FPA Forums and Reviews Admin
How to volunteer your product or service for FPA Performance Testing
Attention Company Owners: Please read all the instructions in this thread before submitting a test.
Getting set up for the FPA's Performance Testing Program requires a review page and FPA access to your product or service.
Review Page Requirements
If you already have a review page, you can skip this part.
All products and services listed for Performance Testing are linked to a review page. The policy for having a review page is that it must be at a unique domain owned by your company.
Acceptable examples include companyname.com, companyname.com.uk, companyname.net, companyname.hk
Unacceptable examples include companyname.freehostingsite.com, companyname.blogsite.com, somekindofhosting.com/companyname, mt4sharingsite/companyname
Think of it from a customer's point of view. Would you pay for an EA, Signals, or Managed Account service from a company that can't afford its own domain? I wouldn't.
A single company may offer more than one product or service from one review page. A number of companies have more than one item being Performance Tested.
Access to the Product or Service
Currently, FPA Performance Testing is set up to get information only from MT4. The programmers tell me that they are ready for MT5 when it becomes necessary to use it.
For all categories of Performance Testing, as if June 1st, 2013, the FPA ONLY accepts live accounts. You may chose any MetaTrader broker you like, as long as it is not a broker that the FPA has marked as SCAM. If you chose a live account, the programmers can cover up the name of the account holder and the account number on the statement displayed inside of the Performance Test.
For EAs, you need to set up your own MetaTrader account with at least $50 in deposits. Bonuses do not count towards this total. Please give the name of the broker, the server at the broker, the account number and the Read-Only investor password. Please mention any non-default settings.
For Signals Services or Managed Accounts, please provide the name of the broker, the MT4 server at the broker, the account number and the Read-Only investor password. By default, pending and open trades are not displayed for Signals Services and Managed Accounts to prevent non-subscribers from copying the trades.
All signals and managed accounts must have at least $500, excluding bonuses. These accounts should ONLY be used for trading the signals or only have been traded by the management service. The FPA will NOT exclude trades prior to a specific date.
For all types of services, please include a few sentences telling about the trading method. This will be added to the Performance Test page and could provide valuable information to people considering buying your product.
If any test from your company ends in a margin call and you want to begin testing again, see the post later in this thread about restarting after a failed test.
To submit all this information to the FPA, please click the "Suggest Product" button on the All Forex Tests Page. All of the information will go straight to the FPA Test Labs.