Gauntlet Mini

The Gauntlet Mini™

The Shortest Path to Becoming a Professional Trader

Choose account size

Choose account size

Begin your examination with $25,000, $50,000, $75,000, $100,000 or $150,000 in virtual starting capital

15 days

Trade at least 15 days

Complete the examination in as little as 15 days, or as long as you need.

Become a Pro

Get Funded

Pursue the career you’ve always wanted.


The Gauntlet Mini™ is an intraday futures trading exam that guarantees a funding offer for a live trading account by our trading partner on successful completion.

Our goal is to offer an opportunity for futures traders who have the skill, but lack the capital to become professional traders by bringing them together with a proprietary trading firm.

The Gauntlet Mini™ evaluates your trading performance using a set of rules you follow until you’ve traded on at least 15 days and reached the profit target specified by your account size.

These rules include some limits on your daily and total losses, number of contracts and events traded, but do not include a time limit.

The Gauntlet Mini™ works on a paid subscription basis and the examination lasts until you meet your target without breaking the rules or until you cancel your plan.

Gauntlet Mini™ Rules & FAQ

What are The Gauntlet Mini™ rules?

Gauntlet Mini™ candidates must adhere to a disciplined trading plan that incorporates the following rules. It is important to note that any deviation from the rules will result in termination of the Gauntlet Mini™ and force a restart of the program.

These rules include a check on consistency, limits on your daily and total losses and number of contracts, but do not include a time limit.

What offer will I receive upon successful completion?

If a candidate successfully completes The Gauntlet Mini™ they will receive a guaranteed offer of funding from a proprietary trading partner. The offer corresponds to the account parameters of The Gauntlet Mini™ account type they selected apart from the following key differences:

  • Profits can be withdrawn and are subject to an 80/20% profit split in the trader's favor.
  • Daily loss limits are permanently removed after the lower threshold of the trader's maximum drawdown reaches the account's starting balance. (For example after reaching $26,500 on a $25,000 account.)
  • Monthly data fees must be paid by the trader, unless they already have their own data feed.
  • Unscheduled absences of five consecutive trading days will result in account termination.

How much does the program cost?

Please click here to see the account prices.

How long is The Gauntlet Mini™?

The Gauntlet Mini™ takes a minimum of 15 days to complete, assuming that the candidate has traded on at least 15 days. There is no fixed end date. The Gauntlet Mini™ will continue until the candidate successfully meets the targets, or cancels their subscription. Please note that the monthly subscription does not reset the account. If you failed your Gauntlet Mini™ attempt, you have to reset.

Can I reset The Gauntlet Mini™?

Yes. You can reset the Gauntlet Mini™ at any time for $100.00, however the reset will not restart your billing period. The reset will simply revert your account back to its original starting balance.

What is included in the free education?

You have complimentary access to the entire Beginner Crash Course while you are subscribed to the Gauntlet Mini™. The Beginner Crash Course is a 62 lesson trading course, including over 60 detailed webinar topics with over 50 hours of content.

WHY CHOOSE THE Gauntlet Mini™?

  • Fast track to becoming a professional trader, shortest completion time is 15 trading days
  • Choose your own account size ranging from $25,000 to $150,000
  • Full access to Earn2Trade’s Beginner Crash Course education package during your subscription
  • Free NinjaTrader license during your evaluation
  • Complimentary 60 day access to Journalytix™ with your account ($78.00 value)
  • Favorable tax status for professional traders at Helios
  • The best customer service in the industry

Ready to kickstart your new career?

Subscribe now to our Gauntlet Mini™ and begin your path to professional trading

  • The Gauntlet Mini™
  • Trading Simulator (Data Feed Included *)
  • 60 day Journalytix License
  • Complimentary Access to the Beginner Crash Course over your Subscription Period
  • Guaranteed Funding Offer After Successful Completion




Approved Times

You may trade beginning when the exchange trading opens for your particular asset. Generally this is 5pm CT but may differ based on holiday or asset.

  • All positions and working orders must be closed by 3:10pm CT until 5pm CT.
  • HE/LE must be closed by 1:05pm CT until 5pm CT.
  • ZC/ZW/ZS/ZM/ZL must be closed between 7:45am-8:30am CT and then again between 1:20pm-5pm CT.

Trading can be conducted throughout the day except over public holidays and any times when the exchanges are closed.