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Gelber Group is excited to announce theBreakout
– a fully remote, discretionary, simulated Futures & FX trading competition running this September 9th -October 31st! Traders will compete for $35,000 in cash prizes as well as the opportunity to be hired by one of Gelber’s trading teams. See below for more details!

What is theBreakout?

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Do you want to Breakout?

Are you a profitable trader who is obsessed with the challenge of navigating today’s complex financial markets? Would you like to compete for $35,000 in cash prizes AND a chance to work for a top proprietary trading firm? We’re looking for traders who want to BREAKOUT.

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Do you have the Skills?

Gelber wants to see your trading SKILLS! Cash prizes will be awarded to the top P&L performers, but we are even more interested in your skills and trading approach. We will evaluate your trading over 8 weeks with a number of statistical and qualitative metrics, and select traders will be considered for employment on one of Gelber’s trading teams in Chicago, New York, or even remote.

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Do you want to evolve as a trader?

You will receive valuable feedback and mentorship from professional veteran traders with decades of experience in generating 7-figure P&Ls. You will receive daily trading statistics to help you learn, grow, and refine your craft. All this, while trading on one of the world’s premier Futures & FX trading platforms.


Cash prizes will be strictly for the top three P&L performers:

$20,000 Gold Star


$10,000 Silver Star


$5,000 Bronze Star


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3 Easy Steps to Apply to theBreakout

Step 1

Do you fit the criteria?

Step 2

Fill out our detailed application.

Step 3

Please await further communication from us as we finalize the selection of Traders throughout July and August. Once chosen, you will receive onboarding instructions that will commence during the first week of September.

The ideal candidate for theBreakout

1-2+ years of profitable experience in Futures & FX Markets.

U.S. Resident and 21+.

Ability to demonstrate a defined trading style.

A desire to advance your career by joining Gelber Group.

Availability is required in early September for training modules and availability for trading extends from September 9th to October 31st . The individual will need to communicate several times per week for check-ins, feedback, and maintaining a trading reflection journal.

If you are currently employed or trading full-time from home, we understand that you are focused on generating income. Showcase your trading prowess by replicating your best trades on our system and demonstrating your skills!

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Founder & CEO

"Trading is about expressing your market views authentically, in your own unique way. It’s challenging and the fun is in the challenge."


Do you qualify for theBreakout competition?

theBreakout is open to legal residents of the United States who are 21 years of age or older and have a minimum of 1-2 years of profitable trading experience.

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What markets/products are eligible to trade?

Futures on CME and Spot FX. Examples:

  • Currency Futures - 6E, 6J, 6B, 6C, 6A, and others
  • Equity Index Futures - ES, NQ, YM, RTY, NKY, and others
  • Commodity Futures - CL, NG, GC, SI, HG, ZC, ZW, ZS, and others
  • Fixed Income Futures - SOFR, ZT, ZF, ZN/TY, ZB, UB and others
  • Crypto Futures - BTC & ETH
  • Spot FX - G7 currencies like EUR, JPY, GBP, AUD, CAD, CHF, and others
  • Spot FX - EM currencies like MXN, ZAR, CNH, and others
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    What is the required time commitment?

    We welcome applicants of all trading styles and time frames, including those who trade while holding full-time jobs or during night hours. Applicants should be available in September and October. Communication will occur weekly or even daily via chats and emails.

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    How do I increase my chances of receiving a job offer?

    We are currently seeking to hire Traders for positions in Chicago, New York, or as fully remote roles. Our evaluation process considers not only your trading statistics but also qualitative and personal traits. Even if you rank #9 in P&L after the two-month competition, demonstrating valued trader traits could make you an ideal candidate for us!

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    I trade single name stocks, options, and crypto alt coins – do I qualify?

    This is a Futures and FX trading competition. If you don’t trade Futures or FX, this competition is not for you. Equity index futures and CME crypto futures are available to trade.

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