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Introducing the $1M dollar, 1-year contest to discover great traders and fund managers.



now open

July 2021 - June 2022

Trading Cup runs

Full year contest

to prove yourself

Whether you are a trader wanting to prove yourself or a fund manager wanting to showcase your returns to attract new investors, join our $1M live trading competition to show the world what you can do.

Watch the Trading Cup announcement

Top 10 Performers

View their track records, statistics, and trading styles.

Traders, are you ready to up your game? 

Do you want to make the transition from being a trader trying to catch a lucky ride on the charts to being a trader who has what it takes to trade at a professional level and manage a fund?

Well here is your chance to prove to yourself, and to all those who will follow your journey on this competition that you have what it takes.


We challenge you to put a sensible trading plan in place and stick to it, practice good risk management and do not allow your emotions to get in the way of achieving a great annualised return.​​

Our artificial intelligence (AI) Money Manager Ranking algorithm factors in all key areas of trading such as risk management, stability and profitability and ranks you accordingly. So, it is not just about how much profit you make, but how you make it.

Accept the challenge today. Even if you do not win, you are very likely to emerge as a better, more confident trader on the other side.

Fund Managers, are you ready to attract new investors? ​

Being a fund manager is all about producing that smooth equity curve to show investors your performance over time, stability, and ability to produce a respectable return year on year.

By entering Trading Cup, you will now have the ability to showcase your ability as a fund manager on the world stage.

It is the perfect platform to attract new investors and clients.

Are you ready to show the world how to manage a fund? 


Our artificial intelligence (AI)-MMR ranking algorithm is a game-changer.

With advanced machine-learning and artificial intelligence embedded within, our custom-made Money Manager Ranking/Match Making Rating (MMR) algorithm is the first of its kind in the world of competitive trading.

The state-of-art ranking algorithm takes into consideration not only profitability but also risk management, long term stability, risk-adjusted returns, draw-down levels, and longevity to match contenders with comparable skill levels and stacks them against each other - rewarding traders for profitability as well as for well-planed and responsible trading.

What you are ranked on

To ensure that traders are ranked fairly we reward them in all the key areas that makes a good trader. We allocate dynamic weighting to key metrics such as average return, winning percentage, sum profit VS sum loss, maximum drawdown, sharpe ratio, calmar ratio and of course standard deviation.

Average return

Winning percentage

Sum profit VS sum loss

Maximum drawdown

Sharpe ratio

Calmar ratio

Standard deviation

In addition, we use the average level of the performance of all contenders as the benchmark to ensure our ranking algorithm is fair and effective.

The game has changed. New format. New horizons​​​​​​.

Why enter the $1M Trading Cup?


$1,000,000 prize pool

Number 1 ranking trader wins a $500,000 account to manage.


Get recognition for all trading skills

Our (AI)-MMR ranking algorithm rewards all key skills of trading, not just profitability.


Get noticed on the world stage 

World-wide audience – get noticed as a trader and attract new investors as a fund manager.


Statistics Widget ​​​​​​​

Real-time and in-depth display of your trading performance.

$1,000,000 prize pool distribution

With a 1-million-dollar prize pool, the number 1 ranking contestant wins a $500K trading account to manager and take half of all profits.

Rank 1

Wins a $500,000 account to trade – takes 50% of profits

Rank 2

Wins a $300,000 account to trade – takes 50% of profits

Rank 3

Wins a $100,000 account to trade – takes 50% of profits

Rank 4

Wins a $50,000 account to trade – takes 50% of profits

Rank 5

Wins a $50,000 account to trade – takes 50% of profits

*Australians are not eligible to receive prizes under Australian law (ASIC). If an Australian based trader achieves a position in the Top 5, they will receive a Certificate of Trading Excellence. Please see our T&C for further details.


The ethos behind the new Trading Cup

Trading Cup is powered by ACY Securities, an established and trusted multi-regulated Australian CFD broker and education provider.

We stand for a planned, disciplined and responsible approach to trading and encourage clients to rely on skill rather than lucky streaks. 


World Finance

Best Partnership Programme Australia, 2020


Technology Era

Best Multi-Asset Broker Australia, 2020


International Business Summit

Best Forex Broker 2018


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Best Investor Education Broker 2016

We believe that traders should invest in themselves through trading education, implement trading plans and develop good trading habits such as having good responsible risk management.

Are you ready to improve your trading game?  ​​​​​​​​​​​​​