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  • Why One Trade or One Day Isn't Enough
    You cannot pass the challenge in one trade or in one day. If you do, your account will be reverted to the starting balance. This rule is in place to help us determine who is eligible for real funding and who is not. Passing the challenge or making a profit in one trade does not allow us to accurately assess your trading skills and can lead to issues.
  • The Beginner Phase (Phase I)
    The first phase, also known as the 'beginner' phase, is designed to test your trading skills. During this phase, you must achieve an 8% profit target without violating any rules. Once you have successfully passed this phase, you will progress to the next stage, also known as the 'Intermediate' phase.
  • Trading Strategy
    You have the freedom to trade as you wish. You can use Expert Advisors (EAs), hold positions during news events, keep trades open over the weekend, and trade with leverage-appropriate lot sizes. However, certain trading activities meant to exploit MetaTrader's inefficiencies (like gap trading, high-frequency trading, server spamming, latency arbitrage, toxic trading flow, hedging, long-short arbitrage, reverse arbitrage, tick scalping, server execution, or trading with opposite accounts) are strictly prohibited. Additionally, copying or managing accounts through third-party vendors will lead to account termination. Using a third-party Expert Advisor is allowed if it's a trade or risk manager, but any other third-party Expert Advisor usage will result in the denial of evaluation, loss of payout, and account closure.
  • IP Address
    The region of your IP address(es) used to purchase the Evaluation, log in to our www.appacf.online, Phase 1 "Beginner" trading account, Phase 2 "Intermediate" trading account, and the Expert trading account should align. If our Risk Team detects a change in region, they may reach out to you to confirm and request verification.
  • Refunds
    ‍All traders who pass Phase 1 and Phase 2 will receive a refund of their fees with their 4th payout.
  • Payouts & Profit Split
    15 Day Payouts + 80% profit split A trader is eligible to request a payout every 15 day after the first executed trade on the expert also known as (funded) account. There will be an 80% profit split applied. Get paid via cryptocurrency, bank transfer, or Revolut.
  • Maximum Loss Limit
    The Maximum Loss Limit is the amount the equity or balance can't go below. This rule is set to 10% of the initial account size. For example, if the trader has a $10.000 account and the Maximum Loss Limit is 10%, the equity or balance can't go below $900.00 at any moment.
  • Free Retake
    You are eligible for a free retake if you breach the rules related to maximum drawdown or daily drawdown. However, you are not eligible for a free retake if you breach any other rules, such as using pass challenge services, changing your IP address, or engaging in practices like gap trading, high-frequency trading, server spamming, latency arbitrage, toxic trading flow, hedging, long-short arbitrage, reverse arbitrage, tick scalping, server execution, or trading with opposite accounts. During a free retake, you will receive an identical account, but with half the maximum drawdown and daily drawdown limits. For example, the maximum drawdown will become 5%, and the maximum daily drawdown will become 2.5%. The profit target remains the same. Please note that there is no free retake available for the Expert account, also known as the funded account.
  • Maximum Daily Loss
    The Maximum Daily Loss is the most you can lose in a day while trading. We calculate it based on either your equity or balance, using the higher value. This limit is set at 5% of your starting equity or balance each day. The rule ensures that your total losses, including any profits or losses from your trades on that day, do not exceed this limit. This limit resets daily at 00:00 CE(S)T/server time.
  • Inactivity
    Any trading account inactive for 28 days will be automatically suspended.
  • Copy Trading
    Copying trades, entering the same trades as others, or using signal services is not permitted and will result in a breach.
  • News Trading
    You can keep your trades open during news releases and over the weekend. However, any profits from trades opened within 4 minutes before or after high-impact news events won't count. Our system will automatically close these trades. If you make profits within this 8-minute window, they will be deducted. We rely on TradingView for our news calendar. If these deductions push your losses beyond the daily limit, you're responsible for the violation.
  • Tradable instrument
    You can trade Forex, Crypto, Indices, Metals & Energies
  • The Intermediate Phase (Phase 2)
    In the Intermediate Phase (Phase 2), the goal is to confirm your trading skills and ensure that it wasn't just luck that brought you to this stage. During this stage, you will need to achieve a simulated profit target of 5% without violating any rules.
  • Which instruments can I trade?
    You can trade Forex, Crypto, Indices, Metals & Energies with RAW spreads. Forex and Metals have a 5$ commission per lot. Crypto, Indices, and Oil are commission-free. The leverage for forex is 1:30, Metals 1:30, Indices 1:20, Energies 1:10 and Crypto 1:2. Lot size limit per click There are NO LOT SIZE RESTRICTIONS at all. You can open as many lots as the margin/leverage allows for. However, to avoid extreme market conditions for higher volumes there are limits on the lot size that can be opened in one click/trade. Metatrader will not allow higher lot sizes in one click. There is NO RESTRICTION and NO VIOLATION on the number of lots you can have open at any given time. This is just a limitation per trade.
  • What is the KYC process?
    After our team has approved your evaluation, you will have to complete the Know Your Customer (KYC) process. The verification can be done via the dashboard (Settings > Verify). Additionally, there will be a notification on top of your dashboard to notify you about the verification process. The entire verification and approval process typically takes just a couple of minutes. This process involves the following steps: 1. Proof of Identity. You can use the following documents: Government ID; Driver's license; Permanent residence permit; Passport. 2. A selfie. 3. Proof of Address. Examples of documents that are accepted: Utility bills such as Landline Telephone Bills, Gas bill or Electricity bill; Bank Account Statement; Proof of residence issued by a Notary public or a Government Authority; Identity card or document with an address that is issued by a Central or State Government.
  • Expert Advisor (EA) usage on Evaluation and Expert Account
    You have the freedom to trade as you wish. You can use Expert Advisors (EAs), hold positions during news events, keep trades open over the weekend, and trade with leverage-appropriate lot sizes. However, certain trading activities meant to exploit MetaTrader's inefficiencies (like gap trading, high-frequency trading, server spamming, latency arbitrage, toxic trading flow, hedging, long-short arbitrage, reverse arbitrage, tick scalping, server execution, or trading with opposite accounts) are strictly prohibited. During the expert account phase, you are not permitted to use an EA (Expert Advisor), as we aim to assess your skills rather than rely on a random bot. Additionally, copying or managing accounts through third-party vendors will lead to account termination. Using a third-party Expert Advisor is allowed if it's a trade or risk manager, but any other third-party Expert Advisor usage will result in the denial of evaluation, loss of payout, and account closure.
  • What are the rules of a Expert account, aka "Funded Account"?
    The first phase, also known as the 'beginner' phase, is designed to test your trading skills. During this phase, you must achieve an 8% profit target without violating any rules. Once you have successfully passed this phase, you will progress to the next stage, also known as the 'Intermediate' phase. In the Intermediate Phase (Phase 2), the goal is to confirm your trading skills and ensure that it wasn't just luck that brought you to this stage. During this stage, you will need to achieve a simulated profit target of 5% without violating any rules. The Maximum Daily Loss is the most you can lose in a day while trading. We calculate it based on either your equity or balance, using the higher value. This limit is set at 5% of your starting equity or balance each day. The rule ensures that your total losses, including any profits or losses from your trades on that day, do not exceed this limit. This limit resets daily at 00:00 CE(S)T/server time. The Maximum Loss Limit is the amount the equity or balance can't go below. This rule is set to 10% of the initial account size. For example, if the trader has a $10.000 account and the Maximum Loss Limit is 10%, the equity or balance can't go below $9.000 at any moment. You are eligible for a free retake if you breach the rules related to maximum drawdown or daily drawdown. However, you are not eligible for a free retake if you breach any other rules, such as using pass challenge services, changing your IP address, or engaging in practices like gap trading, high-frequency trading, server spamming, latency arbitrage, toxic trading flow, hedging, long-short arbitrage, reverse arbitrage, tick scalping, server execution, or trading with opposite accounts. During a free retake, you will receive an identical account, but with half the maximum drawdown and daily drawdown limits. For example, the maximum drawdown will become 5%, and the maximum daily drawdown will become 2.5%. The profit target remains the same. Please note that there is no free retake available for the Expert account, also known as the funded account. During the Evaluation (Beginner and Intermediate) You are allowed to hold trades over the weekend and trade during the news in the evaluation stage.
  • Who is Astra Capital Funding
    We entered the industry because we want to combat firms in this field that manipulate and deny traders' payouts for their own benefit, crushing the dreams of those seeking a better life and erasing the smiles from their faces as they anticipate a payout that gets declined. It's a harsh reality. We are not in favor of the idea that you should only have one attempt to pass the challenge. That's why we've introduced a free retake feature. If you don't succeed in the challenge, you'll have the opportunity for a fresh start on a new account, completely free of charge.
  • How long can I be inactive on a trading account?
    If any trading account is inactive for 30 days it will be automatically suspended.
  • Is there a second chance,"Free Retry"?
    You are eligible for a free retake if you breach the rules related to maximum drawdown or daily drawdown. However, you are not eligible for a free retake if you breach any other rules, such as using pass challenge services, changing your IP address, or engaging in practices like gap trading, high-frequency trading, server spamming, latency arbitrage, toxic trading flow, hedging, long-short arbitrage, reverse arbitrage, tick scalping, server execution, or trading with opposite accounts. During a free retake, you will receive an identical account, but with half the maximum drawdown and daily drawdown limits. For example, the maximum drawdown will become 5%, and the maximum daily drawdown will become 2.5%. The profit target remains the same. Please note that there is no free retake available for the Expert account, also known as the funded account.
  • How do I request a payout?
    On your dashboard, navigate to the payout request section, select the simulated trading account, and easily request a payout by clicking on the account. Then, choose your preferred payout method, and we will process your payment within 24 hours.
  • What are the forbidden strategies?
    Trade the way you want. Use an "EA", hold during news, hold trades over the weekend and trade lot sizes as big as the leverage allows for. However, Any Trading activities that are used to take advantage of MetaTrader inefficiencies (Gap trading, high frequency trading, server spamming, latency arbitrage, toxic trading flow, hedging, long short arbitrage, reverse arbitrage, tick scalping, server execution, opposite account trading) are all prohibited trading plus copy trading or account management by a third-party vendor will result in account termination, such activities with Astra Capiatl Funding will result in account termination. Keep in mind that using a third-party Expert Advisor is allowed as long as it is a trade or risk manager. Using any other third-party Expert Advisor is not allowed. This will lead to a denial of the evaluation or payout and closure of the account. Remember! YOUR IDEAS, OUR RISK. To get funded and grow as a trader you should be able to trade and have the right set of skills. YOU CANNOT CHEAT YOUR WAY IN. Note: We search for unique traders and strategies. Using a third-party Expert Advisor (EA) is not allowed unless it is a risk or trade manager. This will lead to a denial of the evaluation or payout and closure of the account. The Maximum Daily Loss is the most you can lose in a day while trading. We calculate it based on either your equity or balance, using the higher value. This limit is set at 5% of your starting equity or balance each day. The rule ensures that your total losses, including any profits or losses from your trades on that day, do not exceed this limit. This limit resets daily at 00:00 CE(S)T/server time.
  • Is there a scaling plan?
    Not at the moment, but don't worry. We are developing and will provide you with the best scaling plan ever over time.
  • News Trading during the expert phase (also known as funded)
    You can keep your trades open during news releases and over the weekend. However, any profits from trades opened within 4 minutes before or after high-impact news events won't count. Our system will automatically close these trades. If you make profits within this 8-minute window, they will be deducted. We rely on TradingView for our news calendar. If these deductions push your losses beyond the daily limit, you're responsible for the violation.
  • What is slippage?
    The conditions are simulated live market conditions. If you use higher lot sizes, the chance of slippage increases. Volatile market moments increase the chance even more, which can not be controlled. What is slippage? Slippage is when your order isn't precisely filled due to the absence of a matching order at that specific price point in the order book. As a result, your trade will be executed at the closest available price.
  • Can I sign up for multiple challenges?
    Yes, you can sign up for multiple challenges, but the total funded capital can not exceed $600.000
  • What happens if I breach a rule?
    If you breach any trading objective, all your open trades will be closed, your limit & stop orders will be cancelled and the account is switched to view-only mode. In your account dashboard on our website, you will see which trading objective(s) you have breached with the exact time. Also, we will notify you by E-mail if we detect a breach of a trading objective. If you are eligible for a task, you will also receive it.
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