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Gauntlet Mini

The Gauntlet Mini™


Choose YOUR account size

Start your evaluation on a virtual futures trading account ranging from $50,000 to $200,000.

15 days

Trade at least 15 days

Prove your skills over a period of at least 15 trading days.

Become a Pro


Pursue the career you’ve always wanted with a funded trading account.



The Gauntlet Mini™ is an intraday futures trading exam that guarantees trader funding by our proprietary trading firm partner upon 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 at least 15 days and reached the profit target specified by your account size. 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 or change your plan.

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The Gauntlet mini™ Rules

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  • Fast track to becoming a professional trader, shortest completion time is 15 trading days
  • One stage evaluation with simple and transparent rules
  • Choose your own virtual account size ranging from $50,000 to $200,000
  • Full access to Earn2Trade’s educational material during your subscription
  • Free NinjaTrader license during your evaluation
  • Complimentary 60 day access to Journalytix™ with your account ($78.00 value)
  • The best customer service in the industry

Gauntlet Mini™ FAQ

What is an End of Day Drawdown?

Your drawdown determines the minimum account balance you need to have to not fail the evaluation. An End of Day Drawdown only updates your minimum account balance at the end of the trading day based on the balance you have when the market closes. This type of drawdown makes it easier to know how high you should keep your account balance to avoid breaking the rules. You can learn more here.

What happens after you get funded?

Candidates who pass the Gauntlet Mini™ will receive a guaranteed offer for a funded trading account with our proprietary trading partner firm. The size of that account is the same as the starting size of the Gauntlet Mini™ account you used to pass the evaluation. There are two types of funded trading accounts available:
  • LiveSim© Accounts
  • Live Accounts

LiveSim© Accounts

LiveSim© accounts are paper trading accounts. From the trader’s perspective, they function the same as Live accounts, including withdrawing profits, but with a few added benefits:
  • LiveSim© has a quicker setup. Traders can start trading them within two business days of accepting the funding agreement.
  • LiveSim© traders get market data for their first exchange for free. Additional exchanges (second and onward) will still need to be paid out of pocket by the trader.
  • LiveSim© accounts calculate drawdown the same way as your Gauntlet Mini™ attempt. See the relevant FAQ explaining the drawdown calculation here.

LiveSim© is only available until you make your first $5,000 (minus the 20% profit split). After that, you will switch to a live account.

Live Accounts

Traders who choose to start trading on a Live account cannot return to a LiveSim© account afterward.

  • Live accounts take longer to set up because they require filing paperwork with a broker.
  • Monthly data fees on Live accounts are $105 for each exchange, including the first.
  • Live accounts calculate trailing drawdown based on intraday, open equity gains and losses.

How much does the program cost?

Candidates are billed for their Gauntlet Mini™ subscription every 30 days until they cancel. There is no subscription fee for funded traders.

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 video, webinar and lesson library while you are subscribed to the Gauntlet Mini™. A 62-lesson trading course, including over 60 detailed webinar topics with over 50 hours of content.

What is the Commission on the Gauntlet™/Gauntlet Mini™?

Traders have the choice to select their preferred commission schedules on the Gauntlet Mini™ during the account setup procedure starting from November 1, 2022. They can choose between the default ($2.02 per contract) and the live commission structures (this mirrors the commissions schedule as offered by the prop firms). For more information please see:

Get a Funded Trading Account

Subscribe now and start your path to professional trading with the Gauntlet Mini™

  • The Gauntlet Mini™ Trader Funding Evaluation
  • Free NinjaTrader and/or Finamark license
  • Trading Simulator (Data Feed Included *)
  • 60 day Journalytix License
  • Access to Our Full Catalog of Educational Material During Your Subscription
  • 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.

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