How Does the Daily Drawdown Work?

How Does the Daily Drawdown Work?

2-Phase Challenge Example


FunderPro Regular and Swing Challenges allow traders to have a Maximum Daily Drawdown of 5% based on their Initial Equity when starting a new Trading Day. Each day is over a 24-hour period, which starts at 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) (Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) +3 or +4 (8:00 PM or 9:00 PM) which is subject to change based on Daylight Saving Time).


It is important to consider that the Maximum Daily Drawdown (Loss) of 5% is based on the trader’s equity at the End of the Day (EOD) which is calculated at server time which is 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST). This includes Realized and Unrealized Profit & Loss (P&L) of the trader’s open positions.


An example of the Daily Drawdown would be:


If a trader has a starting balance of $100,000, 5% of their balance would equate to $5,000. If the trader’s account falls below $95,000 within any given day, they would violate the Maximum Daily Drawdown rule.


In such a case, if the trader held a $100,000 account and lost $4,999 on their first day of trading, at the End of the Day (EOD) their new equity would be $95,001. This would set their Maximum Daily Drawdown for their second day of trading to $4750.05 (5% of $95,001).


However, if the trader started with an Account Balance of $100,000 and managed to make a profit of $5,000, the following day, the trader would have a starting balance of $105,000 which would increase his Maximum Daily Drawdown to $5250(which equates to 5% of $105,000).


Note: it is best practice to not trade one hour before and after the Market Rollover, due to bad market conditions caused by low liquidity and high volatility.

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