3 Steps to Grow your Funded Account
Pass the Simulated Challenge
Achieve the profit target and risk metrics within a month
Trade Affinity’s Money
Trader payouts start at 70%
Grow the Funded Account to
Increase your buying power over time
Get funded with real money
Pass the Simulated Challenge by meeting the profit objective while staying within the risk parameters and you will be funded with $20k buying power. The payout starts at 70%, but the payout percentage will increase as you manage more money. As you meet higher profit objectives, Affinity will increase your buying power and adjust your risk metrics to allow you to scale your trading business.
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Meet Affinity Traders Experienced Staff
Michael J. Di GioiaC.E.O
Michael J. Di Gioi
Founder/Chief Executive Officer
A native New Yorker who grew up amidst New York's Wall Street Financial Community. As a trader, risk manager, market maker, and trading desk manager, he experienced and profited from the technology bubble during its boom and bust. As the director of a leading trading educational company, he was responsible for content development and providing instruction, where he personally trained hundreds of traders. In 2005, he founded his own trading educational company which evolved into the Affinity Trading Institute™. Michael studied at The University of Siena, The School of Economics in Prague, and The State University of New York at Old Westbury, where he graduated with a degree in economics. Michael currently holds the Series 7, Series 63, Series 55 and Series 24 Securities Licenses.
JD WildeChief Operating Officer
Chief Operating Officer
A statistician with experience developing quantitative models for investment opportunities. He began as an options trader in 2005 developing probability models to trade credit spreads. He continued his trading experience working on GMAC-RFC Securities mortgage bond desk as a repurchase trader developing optimization tools to minimize interest expense given various constraints. As a Vice President at The Carlyle Group, JD led research initiatives in the US Real Estate Group and created proprietary econometric predictive models for various components of different real estate asset types to determine supply and demand imbalances and investment opportunities throughout The US. Mr. Wilde received a M.S. degree in Statistics from Purdue University, and a B.S. degree in Statistics and a B.S. degree in Mathematics from The Pennsylvania State University.
Jay J. Kelinson, M.D.Trading Room Moderator
Jay J. Kelinson, M.D.
Trading Room Moderator
Over the past 36 years has had a successful career as a physician and gynecological surgeon. Initially, entered the financial markets in 1982 and in 1998 became actively involved as a trader, Jay J. Kelinson met Michael J. Di Gioia 2003 at a trading event in Boston and subsequently has been with the Affinity Trading Group from its inception in 2005. Since 2012, Dr. Kelinson has been a trading room moderator and trading coach for Affinity Trading and on occasion has been interviewed by Active Traders publication. He is particularly specialized and involved in the strategies of Market Neutral - Imbalance trading and Gap trading. He especially has a focus on mentoring individuals in the technical analysis and psychological hurdles of becoming a successful trader.
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Your Questions Our Answers
What is the profit target?
Profit target is $2,000,
What is the daily loss limit?
The daily loss limit is $150, Therefore, the net profit (inclusive of commissions and fees) cannot reach this level in any trading day. If it does, then you are not eligible for a funded account.
What is the weekly loss limit?
The weekly loss limit is $450, Therefore, the net profit (inclusive of commissions and fees) cannot reach this level for any 7 day period. If it does, then you are not eligible for a funded account.
What is the max drawdown?
The maximum drawdown is $1,000, Therefore, the net profit (inclusive of commissions and fees) cannot reach this level at any time during the simulated challenge. If it does, then you are not eligible for a funded account.
Do I need to have a license to test for a funded account?