CLASSIC & STANDARD
FTP FAQs

GETTING STARTED

Once you sign up, we will send your logins within an hour. If you sign up on the weekend, we will send you the logins by Monday AM (UK Time). If you don't find your email with the logins, please make sure to double-check your spam folder.

If you still can't find the login email, please email our support at [email protected], and one of our team members will send you the logins asap.

While the programs are the same once you become a Portfolio Manager, the main difference lies in some of the rules of the Evaluations.

Below are the differences:

Standard Funding Evaluation:

  1. Max Evaluation Time = 6 Months.
  2. Profit Target = 9%. 
  3. Max Loss Style = 5% Absolute Drawdown.
  4. Active Trading Days = 30 ATD.

Classic Funding Evaluation:

  1. Max Evaluation Time = 12 Months.
  2. Profit Target = 7%. 
  3. Max Loss Style = 5% Relative Drawdown.
  4. Active Trading Days = 30 ATD.

Unfortunately, we don't allow for free trials at the moment but we will work towards providing one in the future.

At the moment we don't offer free trials but we offer

  1. a 5% Discount on the next Classic or Standard Evaluation purchase if you failed previously on the last Evaluation on the same funding program, and
  2. a 10% discount on the next Classic Evaluation purchase if you failed previously on the last Direct Funding Account.

Please note that discounts are given in a form of Cashback. So, please once you purchase an evaluation again, email [email protected] requesting your 5% or 10% Cashback. 

There is no limit on the number of evaluations that you can have at the same time. However, for PMs or Direct Funding accounts, you can have a max of 2 at the same time. So, this means either 2 PM accounts or 2 DFs accounts or 1 PM and 1 DF account.

Yes, absolutely! If you have 2 PM or DF accounts, you can merge both into 1 account. However, the balance must be positive at the time of merging the accounts.

We ask for KYC once passing the Evaluation to verify your identity. Therefore, we will ask for one of the following:

  1. Proof of Address: Internet Bill, Utility Bill, Tax Document.
  2. Proof of Identity: ID, Passport, or Driving Licence. 

Currently, we are only offering MetaTrader5 for Windows and Max OS.

Our spreads are one of the lowest in the market at an average of 0.3 pips on EURUSD.

FAQs - Spreads 1

When signing up, we will provide you with the CTI Proprietary Rules & Guidance Tool, which You can add directly to your trading chart to help you monitor your performance during all phases of the Funded Trader Program and avoid violating any rules.

Yes, of course. We recommend using ForexVPS as it is one company that offers a good price value with great features.

CTI's server is located in Amsterdam, so if you want the lowest latency possible, then it's best that you choose your VPS location in Amsterdam.

Yes, of course, we do! We encourage everyone to join our affiliate program to start earning with CTI 5% on any evaluation sign up and £50 on any Direct Funding sign up

You could also start earning today by joining the Affiliate Program here.

We main payment method on our website is using a credit or debit card.

We also accept alternative payment methods using any cryptocurrency of your choice (BTC, USDT, Dodge, XRP, DAI) and Bank Wire. Please email our support via email to request paying in any of the alternative payment methods mentioned above.

Yes, of course! We have a large community of funded traders on our Discord Server. You are welcome to join and get in touch via the link below:

Click Here To Join Our Discord Community

Withdrawals & Payouts

As a general policy, your withdrawal must be processed as a refund to the card with which you paid.

Once the withdrawal amount exceeds the payment amount, we can process your withdrawal with any of the following payment methods PayPal, Transferwise, and Revolut.

However, if you have special requests in regards to where you prefer the payment to be sent, please email [email protected]

As a PM, you need to send us an email requesting a withdrawal at the end of the month, specifying the amount you wish to withdraw and the amount you wish to leave in your account.

With every withdrawal request, CTI will also withdraw its 40% profit share. 

You can make a withdrawal request once a month, during the last five days of the month, and you should allow up to 7 days to receive your withdrawal payment.

All Portfolio managers have the option to withdraw profits monthly or keep funds in as a buffer against drawdown; withdrawing will not impact the account growth of the program. 

For example, suppose you passed the $12.5k evaluation and became a Portfolio Manager on the $50K fully funded account. In that case, you will have a profit target of $5,000 (10%). If, in this case, in your first month, you make a profit of $3,000 (6%), bringing the account balance to $53,000; you will have three choices:

  1. Withdraw the total amount.
  2. Withdraw a partial amount.
  3. Keep the funds in as an extra buffer against drawdown. 

Suppose you request a withdrawal of your 60% profit share, which in this example is $1800. Then, CTI will also withdraw its 40% profit share ($1,200) from the funded account. Thus, the account balance will drop to $50,000, and the trader’s fixed stop out level will remain $47,500. 

However, after withdrawal, you will only have to make the remaining $2,000 (4%) to complete the profit target objective in the following time. This is because you have a target to generate $5,000 profit $ in total, and CTI will not penalise you for withdrawing as you gradually make profits. 

CTI wants you to trade at your own pace and without any restrictions; therefore, you don't have any minimum trading days or max time limits to generate the 10% profit target.

Whenever you achieve the 10% profit target, you should close all your open positions, and CTI will pay you the profit share percentage according to your PM level and upgrade your account to the next PM level.

All our traders are independent contractors who get the option to withdraw profits monthly. Thus they are responsible for their own taxes in their own respective countries.
The best way to go about this is to ask an accountant in your city who can give you advice based on your circumstances.

Due to strict regulations around businesses making payments in Crypto in the UK, we don't offer payouts in Crypto. However, we are actively working on finding a solution to provide payouts in Crypto.

Evaluation & PM / Direct funding Rules

Absolutely you can! There are no restrictions on how long you would leave your trades open.

We are giving 1 full year unconditionally to make a 7% profit target on the Classic Evaluation.

We also give a generous 6 months to make the 9% profit target on the Standard Evaluation.

Therefore, we believe that this is more than enough to pass the Evaluations and hit the targets.

If you require to take some time off, then you would need to email [email protected] before taking the break to freeze your account for a max of two months.

For more info, watch our YouTube video here.

Absolutely! we understand how annoying it can be to not be able to trade during market volatility. So we make it available for you to trade during any low, medium, or high impact news.

However, you must not enter trades at the exact same time as the "High" Impact News (In red) release because it causes slippage.

You must open the trade at least 3 minutes before or 3 minutes after the High Impact News Release. 

If you have the trade already open before the High Impact News release, that's fine. You can manage trades as you may wish with no issues.

If you happen to enter within the 6 min time window, this will not disqualify you but any profits made will not be counted.

High Impact News releases are any news marked in RED on Forex Factory Economic Calendar, such as Interest Rates, FOMC, NFP, etc...

We encourage independent traders and thinkers who can manage our capital and be consistently profitable. 

Therefore, Copy Trading is allowed only if you are copying from your personal trading account; you would need to provide proof of this further down the line showing the MT5 statement of the trading account you are copying to match with the trading account you manage for us.

It is prohibited to copy other traders, other strategies, or other people copy trade programs according to our funding terms and conditions:

  • "11.2.5.‎ The use of the Funded Trader Program for any other purpose than the authenticity of the ‎individual ‎trading."; and 
  • "11.2.7.‎ Group Trading (Manually or Using the same EA by one individual on Multiple accounts, ‎and/or by Multiple Individuals on Multiple Accounts); and
  • "‎11.2.8.‎ Social Trading, Copy Trading, and any mirrored trading activity.‎

When you are a Portfolio Manager, you can stay up to 2 months without any trading activity, after which we will freeze your account. CTI reserves the right to terminate the account if the trader is not trading the Portfolio Manager account for more than 2 months and did not notify us about taking a break from trading as we need to allocate the capital to active Portfolio Managers.

However, please email us to unfreeze your account once you're ready to continue your journey with us.

Email: [email protected]

You can trade with algorithms or EAs if you developed the EA or bought one that you use personally, with some exceptions.

In some cases, when buying an EA online, multiple traders end up using the same EAs resulting in mirrored trading activity and/or copy trading, where the same trades are taken on two or more accounts.

This activity is prohibited according to points 11.2.7.‎ "Group Trading (Manually or using the same EA by one individual on multiple accounts ‎and/or by multiple individuals on multiple accounts)" and ‎11.2.8.‎ "Social Trading, Copy Trading, and any mirrored trading activity."

Our company diversifies its risk by having traders trading different strategies among different strategies.

Also, CTI prohibits Martin Gale, High-Frequency Trading, Ultra-Fast Scalping, Latency Arbitrage Trading, Any Tick Scalping Strategies, any Copy Trading of other person ‎signals, any Reverse Arbitrage Trading, any Hedge Arbitrage Trading, and the use of any emulators according to point 11.2.6 of our terms and conditions.

You do NOT get disqualified immediately if you make a genuine mistake. CTI is flexible and does not try to catch you on genuine mistakes regarding the following rules.

1. Exceeding the max 1.5% max Stop Loss risk per position.
2. Closing trades without a Stop Loss.

When breaking any of the rules above, you will be given 2 warnings or notices to not repeatedly violate the conditions above, after which CTI will terminate the funded account on the 3rd warning given the trader's failure to adhere to CTI risk management policies.

Also, any profits you made, violating one of the rules above, will not be counted towards the final target.

For more info please watch our YouTube video (click here).

The only way you would get disqualified immediately is if you hit your Max Loss allowed on any of the funding options (Classic, Standard, Portfolio Managers, & Direct Funding) specified in each of our Terms and Conditions of Funding.

For more info please watch our YouTube video (click here).

No. The evaluation period is up to 1 year for the Classic FTP and up to 6 months for the Standard FTP.

However, suppose you complete all the requirements before the max evaluation time limit. In that case, you will be upgraded to the Portfolio Manager with a fully funded account immediately, as long as you have met all the other requirements.

We use the time requirement to show us that you will be a responsible trader and trust to allocate a larger amount of our capital to you. Carry on trading the same way until you reach the evaluation profit target.

Our statistical data has proven that all traders who don't use a stop loss, end up not surviving in trading therefore, we require you to place a stop loss on every trade inside the MT5 Terminal.

Otherwise, our risk management system will flag these trades as violations, and any trades closed without a stop loss will not count towards the target nor your 30 Active Trading Days and any profits made without using a stop loss would not be eligible.