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When choosing a prop firm partner, traders have many choices. What makes SurgeTrader different from The Funded Trader (TFT)?

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SurgeTrader vs. THE FUNDED TRADER (TFT)?

Traders have many options to solve their challenge of undercapitalization. Specifically, though, why should you choose SurgeTrader vs. The Funded Trader (TFT)? We’ve laid out the SurgeTrader vs. TFT differences*** below for you to make an informed decision.

Entry-Level Accounts ($25K-50K)
Mid-Tier Accounts ($100K-400K)
Large Accounts ($500K+)
$1 Million Account
Funded with Real Money
One-Step Funding Process
Simple, Straightforward Rules
Simple Scaling Plan
First Withdrawal Waiting Period None 30 Days
Payout Execution Time Same Day 2-3 Days
Profit Split Up to 90% 80%**
Minimum Trading Days None Yes
Trading Period None None

* Logos and trademarks belong to their respective owners and are included here for comparison purposes only. This comparison is accurate as of July 18, 2023.
** Standard accounts can be scaled to over $400K and scaled up to a 90% profit split.
*** All information based on The Funded Trader’s Standard Challenge.

How is SurgeTrader
Different than THE FUNDED TRADER (TFT)?

SurgeTrader is different than The Funded Trader (TFT), with an exceptionally simple one-step funding model, where traders take an Audition with simple rules, no minimum trading days and no time restrictions. 
With our program, traders take an Audition in a demo environment, and once they achieve a 10% profit target, they receive login credentials to a funded account — up to $1 million in real money, not a demo account like TFT offers, and TFT’s challenge accounts are only available up to $400,000.
SurgeTraders keep up to 90% of the profits they earn from the very start if they purchase an addon, but with TFT you have to scale up for at least 3 months before you can earn a 90% payout.

When it comes to funded accounts, traders have many choices in the prop trading industry. What makes SurgeTrader stand out above companies like The Funded Trader?

All live accounts are funded with real money.

Some firms — like The Funded Trader — do not fund accounts with real money. Traders are still on a demo account once they pass the challenge. This means that they only pay out the winners, and those payouts are a huge liability for their profits. Prop firms like TFT make money when their traders fail the challenge, so they offer complicated multi-step funding models — or a program with complex rules and stringent minimum trading days. Not SurgeTrader. Since we fund accounts with real money, we want traders to pass and be profitable.

You get the best trader support in the business.

When we developed SurgeTrader, we asked ourselves, “How can we stand out?” The answer is incredible customer service that goes above and beyond our competitors. We’ve committed significant resources so that traders can speak to a live person and ask questions or get support by phone, chat or email, during regular business hours. We challenge you to find another firm that makes it easy to talk to someone and get the answers you need.

We built our program as a one-step process with simple rules.

Other prop firms like The Funded Trader have complex rules designed to profit off failed traders. SurgeTrader features a one-step Audition with just a couple of clear, easy-to-understand trading rules. No multiple phases. No long list of hard-to-understand rules. No 3-month scaling plans.

There are no time limits on the Audition.

You can pass our Audition at your own pace — whether that’s in 3 hours or 3 months, and you decide how many days that you want to trade, with no minimums. Some programs at TFT mandate that you have to trade for at least 3 days, which may cause you to overtrade. With SurgeTrader, it’s simple. Take all the time that your strategy needs and make as many (or as few) trades as you need to be profitable.

Request a withdrawal on day 1… and receive the funds same day.

When you earn profits in a funded account, we believe that’s your money to do with as you please. So, if you make profits on the first day of trading a live account, you can request a withdrawal. With The Funded Trader's Standard Challenge, you have to wait 30 days to access your own money. Payout processing is usually provided same day at SurgeTrader.

Maximum allocation of nearly $2 million.

SurgeTraders are permitted to have one account of each account size — for a maximum capital allocation of over $1.9 million. The Funded Trader standard account has a maximum allocation of $400K — with the potential to scale slightly larger through multiple complicated scaling phases, each of which takes 3 months to complete. It would take you at least a full year of scaling from a $400,000 account to achieve the same $1 million account that you could purchase on your first day with SurgeTrader.

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Our Packages

*  Standard profit share of 75% can be increased to 90% with add-on purchase.
** Standard Leverage can be increased up to 20:1 with add-on purchase & applies only to FX & metals.


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*  Standard profit share of 75% can be increased to 90% with add-on purchase. ** Standard Leverage of 10:1 can be increased up to 20:1 with add-on purchase & applies only to FX & metals.


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