The Gauntlet™

Proving your skills can be the gateway to changing your career

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Prove Your Skills

Prove Your Skills

Test yourself in a realistic enviroment to see if you have what it takes to begin trading professionally.

Exceed Expectations

Get an Offer

Get a funding offer from our partner company.

Become a Pro

Become a Professional Trader

Pursue the career you've always wanted.

Everything About the Gauntlet™

The Gauntlet™ is a custom developed Futures trading evaluation tool that will help you determine if you are ready to trade live in the Futures market, and it is the final step in our education program. The evaluation is based on a few hard rules enabling the trader maximum flexibility in pursuing their preferred trading strategy. It should be attempted after finishing the Beginner Crash Course and spending significant time on a trading simulator. Those with ample experience in the market already can attempt to pass The Gauntlet™ as well.

We've partnered with a proprietary trading firm to validate your Gauntlet™ performance. Upon successful completion of The Gauntlet™ your results will be sent to our proprietary trading partner, who will review your results and bring you on as a funded trading partner of their firm. Earn2Trade will also issue you a certificate upon successful completion as a symbol of passing The Gauntlet™.

What are The Gauntlet™ rules?

We acknowledge that every single trader is different, and our proprietary trading partners are looking for diversified traders. Therefore, we only have a few rules in order to successfully pass The Gauntlet™.

1) Manage a $25,000.00 virtual account over a 60 calendar day period
2) Submit a Trading Plan in the Dashboard
3) Trade a minimum of 30 calendar days and once per week
4) Reach a 10% profit target by the end of The Gauntlet™
5) 10% Maximum drawdown

Candidates also have the option of choosing preset stop losses, daily losses and weekly loss limits, as well as setting their own additional rules for the 60-day evaluation period. It's important to note that if a candidate chooses to set their own rules, they should do their best to abide by them.

What offer will I receive upon successful completion?

If a candidate successfully completes The Gauntlet™ they will receive a guaranteed funding offer from one of our proprietary trading partners. The offer contains, but is not limited to three main points, including the funding amount, the maximum drawdown and the profit split.

Funding Amount
$25,000.00. All of the funds are available for the traders from day one as available margin.

Profit Split

The maximum drawdown depends on your performance in the Gauntlet™ and is based on the following chart:

Drawdown in Gauntlet Drawdown Offered
2% or less $2,500 and a full refund
3% or less $2,000
4.5% or less $1,750
7% or less $1,500
10% or less $1,000

Here's an example of a real offer sent to a successful candidate from Helios Trading Partners.


How much does the program cost?

The Gauntlet™ is a one time payment of $429.00 for the entire 60-day examination period. There is no automated rebilling.

How long is The Gauntlet™?

The Gauntlet™ is 60 calendar days. It cannot be completed in an earlier time period than the entire 60 days, even if the profit target is met earlier. The intention of The Gauntlet™ is to gauge how a candidate will trade over the entire period, even if the minimum profit target is hit earlier.

Can I reset The Gauntlet™?

Yes. If you’re currently taking the Gauntlet you can reset it at $229, and you will need to trade for 60 calendar days starting from the reset.

Please note that you can only get the reset price of the Gauntlet before you go over the 10% drawdown limit or go one week without trading.

Does my 60-day evaluation period start immediately upon purchasing The Gauntlet™?

After the purchase, you will have 72 hours to set up and start your Gauntlet™. If you don't set up and start your Gauntlet™ for more than 72 hours, the evaluation period will start automatically, regardless of your preferences.

What is Journalytix?

Journalytix is a next generation automated trade analytics and journaling tool with a built-in real- time news feed. The tools reveal patterns in trading data that help traders understand what’s working for them and what isn’t. Traders not only get up to the minute analytical information about their day in terms of both P&L and Risk, they also get a heads up in terms of both scheduled economic releases and market moving news, tailored to events that are likely to impact their trading.

Thanks to a partnership between Earn2Trade and Jigsaw (the makers of Journalytix) the platform is integrated into the trading dashboard for Gauntlet™ candidates. Gauntlet™ candidates will benefit from all of the advanced statistics and journaling tools available in Journalytix, including:
  • Trader Support Dashboard - Journalytix "Day Overview" combines a real time audio news feed, economic release warnings (1min, 5 min prior to release), real time economic news announcements and Profit, Risk and Open P&L charting - to give you a single view that ensures you are always aware of how your day is progressing, how that compares to your typical day and what events are shaping the days action.
  • Trade Journaling & Tagging - within seconds of creating or closing a position on your trading platform, trade details are automatically sent to our servers. A friendly, unobtrusive notification will give you 1-click access to the journal for that position where you can - voice dictate notes (130 languages supported), categorize the trade, add free-format hashtags and attachments such as screen shots or videos.
  • Advanced Analytics Dashboard - Analyze your trade history to discover what's really impacting your P&L - good & bad.Analyze by trade types and the free-format hashtags you added to the positions, find out which instruments, what times of day, what behaviors are really driving your bottom line.
  • Playbook - as nothing works all the time, the playbook is your repository to save information about your trading rules and which market conditions best suit each set up. Many traders without a playbook move from one setup to the next without realizing those setups only stopped working because volatility shifted. When volatility returns to it's prior state - those setups represent opportunity once more.
  • P&L Calendar - at a glance monthly/weekly overview of performance overtime. Spot outlying days in terms of good/bad performance and trade frequency - then zoom in to review what you did on those days & what was going on in the markets, so that you can better learn from the experience.

How do I get refunded?

You will receive the cost of your current successful Gauntlet™ reimbursed to you in your LiveSim or Live account. You can withdraw this money immediately at your discretion through ACH or wire transfer, or choose to add it to your trading balance.

How much do I get refunded?

You will be refunded the amount of your current Gauntlet™ cost. That means, if you paid $429.00 for your current Gauntlet™, $429.00 will be reimbursed to you in your LiveSim or Live account. This money can either be withdrawn or added to your trading balance as you see fit.

Become a Professional Trader

The Gauntlet™ Details

  • $25,000 Virtual Futures Account
  • 60 Calendar Day Evaluation Period
  • Trade 30 Calendar Days and Once a Week
  • 10% Profit Target and 10% Maximum Drawdown
  • Exceed Expectations to Get a Full Refund
  • Free access to our education and webinar library

Proprietary Traders Benefits

  • 100% Funded
  • Review Every 30 Days
  • Zero Risk Capital
  • 80% Profit Split
  • Withdraw Any Time
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  • Flexible rules with no daily loss or contract size limits
  • The ability to hold trades overnight without restrictions
  • Only one payment
  • Free NinjaTrader license during your evaluation
  • Your current exam fee gets refunded if you pass with flying colors
  • Favorable tax status for professional traders at Helios
  • The best customer service in the industry

Ready to kickstart your new career?

Enroll now to our 60 day examination. Test yourself, practice and become a professional trader!

  • The Gauntlet™ Challenge
  • 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


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* No monthly billing