Capital increments on the FTMO Account take place in four-month cycles. For a capital increase, the trader has to gain at least 10 added percentage points in four consecutive trading cycles (i.e., the average of at least 2.5% gain per month). At the same time, at least 2 of these 4 months need to be profitable. 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. If the trader fulfils this, he/she can request the initial account balance of the FTMO Account to be increased by 25%. If the balance is below its initial level, the scale-up will be postponed until the account balance is in profit. 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 ratio of profitable months again, he/she 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 no ceiling.
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 200k USD initial account balance and fulfils the conditions for capital increments: