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AN INSIGHT
TO DAY TRADING

LIVE ACCOUNT PROVIDERS – UPROFIT REVIEW


MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission is to provide an impeccable level of customer service combined with an easy set of rules that allows traders to succeed in live market environments and earn a consistent living while trading from the comfort of their own homes.


ABOUT

UProfit is a US based company established in 2017 by Lindsay Duff with the basic idea to help traders keeping clear of the financial pitfalls they have to deal with often crushing their dreams before they even really begin. While starting with a small group of traders internally, UProfit Trader went live in 2019 offering their first products to the public.


The team behind UProfit had been involved in the trading education and funding industry for well over a decade and gained experience by joining other funded account providers themselves before establishing UProfit. From their experience, some of those companies did not only not help their traders to become successful but were even holding them back from become successful. Also, they did not provide any support or guidance in their journey - as a result, the people behind UProfit decided to provide their own platform and do things differently following their statement “We don't win unless our traders do, so we put our heart and soul into making sure that they see, feel and know it each step of the way!”


UProfit put large effort in providing first class customer service and achieved the highest rating in the industry. Also, they relaxed the commonly strict rules and gave traders more flexibility while allowing them to apply their individual trading approach and increasing the chances of becoming successful with them.


ACCOUNT TYPES

UProfit offers 4 different mini account types ranging from $25k to $100k account plus one micro account.


QUALIFCATION PROCESS

UProfit Trader requires 10 active trading days minimum in the qualification period. Traders must close their trades within the actual trading day and are not allowed to keep them over night, however, traders are allowed to keep trades during major economic news.


Traders have a maximum allowed daily loss limit with regards to their chosen account type as well as maximum allowed trailing drawdown. UProfit updates the drawdown at the end of the trading day (EOD) giving the trader space to recover within a day with a bad start. Also, traders need to respect their maximum position size with regards to their chosen account. However, should those loss limits or maximum contract size be violated within a trading day, the account will be liquidated. In that case, traders can reset their accounts anytime for a $99 fee.


UProfit allows trading products from all major exchanges (CME, NYMEX, COMEX, CBOT) providing the opportunity to trade a wide range of instruments covering indices futures, metal futures, forex futures as well as energy futures. Data feed fees are covered with the initial account fees and traders and are not charged separately. In order to ensure a successful qualification process, a trade must have a successful trading approach. The UC Trading futures day trading course provides holistic learning material covering all relevant elements as well as individual assistance to pass the UProfit qualification.


LIVE ACCOUNT

Once the given qualification targets are met, the traders sign the funding agreement and receive their live account. UProfit charges a one-time assignment fee ranging from $99 to $250 depending on the account size.


Traders continue with the same account parameters like in the qualification process including a maximum daily loss as well as end of day (EOD) trailing drawdown. In order to protect traders from losing their live account because of some unexpected trading event like a losing streak for example, UProfit has implemented a safety net. Depending on the account size that safety net varies between $800 and $4,500. Profits above that safety net can be withdrawn.


Also, UProfit maintains a 50/50 profit split within in the first 40 days of receiving the live account respectively a 80/20 split after 40 days. The first $8,000 profits do not need to be split and are 100% the trader’s profit.


Further, UProfit has a scaling plan in place for their live traders aiming to increase their profitability while keeping their risk under control at the same time. Traders cannot use their full account size immediately and need to increase their allowed position size in-line with their profits.


Trades are allowed during news, however, are not allowed to be kept over night (except with the micro account) and must be closed at the end of a trading day at latest. Also, UProfit requires to execute at least one trade per week – should a trader be away for more than a week, their support team need to be contacted and the account will be put on hold for that time.


Futures instrument from all major CME exchanges can be traded offering a large selection of potential markets. There are no monthly data feed fees or any account maintenance fees charged with live accounts.


OPINION

The UProfit trader review illustrates a good selection of live account choices including a micro account option which is unique among the funded account providers and provides a nice opportunity to test the funded account environment.


Further, UProfit gives large flexibility by having very few restrictions in place such as no trades over night, a scaling plan as well as only one step in their qualification process. Their EOD drawdown represents a fair solution compared to the intraday drawdown rules with alternative providers. Further, UProfit's safety net might look like a restriction at the first glance, however, it can really be seen as a positive implementation protecting the trader at a bad day.


Even though UProfit charges an account activation fee, they do not charge any data feed fees for the CME exchanges while maintaining strongly simplified account rules which illustrates a clear advantage over TopStep and Earn2Trade. OneUP illustrates the closest competitor among the funded account providers where traders must make their own decision which one suits the individual preferences best.