Ultracap Rules

The UltraCap Accreditation Program consists of three distinct phases that traders must navigate to progress towards funding opportunities. Understanding the plan structure is essential for participants to make informed decisions and optimize their chances of success.

(Total Amount of Loss if all Stop Losses are triggered on a Symbol) < (Account Balance * 2%)

Each symbol you have open positions on must always have less than 2% of your current account balance, at risk of loss. This 2% amount is calculated and recalculated on all orders and order modifications. 

Any order or bundle of orders on a single symbol/pair that is found to have exceeded the max risk of 2% (the AI will allow a small buffer for error) and  is not corrected immediately may be considered a risk breach.

The leverage is 1:10

1:10 leverage is equal to a margin requirement of 10% to maintain open positions.

To ensure responsible trading and minimize risk, it’s essential to have an active Stop Loss on all orders at UltraCap Trading.

Orders received by the server without an active Stop Loss will be subject to a strike if not corrected immediately or left to run for longer than acceptable.

We take our rules seriously and expect all traders to comply with them to maintain a safe trading environment. So, please make sure to have an active Stop Loss on all your orders to avoid any penalties or strikes.

All UltraSmart Plans use an “Absolute Drawdown” or a “Max Stop Out” level. 

We do not use “Relative Drawdown” or “Trailing Stop Out”

  • Your account equity must not reach an amount that is equal to 8% less than your starting account balance
  • Example: If your account balance is $100,000, your account will be disabled once equity reaches $92,000:  $100,000 – (8% * $100,000) = $92,000
  • If your open equity falls equal to or below -8% of your starting account balance, your account will be disabled and trades closed. 
  • You will be able to submit for a retry via your Account Dashboard at a generously discounted price.

At UltraCap Trading, we’ve designed our funding timelines to be flexible, accommodating a range of trading styles and strategies. If a trader meets all risk requirements and is satisfied that their trading sample aligns with what our funding partners are seeking, they could potentially receive funding in a relatively short period of time.

The minimum time to funding could be as short as 40 days, provided the trader makes at least one trade per day for six weeks (6 weeks * 5 trading days per week = 30 days of active trading).

Traders have up to six months to trade their strategy, meet the minimum risk requirements, and then submit their trading results for a Quick Strategy Check. This timeframe can be extended using our Power Mods available in your Dashboard.

An active trading day is defined as follows:

• Any day where a new trading position is opened counts as a single active trading day.
• Days where multiple positions are opened still only count as a single active trading day.
• Positions that roll over multiple days only count as a single active trading day.

Please note that trading days are counted once the position has been closed. Open positions are not counted in the dashboard.

The minimum account growth required to be eligible to be funded:

UltraSmart FX: 6% profit target
(Starting Account Balance) + (Starting Account Balance * 6%)

The Minimum Profit required to submit will vary based on the Plan and Add Ons chosen. Please review the profit targets required for each program in the Pricing Matrix.

At UltraCap Trading, we believe in fostering a trading environment that is fair, transparent, and conducive to long-term success. While we encourage a wide range of trading strategies, there are certain practices that we prohibit to maintain the integrity of our platform and protect our traders and funding partners. These prohibitions are not meant to limit your potential, but rather to ensure a level playing field and promote responsible trading.

  1. Martingale and Variations: The Martingale strategy involves doubling your trade size after each loss so that one win recovers all previous losses. For example, if you start with a $1 trade and lose, your next trade would be $2. If you lose again, the next trade would be $4, and so on. This strategy is high-risk because a string of losses can quickly deplete your account. Variations to martingale can also include any strategy that relies on scaling in or stacking trades into a losing position.

  2. Trade Stacking or Scaling In: This strategy involves opening multiple positions following the initial execution with the aim of snowballing profits. For example, if you open a trade at $1.00, you might open additional trades at $1.05, $1.10, etc., hoping that the price will continue to rise. This strategy can lead to excessive risk and is not in line with our guidelines promoting responsible trading.

  3. Grid Trading: This strategy involves placing several trades at regular intervals in the hope that the price will eventually return to its original point. For example, if you start trading at $1.00, you might place trades at $0.95, $0.90, $0.85, etc., expecting the price to return to $1.00. This strategy can lead to excessive exposure if the price continues to move against you.

  4. Hedging: Hedging involves opening a trade that is the exact opposite of an existing trade to reduce risk. For example, if you have a long position on EUR/USD, you might open a short position on EUR/USD to offset potential losses. This practice can distort the true risk profile of a trader and is not allowed.

  5. Risky EA Usage: Expert Advisors (EAs) are automated trading systems that can execute trades on your behalf based on pre-set rules. While EAs are allowed, they must not breach any of our high-risk guidelines. For example, an EA that uses a Martingale strategy would not be allowed.

  6. Major Strategy Changes: This involves significantly changing your trading approach midway through accreditation. For example, if you usually trade using a trend-following strategy, switching to a mean-reversion strategy midway through would be considered a major strategy change.

  7. Dummy Trading: This involves placing small or insignificant trades just to meet the required number of trading days. For example, if you usually trade 1 lot, you might trade 0.01 lots just to meet the trading day requirement. This practice is not allowed as it doesn’t generate meaningful profits or adhere to a usual trading strategy.

  8. No Trade Copying Between Accreditation Accounts: This involves replicating the same trades or positions across multiple accreditation accounts. For example, if you open a trade on EUR/USD in one account, you might open the exact same trade at the same time in another account. This practice is not allowed as it can distort the true risk profile of a trader and does not demonstrate a unique strategy for each account. Trades should not overlap between accreditation accounts. This helps our funding partners analyze results for consistency, discipline, and profitability.

Our funding partners reserve the right not to fund any strategy that they deem to have inconclusive results, lack consistent performance, or pose unreasonable risk to our systems, backers, or liquidity.

At UltraCap Trading, we offer the flexibility to trade multiple accreditation strategies simultaneously, providing you with the opportunity to diversify your portfolio across various leverage points, capital amounts, and markets. Here’s a simplified guide to our multi-account trading:

  1. Multiple Accounts: Traders can operate up to three accreditation accounts at the same time, each showcasing a unique Strategy Footprint.

  2. Adding Accounts: Additional accreditation plans can be added through your client dashboard, expanding your portfolio.

  3. No Copying: Repeatedly copying the same trades or positions between accounts is considered a breach. Strategies may vary at a technical level, but if the execution (timing, lot sizing on the same symbols) is too similar across accounts, it may affect your funding level or lead to disqualification.

  4. Strategy Footprint: The main contributors to a strategy’s footprint are lot sizing, timing, symbol choice, and trade management. Similar trades between accounts can impact the outcome of the strategy check.

Our goal is to define your individual risk profile, ensuring that accounts are not being mirrored or copied and that your trading approach is reliable and consistent. 

At UltraCap, we offer Power Addons to help traders tailor their experience and highlight risk factors upfront for our funding partners. Our goal is to empower traders to make slight adjustments to the risk requirements of the Accreditation Plan to fit their unique trading strategies and increase their chances of finding funding:

Timeless Addon:
Research has shown that the main reason traders will opt to build systems that have less than 1 trade per week, will tend to exhibit higher win probability, and higher quality risk vs reward setups. This in turn means, their strategies trade less, but their drawdown is appropriately less too. 

The Timeless Addon or “No Time Limit” Addon, allows a trader to take any standard UltraSmart Plan and remove the 6-month time limit in return for committing to a tighter risk profile (less max drawdown). This modification suits strategies and traders that:

– Want to remove the psychological impact of a countdown or timer.
– Swing Traders or Strategies that execute infrequently or on rarer occasions but with a higher chance of success.
– Strategies or Traders who use very low-risk trades on larger accounts
– Strategies that average less than 1 trade per week over a 6 month period.