Capital increments on the FTMO Account take place in four-month cycles. For a capital increase, the trader has to generate at least 10% of net profit (20% in the case of an Aggressive account type) in four consecutive monthly cycles (i.e., the average of at least 2.5% net profit per month in normal account type or 5% net profit per month in an Aggressive account type). At the same time, the trader has to process at least 2 payouts within the 4 months period. It is important that the trader’s account balance needs to be above the initial account balance (in profit) at the time of scale-up.
The eligibility is automatically evaluated and a breakdown of the progress and requirements are shown to our FTMO Traders with each Profit Split. If you meet the requirements, you can just confirm you wish to have your account scaled-up during the processing of your Payout and we will automatically assign a scaled-up FTMO Account to you for your subsequent trading period.
Along with that, the basis for the calculation of loss limits will change accordingly and the calculation of loss limits does not change (it remains 5% Max Daily Loss/10% Max Loss of the initial account balance after scale-up). After another 4 months, if the trader satisfies the account growth conditions, along with the 2 payouts being processed, they will gain the eligibility of further increase of the demo capital by 25% of the initial account balance of the FTMO Account. Increments of demo capital have a ceiling of $2M per trader ($1M Aggressive accounts).
FTMO Traders being on the scale-up plan have their Profit Split ratio upgraded to 90/10. The benefit of increased Profit Split applies to newly scaled-up accounts, not newly merged accounts into accounts that are already scaled-up. If you wish to merge a non-scaled-up account with a scaled-up account, the Profit Split ratio will change to 80/20.
The following table demonstrates a scenario of the account balance and risk parameters development on the FTMO Account in case the trader successfully passed the Evaluation Process with 400k USD initial account balance and fulfils the conditions for capital increments: