 3 steps. If you want to see a price comparison here are the cheapest prop firms.
In the second group we have The Funded Trader (The Funded Trader review), in which there are no minimum trading days in the Rapid challenge or Knight challenge accounts but there are in the Standard challenge (3 days minimum) and Royal challenge (5 days minimum) and The5%ers with no minimum time in Bootcamp challenge and the Instant funding programme but with a minimum of 3 profitable days in the High-stake challenge.
Other of the main and best known proprietary trading firms on the market unfortunately impose minimum trading days and therefore cannot be included in this table. These are the cases of:
Topstep: Minimum of 5 trading days in step 1 and no minimum trading days in step 2 of the Trading Combine evaluation programme. Here you can see the features of TopstepTrader.
My Forex Funds: You must trade a minimum of 5 trading days to pass the assessment. See our My Forex Funds review for more information.
FTMO: You must trade at least 4 days in Step 1 and another 10 days in Step 2 of the evaluation process. Here is a review of FTMO and its main advantages and disadvantages.
I hope you found this information useful and it will help you find the best prop firm with no minimum trading days that fits your preferences.