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The firm and our trader community carry deep venture capital backing from our partner Valo Holdings. Thus, the company’s finances are stable and secure — and capital investments are deployed with the objective of long-term success, rather than short-term gain.

We are a global virtual trading prop firm, based in the United States, helping traders around the world earn more on their trading skill. The SurgeTrader program was built with the following cornerstones:

Simple, straight forward trading rules


One OR TWO step evaluation

World-class customer support



All trader accounts are managed through ThinkMarkets.


SurgeTrader is backed by significant venture capital through our partner Valo Holdings.


SurgeTrader is headquartered in the heart of beautiful Naples, Florida in the United States of America.


To foster trust with the trader community, SurgeTrader remains transparent and open. Have a question? Just ask.

Our Story

We’ve all heard the stories of great companies that got their start in a garage or among friends in a college dorm. The SurgeTrader origin story isn’t all that different and began with an innocent conversation in a sushi restaurant.

As it often does, the conversation turned to the markets and business and, finally, a discussion around why most speculative traders fail. The group realized that the reason is not lack of talent or poor risk management, but the need to overleverage trading accounts to make a meaningful return for the time invested by the trader. Sure, a 30% per annum return on investment is great for your retirement portfolio – when it’s passive. But a 30% return on a $5,000 trading account is just $125 per month – and it takes countless hours behind the screen to make that happen. So, traders resort to utilizing massive leverage, as high as 500:1. While this can allow the trader to make an outsized return on investment, it leaves almost no room to take losses and avoid margin calls.

So how do we solve this problem? How can we harness the talent of good traders and put them into a position to succeed at trading for a living? The answer is not with gimmicky strategies or promises of a holy-grail algorithm. It’s a large enough virtual balance to make meaningful gains. If we can identify traders that possess a talent for navigating the markets and displaying sound risk management, the only missing piece is a large enough virtual balance to keep them from overtrading.

Thus, the SurgeTrader program was born. Backed by venture capital and developed by experienced market professionals, the Audition process that is SurgeTrader began to take shape.



Kenneth Smith III

I have tried many prop firms and found…

I have tried many prop firms and found Surge Trader to be the best one by far!!! The trading parameters are excellent and the support is top notch!!! I had an issue today and Brad Newman from Surge Trader support took care of my issue right away, and was efficient, professional and friendly.


Good customer service especially from…

Good customer service especially from Brad Newman.

Ali Dehkharqani

Satisfied with the website

Brad Newman helped me complete my purchase which was being failed.

Gian Godinez

Agent Audrie and her assistant Amy were…

Agent Audrie and her assistant Amy were very helpful with what I needed and wanted.


Amy answered my questions and gave me…

Amy answered my questions and gave me the guidance I needed to stay away from breaching my account. Great customer service.

Ron Earl

I spoke with Brad Newman about getting…

I spoke with Brad Newman about getting started with Surge Trader and he was able to answer all of my questions and got back to me very quickly.


Reached out today with some purchasing…

Reached out today with some purchasing questions and was help by Bradley. He did an amazing job, and was very fast and clear with his responses. It gave me all the faith in this prop firm!

Ehigiator Richard

Surgetrader customer support is…

Surgetrader customer support is superb,very polite and friendly as well. A great Thumbs up to Brad Newman for his excellent support
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Why is SurgeTrader the best option for trader accounts?

In this interview, find out why Chance enjoys being a part of the SurgeTrader roster of traders — from quick payouts to straightforward rules.

SurgeTrader has been recognized as the Best Overall Prop Trading Firm 2023 by Benzinga

SurgeTrader has been formally Awarded Best Prop Trading
Firm 2022
by Traders Union

Capitalize on your trading skills and amplify your returns
with a virtual trader account — you keep up to 90% of the gains.


A cornerstone of who we are at SurgeTrader is in making a difference through philanthropy — giving back to our communities and to organizations across the globe that need a helping hand. We believe that thriving communities can change the world, and that’s why SurgeTrader invests time, funds and resources in social impact programs.


Take the SurgeTrader Audition and supercharge your earning power with a virtual account. You can even check out the process for free.


Hypothetical performance results do not represent actual trading and are generally designed with the benefit of hindsight, which may under- or over-compensate for the impact of certain market factors, including lack of liquidity and price slippage. Furthermore, since hypothetical trading does not involve financial risk, no hypothetical performance results can completely account for the impact of certain factors associated with risk, including the ability of the customer or the advisor to withstand losses or to adhere to a particular trading program in the face of trading losses.