The Maximum Loss Limit (MLL) is a trailing drawdown set at 4% on all Standard Account sizes, and 3.5% on all Advanced Account sizes here at Alpha Futures. This allows traders to pick whichever account size they please without having to change their style. Most of the industry operates with a 3% MLL on accounts larger than $50k.

### How is it calculated?

The Maximum Loss Limit is calculated from your account balance high at the end of each trading day, not intraday equity high like many others out there. See the example below to understand.

You start with a $50k Standard Account, your starting MLL will be $48,000 ($2,000 or 4%).

If you make $500 on the first trading day in the $50K account, your account balance will be $50,500, which will make your Maximum Loss Limit $48,500 ($2,000 from the account balance high).

If you lose $500 the next day, your account balance would go back to $50,000, but your MLL will remain $48,500. This MLL will not go below $48,500 for the remainder of that account lifespan.

Once the Maximum Loss Limit reaches the initial starting balance, it won’t continue to trail. Meaning, if your EOD balance reaches $52,000 (+4%) your MLL will now be $50,000 and remain there for the account lifespan.

You can monitor your MLL on your dashboard.

### What happens if I hit the Maximum Loss Limit?

If you break MLL, your account will be liquidated. This means any attempted orders after the breach will not execute.

Hitting the MLL on an Evaluation Account means that account will no longer be eligible for funding opportunities. You may try again by purchasing a Reset, or wait for your monthly rebill to return the account to the original starting balance to try again.

Hitting MLL on an Alpha Futures Qualified Account means the account has been breached and will be closed at the end of that trading day.