I recently started my FTMO challenge, trying to get my $100K account with them.
A bit about me:
My name is Federico, I’m from Italy, but moved to the UK a few years ago.
I started Forex Trading in 2007. Today, I’m a full-time trader and a certified Wealth Manager under MiFID II and ESMA regulations.
I trade my own funds, plus a small public fund that I started two years ago.
Why the FTMO challenge?
I’m a Forex instructor on Udemy and some of my students attempted to pass the challenge recently, but some of them failed, so I decided to put my own money on the line.
What do I think it takes to pass the challenge?
The main obstacle, in my opinion, is to recognise that this is not normal trading. In trading, you usually are not profitable every single month… bad periods can happen (and they will).
For the challenge, you cannot afford to have a bad month, since you only have 30 days to complete it.
This leads to some necessary adjustments to your strategy and risk management in order to maximise the chances of successfully completing the challenge.
I broadcast my FTMO challenge on Twitch, every Monday (2pm, GMT), Wednesday and Friday (4pm, GMT). You can find the time table on my Twitch channel.
If you are interested, feel free to stop by: Live Trading Room
Good luck everyone!