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Is Trading News Allowed with The Funded Trader?
Is Trading News Allowed with The Funded Trader?

Exploring our News Trading Policies at The Funded Trader

Updated today

Overview

We do not allow news trading any challenges or funded accounts.


  • We have news restrictions for 2 minutes before and after the release of a red folder event - this includes the opening/closing of market orders, and any take profit or stop losses that are triggered within this 4-minute window.

  • This rule applies to all instruments available on our simulated platform.


The violation process is as follows:

  • You will be issued a maximum of 2 warnings (soft breaches) - both of which will result in the deduction of any simulated profits made from trades executed within the restricted 4-minute window. On the third violation, the simulated account will be breached entirely.

  • In the event any deductions result in the breach of the daily or maximum loss limit, the trader is responsible for the violation.


Please review the restriction table below to see which pairs are prohibited during the following but not limited to news events:

INSTRUMENT

MACROECONOMIC EVENT

USD

NASDAQ

US30

US500

US OIL

GOLD

SILVER

  • Non-Farm Payroll

  • Unemployment Rate

  • FED Rates

  • FOMC Minutes

  • GDP q/q

  • CPI y/y

  • Crude Oil Inventories

  • Red folder government speeches (e.g., government official speaks)

GBP

UK100

UK500

  • CPI y/y

  • Bank Rates

  • MPC Votes

  • Red folder government speeches (e.g., government official speaks)

EUR

DAX30

FRA40

GER30

  • Refinancing Rates

  • Red folder government speeches (e.g., government official speaks)

CAD

  • BOC Rate Statement

  • Overnight Rate

  • CPI m/m

  • Unemployment Rate

  • Employment Change

  • Red folder government speeches (e.g., government official speaks)

AUD

ASX200

  • RBA Statement

  • Cash Rate

  • GDP q/q

  • CPI q/q

  • Unemployment Rate

  • Employment Change

  • Red folder government speeches (e.g., government official speaks)

CHF

  • SNB Rate

  • Red folder government speeches (e.g., government official speaks)

NZD

  • RBNZ Rate Statement

  • Cash Rate

  • GDP q/q

  • CPI q/q

  • Unemployment Rate

  • Employment Change

  • Red folder government speeches (e.g., government official speaks)

JPY

JPN225

  • JPY Rate Statement

  • Cash Rate

  • GDP q/q

  • CPI q/q

  • Unemployment Rate

  • Employment Change

  • Red folder government speeches (e.g., government official speaks)

  • It is important to note that any red folder events shown in Forex Factory that are not listed in the table above are still counted as news-restricted events. Please see all red folder events here by using the top right filter to only show events with a red "Expected Impact".

  • Note: Any "All Day" marked red folder events will not be counted as news-restricted events, as there are no specified times for the data releases.

To avoid confusion, it is best to avoid trading the specific instruments affected during high-impact news releases.


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