If you have that blank look on your face like I did when I first heard the words funded trading then you can rest assured you are not alone in feeling lost in all the technical, stock market, and bonds jargon.
It can be a lot to take in and we can quickly feel consumed and overwhelmed, but fear not, we will simplify it in this article and, soon you’ll be a trading tycoon not to be messed with or a version thereof.
Let’s start with understanding what exactly it means to have funded trading.
Essentially, it is someone who is given access to funds to perform trades and do day to day trading on behalf of a firm and the profits are split between them on an agreed ratio.
Most companies have an evaluation process to pass and if successful you are then given a full access account.
When you apply at a trading firm as a funded trader they will, in most cases, likely give you a ‘practice’ account with funds.
You then use these to show them your skillset and how you go about your strategy when conducting trades on the market.
If you make profits or trade well you’ll be hired and given access to funds to hone your experience and make money in the process. Win-win.
If, however, you have made a steaming hot cup of tea and have a minute to sit down, click here https://trading.info/trading/why-start-trading-now for a more detailed and in-depth explanation of what it all means and why you should begin your trading adventure. You know how the old saying goes, ‘there is no time like the present.’
Being a funded trader.
Constantly using your funds and capitals to ‘play’ or trade on the stock market can be stressful, especially if these are essential funds for supporting a family, being a funded trader can significantly reduce this anxiety (and increasing grey hairs) by having peace of mind that month-end you will have money coming in via a salary.
Not having to worry about the number of losses and wins and keeping a tally allows you to concentrate on making great trades and deals with higher positivity.
The biggest benefit is the fact that you can work for hours that suit you and your lifestyle.
You can organize your days to fit around sessions of trading, whether it be at night or the crack of dawn and you don’t have to miss events or special occasions because you have to stick to the rat race of working hours.
If you like to travel or you’re a businessman who likes to meet clients in their home countries then trading on the go or in any location is ideal for you, and this is easily done when backed by a proprietary trading fund company.
It would also be much more difficult to try to go at it alone when the rules are so strict for those opting to solo trade, you would be legally limited to your abilities.
While it’s not impossible, read this blog to see how others manage to do it, it is likely to be highly boring and as mentioned earlier the stakes are that much higher to succeed.
The last thing you need to realize when you join a company is that the hassle and hustling of trying to find new clients are eliminated, you no longer need to keep that million-dollar smile plastered on your face for hours on end, you worry about you and your account, end of story.
What to look for when choosing a company to trade for.
Like with any company, job opportunity or products there are many on the market advertising and offering the same deals, trying to sieve through them and decide which is the best option can be tricky and daunting, so a few key factors need to be considered to ensure you are in safe hands when it comes to your career as a trader and funded trader at that.
You are going to be giving this firm everything you’ve got so looking into their stock prices, the fluctuations of their trades and costs and if their prospects are aligned with the goals you envision for yourself is key.
Research a bit into the background of their staffing personnel and how the turnover has been managed, companies with high staffing issues and turnover could be an indication of bigger problems you aren’t fully aware of and to be honest, don’t want to get involved in.
It shows a lack of leadership and stability if the door is swinging open and closed every few months.
Look at financial events that have taken place, has the companies’ stocks prices reflected any rise and falls in their earnings or are you weary of the true value of their stocks, and do they offer staff dividends showing potential for growth and extra future earnings?
If you are still unsure of where to turn and how to begin, having a chat with a few companies to start with could set the groundwork and lay the field you are looking to get into.
You can read full review of an example company and see how they have handled their business and the success that’s come from good management ethics.
A reputation can far precede any ‘talk of the town’, especially in the business world where everyone who is anyone is aware of others and their dealings.
Be sure to take a minute and conduct proper ‘homework research’ into the firm you plan to be a part of, you want to start on the right foot, make it a good one.
The trading world can be full of sharks and as I’ve heard many a businessman comment, ‘eat or be eaten.’
Naturally, the supply and demand of stocks will determine their pricing, seeing how a firm invests in these types of stocks will be a good indicator as to whether they are trying to ‘keep up with the Joneses’ or in it for the big haul.