The first step one takes towards the grand goal of trading the financial markets for a living.
IFT’s Kick-Start Trading™ Program is designed to do just what its name suggests, kick-start your professional trading career. This program is perfect for those who currently have limited funds and resources, but possess maximum drive and determination to trade the markets for a living one day.
Kick-Start™ allows a trader to receive his first level of seed funding up to a maximum of $100,000 and earn 20% of all profits earned on that account, payable monthly.
It should be noted that the Kick-Start Trading™ Program is an entry-level one. It is not designed or meant to be the final resting place for the trader. It is where the trader will gain his footing, develop his first level of trading skills and learn the fundamentals of sound professional trading. Once some level of profitability has been maintained consistently over a period of time, and a good number of healthy paychecks have been earned by the trader, he/she can move to the next level. The time needed for this to occur depends on the trader and will be different for each person.
With the Kick-Start Trading Program, you will get:
Kick-Start Trading account:
- 90-Day Simulated Trading Period– This is where the Kick-Starter begins to put theory into actual practice and starts to build the good habits that form the right foundation for consistently profitable trading. This training period with real-time market data will reveal the trader’s flaws and show what needs to be corrected or eliminated in one’s trading approach. While 90 days is the minimum time required to demonstrate an adequate amount of results, there is no cutoff whatsoever, and a trader may remain in this training stage for however long he/she requires. The Simulator Trading Period presents one major trading milestone for the trader to pass, a $3,000 net trading profit achieved with good trading statistics. Upon passing this all important milestone, the trader is ready to begin his/her professional trading journey.
- Fully Funded Trading Account– Upon graduation from the Simulator Trading Period (see above), the Kick-Starter becomes eligible to trade a fully funded account up to a maximum of $100,000. The Kick-Starter will earn 20% on all effective trading gains, payable monthly. Here the trader’s goal is to string together a series of consistently profitable quarters with the real account, demonstrating that he/she is ready for the next step in the professional journey toward trading for a living.
- IFT’s Institutional Transaction Fees– All Kick-Start Traders benefit from the firm’s institutional trading and commission rates. Equity Kick-Starters trade for 15 cents per every 100 shares traded. A 1,000 share trade would cost $1.50 in commissions. Kick-start Equity traders also will receive rebates (payments from the exchanges) for placing certain types of specialty trades, another huge benefit for professional traders over retail traders. Kick-start Forex Traders enjoy some of the tightest pip spreads in the industry and nearly no slippage to speak of.
- Live Study Sessions with Oliver Velez– Once a month, all Kick-Start™ Traders will gather for a full educational session with Oliver Velez to review the past trading period, identify errors, correct mistakes, and revisit core trading tactics and techniques. Sessions are recorded for those who can’t assist the live session. Any time spent with Oliver Velez is potentially life changing for all traders, irrespective of their level.
- IFT’s Live Platform and Execution Training Course – In this one day course, the trader will learn how to use and navigate Fusion®, the institutional trading platform used by all of Oliver Velez’ professional traders. The Kick-Starter will have unlimited access to this on-demand training course every day, 24-hours a day.
- Video Training Bank– Access to a bank of training videos that cover every aspect of the Trading Platform (Fusion® for Equity / MT4 for Forex) and the various types of executions.
- One Full Month of Daily Guidance in iFT’s Live Trading Room: Immediate access to the Forex or Equity live trading room (depending on the market you have chosen) where you will receive daily guidance from the lead moderators and mix and mingle with other traders in the program. Live trading together can be a powerful, nurturing element to one’s trading. It happens here.
- Access to Oliver’s Private Facebook Trading Colony– Immediate access to Oliver’s Equity or Forex Trading Colony on Facebook (depending on the market you’ve chosen to trade). In this powerful community, the Kick-starter will interact daily with Oliver and other traders. It is where many questions are answered, trades are shared and analyzed and lifelong friendships at IFT are made.
The Kick-Start Trading™ Program is the most economical way to start a professional trading career, without having to layout tens of thousands of dollars.
- One-time registration and set-up fee: A one time registration and set-up fee of $695 is due upon sign-up.
- Monthly Fee: Monthly membership fee of $125. This fee covers real-time data, the licensing fee for the Trading Platform (Fusion® for Equity / MT4 for Forex), the IFT monthly membership fee, along with several other small costs.
This fee is substantially lower than the monthly costs levied by most other professional trading firms in existence today. For less than $4.50 per day (a Starbuck’s Coffee), the Kick-Starter is in business, with a complete funding source, no needed upfront capital and the potential to earn thousands of dollars each month.
TUITION REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM
ONCE A STUDENT ENTERS THE LIVE TRADING PHASE AND BECOMES A PROFESSIONAL TRADER FOR OUR PREFERRED INSTITUTIONAL TRADING FIRM, 100% OF ALL PROFITS ARE PAID OUT TO THE TRADER UNTIL THE ENTIRE EDUCATIONAL FEE HAS BEEN REIMBURSED. PROFIT SHARING WITH THE TRADING FIRM BEGINS AFTER FULL REIMBURSEMENT.