The Lux Career Trading Program – An Overview
The Lux Trading Firm Evaluation account’s objective is to assess if you can adhere to our rules for trading our live accounts. The rules are simple, and the limits are in place to protect our capital and your profits.
Please do not request exclusion from any of these rules. They are there for both our benefit.
What is the Profit Target and What is the Profit Share?
Evaluation and Advanced stage target according to our different trading models.
At Lux Trading Firm we have three different accounts:
$15,000 -Evaluation and Advanced Acc stage – The target for this account is $900
$10,000-Evaluation and Advanced Acc stage -The target for this account is $600
$5,000–Evaluation and Advanced Acc stage -The target for this account is $300
Once a trader reaches its goal of 6% profit on an Advanced Acc then he/she shall be entitled to a 65% profit share on the respective account.
Once you have reached the Professional Acc stage the profit targets are 10% to grow to the next stage (there are no time limits to reach any of our profit targets)
We shall split the profits in a ratio of 65% to the trader and 35% to the Lux Trading Firm.
On the Professional & Expert Acc stages, the trader can request a withdrawal only once per month. The transactions will be processed within 3-5 business days.
What is my maximum loss limit?
At lux Trading firm we believe that all traders should get a fair chance to enable them to trade and remain within their risk limit. As many of you may know Institutional traders are risk-averse and generally make very good trading decisions which lead to profitability and consistency.
The MAXIMUM RELATIVE DRAWDOWN is 4% on our Evaluation and Advanced stages in the Lux Career Plan Funded Trading Program.
What does relative drawdown mean?
The difference between the highest account balance at the time compared to the lowest unrealized equity value.
The losses can never exceed the value of the Maximum Relative Drawdown specified at the start of the Evaluation.
For example, for the $10K Evaluation and Advanced Acc stage, the max relative Drawdown is $400. If the starting account balance was $10,000, and at a later time, the trader made a profit of $200, bringing the max account balance to $10,200. Then the stop-out level based on the Relative Drawdown would be $10,200 – $408 = $9,792.
The MAXIMUM HYBRID DRAWDOWN is 4% on our Professional and Expert stages in the Lux Career Plan Funded Trading Program.
Our 4% hybrid drawdown level works like a combination of a fixed and relative drawdown.
After a trader withdraws their profits on the professional live trading stages, the account balance and maximum high are reset to the initial balance (or scaled up). This also resets the maximum drawdown level to 4% of the starting balance. So every month, you make a profit and withdraw; you also start with a new drawdown.
We implemented relative drawdowns to create consistency in the risk our trades take and to ensure the safekeeping of profits already earned.
We don’t want traders to use gained profits to increase the amount of risk they can take. It really doesn’t make sense in our environment where the account size is scaled up after accumulating 10% profit anyways.
Your account will be immediately disabled when you hit your max loss allowed.
Should this happen, you can apply for a new account by paying a reset fee of GBP 250, independently of your selected account size and current stage. You will go back to 2 stages in the program, that is, if you were on stage 4 you will start again on stage 2.
From stages 2 onward, you will be assigned a personal risk manager that will help you with anything that is necessary to reach your goal/target. Your risk manager is there to advise, support, and guide you in any way that is beneficial to both of us. In case of serious negligence, or poor risk management the account might be closed at our discretion and the trader will be expelled from the program.
Understanding the maximum Stop Loss Limit
As you all know being a trader is about managing risk. One of our very important guidelines is that all traders must have a stop loss in place according to their strategy of placing an order or trading on the spot.
Every trader has to place a Stop Loss order before entering the market. Stop-loss has to be within the 4% DrawDown limit and can not exceed the max. allowed risk capital.
Otherwise, the system will automatically close the position. Any commission, losses, swaps, or fees will be still charged to the account. Any profits or active trading days made by such trades will not be counted towards the account growth profit target.
What are the time limits and trading days criteria?
At Lux trading firm, we do not believe that a trader should really be restricted to time as this can severely hamper the chances of profitable traders. So let us put your mind at rest by letting you know there is no maximum time limit for the Evaluation, Advanced or Professional account stages to reach any of the profit targets to continue to the next stage.
The only major stipulation that we do have is a minimum of active trading days on all stages in our Lux Career Trading Plan Program.
Being a trader is not about being a one-hit-wonder. It’s about finding a suitable strategy that works with consistency and one that deems profitable to you.
Lux Trading Firm Traders need to have traded a minimum of 29 Trading Days on their Evaluation & Advanced Account stages and 49 for Professional Account stages. However, an exception applies to swing traders. If a trader keeps a trade open for a longer period with an average of at least two days, then a minimum of 15 trading days is required for Evaluation & Advanced Account stages and 25 for Professional Account stages.
Lux Trading Firm defines a trading day by the day the funded trader opens a new trade on a new day. For example, if the funded trader opens GBP-USD trade on Tuesday and closes the same trade on Wednesday, this counts as 1 trading day. The active trading day that counts is the day GBP-USD has opened and not the full duration of the trade.
Active trading days are Monday till Friday and not weekends and holidays.
The Evaluation & Advanced Account stages period is to track the trader over a period of 29 active days and a minimum of 29 Trades in each stage. The active trading days in the Professional Account stages are there to keep the trader on the same track to not rush to the next profit targets. We will not be accepted big differences in lot sizes, risk size, or trading style to fulfill the active trades or trading days. If we do see a big difference to only fulfill these active trades or trading days we will not count these days as active and then you will still need to fulfill these days before continuing to the next stage.
Here are 2 examples of traders who have reached their profit target with high risk in a fast period and then change their trading style, lot size, and risk management to complete the remaining active trading days (these days will not be counted as active trading days). Therefore, we advise reducing your lot size and risk management from the beginning since you have no time limit to reach your profit target
List of securities permitted to trade
The Lux Career Trading Program allows you to trade any symbol on our trading platforms that our current broker Global Prime offers in any trading style that is available on our MT4 platform.
The Lux Career Trading Plan
At lux, unlike many proprietary trading firms, we want our traders to grow as they trade consistency, proficiency, and profitability. Lux Trading Firm is more than willing to support our traders in their growth hence the reason we developed The Lux Career Trading Plan.
Once you have completed your evaluation account Lux Trading Firm will fund the advanced account with the same amount as the evaluation account size.
Once the advanced account stage has been completed, Lux Trading Firm will fund the account 10 times the advanced account size.
For the $15K advanced account, you would get a $150K professional account upon reaching the 6% profit target.
For the $10K advanced account, you would get a $100K professional account upon reaching the 6% profit target.
For the $5K advanced account, you would get a $50K professional account upon reaching the 6% profit target.
All professional 50k, 100k, or 150k Acc stages before the expert $2,5Mill stage:
Every time the funded trader generates a trading profit equivalent to 10%, Lux Trading Firm will double the account size (50k, 100k, 200k, 500k, 1 million up until 2,5 million).
The Expert $2,5Mill Acc stage:
At this stage, the account will start with 2,5 million, and all the profits the expert trader generates each month will be withdrawal at the end of the month to be split up between the trader and Lux.
Trading Strategy allowed
Evaluation, Advanced and the Professional 50k, 100k, or 150k Accounts have the leverage of 1:10 on Forex and Metals, 1:5 on Indices, Commodities and Bonds and 1:1 on Shares.
All trading styles are welcomed, self-developed EAs, news trading, and holding trades over the weekend are allowed.
We allow EAs that are created by the trader (trader’s intellectual property). EAs that are developed by a third party, is prohibited since this does not show the individual trading skills of the trader. If this EA is no longer available to the trader/public, for whatever reason, the trader will be unable to update, upgrade or make changes to it for the better. One can use a third-party EA as a tool to support your strategy without a trade execution option.
Lux Trading Firm prohibits duplicating trades and orders by using a copy trading service offered by any one provider.
Lux Trading Firm allows traders with a self-developed strategy to use the Lux trading platform as the Master account and copy the trades to other (Slave) accounts that belong to the trader or his/her company. It is prohibited to copy your trades to other than your own trading account(s). Our algorithms will recognize when trades are duplicated to different trading accounts with us and will close them automatically. All the parties involved will be expelled from the program and no refund or reset will be possible.
Trading the accounts of friends, family, or any other relationship managed by you at Lux, using the same strategy is prohibited. All the parties involved will be expelled from the program and no refund or reset will be possible.
Our terms and conditions for withdrawals
We hope you have taken the time to read all the above terms and this is the most anticipated stage for all traders so we would like to give you clear guidelines on our withdrawal policy.
The Profit Payment Process:
Once a trader achieves his/her profit target of 6% on the advanced accounts the trader can withdrawal their 65% profit split.
Traders can only take their 65% profit split of the professional and expert acc stages if there is a net profit.
All professional and expert trading accounts can receive their profits payments within the first week of the new month.
What is the withdrawal process?
1) Send an email to our accounts department at the end of the month requesting the withdrawal and shall process your request within 3-5 business days.
2) Please make a clear request on the email for the exact funds you wish to withdraw.
3) The withdrawal request will not influence the 10% profit target to grow in The Lux Career Trading Plan.
4) Once you have made your withdrawal it’s back to your trading account and begins to aim for your next target on The Lux Career Trading Plan.
The Fee Structure
Lux Trading Firm asks for an enrollment fee. The fee covers the use of all our unique applications, such as MT4, Trading View and Trader Evolution platforms, Trader dashboard with all your metrics, Account analysis by a professional risk management desk, Personal coaching & support and our Award-winning fusion of automated investment analytics & analyst research, during all stages of the Lux Career Funded Trading Program.
Every trader that passes the Evaluation (Demo) Account stage will receive a 100% refund for their paid fee (not for any reset fees).
Even we have no other cost than the enrollment fee, still, If you pass the Max 4% Draw-down Limit, you’ll need to reset your trading account to continue being eligible for funding. The reset costs £250, and your account will be reset to its starting balance regardless of your account balance at the time of the breach.
The Enrollment Fee Refund Policy
The moment the trader has paid the enrollment fee and Lux Trading Firm has sent the email with login details of their evaluation account, from that moment, there will be no more refund possible.
Practical Assessment Reset Fee
You should only reset your account under the following conditions:
You have been advised as you have breached the 4% Maximum Drawdown.
You voluntarily wish to reset your account for whatever reason.
When you reset your account, you will be provided with another fresh trading account, and you will be sent your new account log-in details for MT4. You will have to pay £250 for this reset.