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Badges are distributed on Badge Day -- the last Friday of each month, a time when we recognize outstanding contributions from our top community members.

Status Badges
These badges denote special status/privileges these members have in the InformedTrades community.
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Central Banker Central Banker
This badge denotes individuals who are responsible for managing the value of our community currency, InformedPoints. Central Bankers also have full control over all aspects of the InformedTrades community. The central banker rules the world!

Currently, this badge is only available to InformedTrades founders.

IQ Score Bonus: + 15
Members who received this badge: 1
Simit Patel
Education Sponsor Education Sponsor
This badge is awarded to any approved sponsor who is participating in the InformedTrades community.

This badge entitles members to use a signature link in the community, and to post commentary and participate in discussions.

To apply for this badge, please contact us.
Members who received this badge: 2
Jason Rogers, Craig Ross
Global Moderator Global Moderator
This badge is awarded to any individual with global moderator privileges. These individuals can moderate all aspects of InformedTrades.

A pre-requisite for this badge is having a badge from the Contributor section of badges.

IQ Score Bonus: + 30
Members who received this badge: 5
Simit Patel, Tekmnd, TheRagsToRichesStory, forexer, hektor
Local Local
This badge is awarded to any member with a minimum of 50 combined blog and forum posts whose behavior is believed to be authentic. It is meant to signify a regular, familiar member of our community -- a local!

This badge comes with a prize of 10 InformedPoints.

IQ Score Bonus: + 5
Members who received this badge: 123
David Waring, Airelon, rocketman7, Simit Patel, jaro, Shaun Overton, Jerry, Blaiserboy, Houssam, Magic, daniel_asimov, Dave_T, P-P, uahmed, DREBG, FlowTrading, themillionaire08, trendisyourfriend, Tekmnd, jdwiencken, kylefoley76, sphereless, edwardkj, talolard, noob_trader, Borges, coronajazz, TheRagsToRichesStory, mr bean, daryl676, CVD, mattman, gb41wd, Demolition Man, jeffeben, forexer, Swedish, hutrade, randy2468, Star, jheiman66, Ektrader, JonBoy, jackbenimble, tmc300, Equitymonster83, tommyw-5088, ScottD, Jasonjit, Tina Moruzzi, AceFX, BrendanEgan88, DMD, spunky, Tom, StockJake, The Chartist, brooklyn, Don1987, Jason Rogers, freiheit, Ruben.., Craig Ross, JeffShepherd, Gains, tradermax, Sergeant Investor, Jason Major, Paddy Johns, StockJock, dangap, Dr Pip, elsig, DeltaZero, larryfolson, abcaddictsclub, -o0(GoldTrader)0o-, frankkn, waterscalming, slow to learn, bluesprite31, hektor, thebacktestking, srinireliance, Elijah, morgandallen, Rob123, gm228099, Fibonacci, LitheInvestor, NoJobRob, leonardo, bkelly23, JKJPONE, wolverine, Belle, tradefund, withthetrend, akiva, Power Broker, kush, robocod, trader10, samthetrader, vladutz112, Serchr21, YertleTurtle, Irish Dotmaster, Meowin, Anubhav1703, Luke Myers, Alec1974, GiveMeOptions, Unbreakable, bhinder, wal, HoboTrader, zouze, samuel23, Jack Francisco, Dunstan, supertramp, sourcecodefx
Contributor Badges
Badges for contributions made to our community.
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Course Contributor Course Contributor
Awarded to any member who contributes an entire course, published originally on InformedTrades.com, to our community.

Members who have this badge implicitly have the Lesson badge as well, and are awarded accordingly.

IQ Score Bonus: + 50
Members who received this badge: 18
David Waring, Simit Patel, jaro, Shaun Overton, Magic, DREBG, Tekmnd, talolard, TheRagsToRichesStory, Ektrader, BrendanEgan88, larryfolson, slow to learn, wolverine, YertleTurtle, Luke Myers, Johnathon Fox, Dunstan
Trading Journal Trading Journal
The trading journal badge is awarded to any InformedTrades member who has diligently kept a journal, shown improvement over time, and helped us to learn in the process. The member must have a minimum of 100 combined forum and blog posts, as well as a minimum of six months time as a member.

IQ Score Bonus: + 50
Members who received this badge: 16
David Waring, DREBG, TheRagsToRichesStory, forexer, AceFX, Tom, Ruben.., frankkn, TradingFinn, srinireliance, Rob123, wolverine, Power Broker, robocod, Anubhav1703, Luke Myers
Trading Plan -- Level II Trading Plan -- Level II
Awarded to those who have shared their trading plan with us, improved it over time, referred back to it as needed, and demonstrated how they have used it to improve their trading.

Members must be a part of our community for at least three months to be eligible. The Level I Plan Badge is also a pre-requisite to this badge.

IQ Score Bonus: + 35
Members who received this badge: 2
TheRagsToRichesStory, TradingFinn
InformedTrades Heroes InformedTrades Heroes
This badge is awarded to members who have repeatedly gone above and beyond the call of duty in their service to the mission statement. To be eligible for this badge, members must have at least 1,000 posts, and must have repeatedly shared their knowledge and helped traders learn.

IQ Score Bonus: + 30
Members who received this badge: 10
David Waring, Simit Patel, Magic, DREBG, Tekmnd, TheRagsToRichesStory, forexer, Ektrader, Tom, slow to learn
Reviewer Reviewer
Awarded to community members who have shared authentic reviews of products/services they have tried.

Pre-requisite: Local Badge

IQ Score Bonus: + 15

Members who received this badge: 12
David Waring, rocketman7, Simit Patel, talolard, Ektrader, Tom, slow to learn, thebacktestking, NoJobRob, YertleTurtle, Luke Myers, HoboTrader
2,000 Post Club 2,000 Post Club
This badge is awarded to members who have 2,000 or more posts in the forum section of our community.

IQ Score Bonus: + 15
Members who received this badge: 5
David Waring, Simit Patel, Tekmnd, forexer, slow to learn
100 Thanks Received 100 Thanks Received
This badge is awarded to any member who has received at least 100 "Thanks" due to participation in our community discussion forums.

IQ Score Bonus: + 15
Members who received this badge: 7
Simit Patel, Tekmnd, forexer, slow to learn, YertleTurtle, Anubhav1703, Luke Myers
3X Course Contributor 3X Course Contributor
These individuals have made sizable contributions to at least three different courses here on InformedTrades.

IQ Score Bonus: + 30
Members who received this badge: 11
David Waring, Simit Patel, Magic, DREBG, Tekmnd, Ektrader, larryfolson, slow to learn, wolverine, YertleTurtle, Luke Myers
Pioneer Pioneer
Awarded to members who make unique and exemplary contributions to InformedTrades University and the community mission statement.

IQ Score Bonus: + 30
Members who received this badge: 3
David Waring, Magic, StockJock
Specialist Specialist
This badge is awarded to members who specialize in trading a single instrument, and have made a noteworthy contribution towards sharing their approach with us. A minimum of 100 posts is required to be eligible for the specialist badge.

IQ Score Bonus: + 20
Members who received this badge: 3
jaro, slow to learn, Elijah
Trading Plan  - Level I Trading Plan - Level I
This badge is awarded to members who take the first step of sharing a high quality trading plan with us. (See our trading plan archive for ideas on creating a trading plan).

IQ Score Bonus: + 20
Members who received this badge: 20
Simit Patel, Magic, TheRagsToRichesStory, forexer, Tom, larryfolson, waterscalming, TradingFinn, morgandallen, LitheInvestor, wolverine, kush, robocod, Smicky, The Forex Geek, Serchr21, Luke Myers, JamesK, ericman2001, supertramp
Purple Heart Purple Heart
Awarded to loyal community members who have blown up funds as IT Prop Traders, have learned their lesson, and have shared their experience with us here on InformedTrades.

Pre-requisite: Prop Trader Level One Badge

IQ Score Bonus: + 15

Members who received this badge: 1
DREBG
Video Contributor Video Contributor
Awarded to InformedTrades members who publish a video on a video sharing site that helps traders learn and mentions InformedTrades (visual mention required). Or, for a video made by a member with at least three months membership that is acknowledged by another IT member with a contributor badge as being an outstanding video.

IQ Score Bonus: +10
Members who received this badge: 14
David Waring, Simit Patel, Shaun Overton, DREBG, Tekmnd, kylefoley76, TheRagsToRichesStory, forexer, hutrade, Ektrader, AceFX, larryfolson, frankkn, Johnathon Fox
Lesson Contributor Lesson Contributor
This award is given to any member who makes a contribution that is added to InformedTrades University. Useful links, as well as well-written articles and videos, are prime examples of contributions that can earn a member this badge.

IQ Score Bonus: + 10
Members who received this badge: 39
David Waring, Airelon, Simit Patel, Shaun Overton, Magic, DREBG, trendisyourfriend, Tekmnd, talolard, Ektrader, BrendanEgan88, Tom, The Chartist, StockJock, elsig, frankkn, waterscalming, slow to learn, TradingFinn, hektor, srinireliance, wolverine, Power Broker, kush, robocod, The Forex Geek, ChaosTrader63, YertleTurtle, theratiotrader, Anubhav1703, Luke Myers, albertly, ItsNeverEasy, Johnathon Fox, solstis, ericman2001, POKERFACE, Dunstan, Steven Smith
Code Contributor Code Contributor
This badge is awarded to any member who contributes an original piece of code, such as an MT4 script or an entire software application, to the InformedTrades community.

IQ Score Bonus: + 10
Members who received this badge: 6
DREBG, talolard, StockJock, 3d_fx, wolverine, jpvtien
Honoree of the Month Honoree of the Month
This badge is awarded to one member each month in recognition for outstanding contributions made during that month.

IQ Score Bonus: + 10
Members who received this badge: 21
DREBG, Tekmnd, forexer, StockJock, elsig, slow to learn, TradingFinn, hektor, Rob123, LitheInvestor, NoJobRob, Power Broker, YertleTurtle, Anubhav1703, Luke Myers, ericman2001, POKERFACE, supertramp, JoseNJ, bruce1963, sohardsohumble
Link Scout Link Scout
Awarded to any member who has shared at least 10 quality links to resources for traders.

IQ Score Bonus: + 10
Members who received this badge: 9
Tekmnd, Tom, StockJock, slow to learn, hektor, Power Broker, robocod, Anubhav1703, Luke Myers
Forthcoming Badges
Badges still under development.
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There are no awards in this category.
Badges of Dishonor
These badges have a negative connotation.
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Quests
Badges awarded for successfully completing quests designed to help you become a profitable trader.
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Badges Temporarily On Hold
These badges are being re-imagined and thus are temporarily on hold in our game play environment.
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Live Trader Live Trader
***This badge is temporarily unavailable while the Funds initiative is re-shaped.***

A badge to members who meet either of the following criteria:

1. Have opened up a Live Learning Account, and have placed at least one trade
2. Are an ITCM Trader who have deposited at least $100 in their own fund.

IQ Score Bonus: + 30
Members who received this badge: 4
Simit Patel, DREBG, LitheInvestor, supertramp
Prop Trader - Level One Prop Trader - Level One
***This badge is temporarily unavailable while the Funds initiative is re-shaped.***

The ITCM Level One Trader Badge is the introductory badge for those looking to trade a live fund and raise capital from the InformedTrades community.

Level I Traders are entitled to trade up to 5% of the central bank assets, whose collective value determines the value of InformedPoints. Updates to InformedPoints are provided regularly via our Central Bank Updates.

IQ Score Bonus: + 15
Members who received this badge: 7
Simit Patel, DREBG, forexer, larryfolson, slow to learn, LitheInvestor, Luke Myers
ITCM Trader - Level Two ITCM Trader - Level Two
This Badge is awarded to any trader who has maintained six months in which the running profits remained at 50% while placing a minimum of two trades per month. The Level I Badge is a pre-requisite to earning the Level II Badge.

IQ Score Bonus: + 30
Members who received this badge: 1
DREBG
Discontinued Badges
These badges are no longer a part of the InformedTrades game play environment.
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Demo Contest Champion Demo Contest Champion
***This badge is temporarily unavailable while the Funds initiative is re-shaped.***


This badge is awarded to any member who reaches the top spot in the IT demo trading contest. Contest participants must be enrolled in the contest for a minimum of three months for consideration.

A badge to members who have opened up a Live Learning Account, and have placed at least one trade.

IQ Score Bonus: + 30
Members who received this badge: 2
Tekmnd, LitheInvestor
Gold Club Gold Club
***This badge has been retired. It is no longer available.***


The Badge awarded to Gold Club members.

IQ Score Boost: +10
Members who received this badge: 3
Simit Patel, jaro, HoboTrader

 

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