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2017 Futures Trading Tournament hosted by GFF Brokers.

  1. Greetings and Salutations to All!

    We're proud to announce GFF Brokers 1st Trading Tournament.

    The contest will be run on a demo platform of Global Zen Trader.

    Although the demo does use Live Market Data, conducting the tournament on a demo platform protects tournament participants from experiencing any real loss while also providing the opportunity to take real prizes.

    Each account will begin with $50,000 in buying power.
    The tournament will run for the full month of December, from the 1st thru the 31st.
    Based on their final P&L the top 3 traders will be awarded trophies and prizes.

    Thank you for your attention, if you're interested please click here to register.

    Trading entails a significant risk of loss and should only be done with risk capital.
     
  2. woo, free commissions to some random broker I just heard about for the first time today.
     
  3. What's the matter algo? You wouldn't like the shiny trophy and $500 in free commissions that you'd only get within the first 30 days of opening your live account with at least $2,500, and from whom do not even have commissions listed on their website so you don't know how many trades that actually is?

    You're such a downer.
     
  4. what? you don't like free stuff?
     
  5. fear of the unknown is the greatest fear of all.
     
  6. If you have never heard of them, you should spend more time checking out the sponsors of this site. You know, the people that pay so you can piss and moan.
     
  7. Is GFF Brokers a sponsor of this site?
     
  8. You'll notice they're listed under:

    ET IS FREE BECAUSE OF THE FINANCIAL SUPPORT FROM THESE COMPANIES:
     
  9. Gff used to be global futures, a long time sponsor here. Opened my first account with them around 10 - 15 years ago. Still use them as one of my brokers, withdrawing from them every few weeks for years and never an issue. Would recommend.
     
  10. This is a Futures-only competition, correct...options are excluded?
    I only know options. everything else to me is basically alien language.
     
  11. LL...futures are part art part science brah.
     
  12. Eh, I would find somewhere else to piss and moan if I had to. I'm only here for Overnight's stellar journal.
     
  13. Algo, your sweet-nothings will not waylay me. I am immune to that sort of patr...Wait, is that a hot fudge cookie I see in your pocket?

    OMG I love you.
     
  14. You are correct, this is a Futures only tournament.

    While the demo of Global Zen Trader does simulate option trades, only Futures markets will be used to determine tournament P&L.
     
  15. Questions about your competition.

    1. Will you be posting results as the competition progresses?

    2. I already have an account at another futures broker, entering this contest means i need another data feed. will having multiple data feeds change my status to a professional trader and increase my data feed costs?

    3. Does the demo account terminate at the end of the contest?

    4. If I choose to open another futures account with GFF will having 2 futures accounts affect my non-professional status?

    5. Are there any loss limit rules or contract size restrictions to follow? This will affect how the tournoment is played and strategy will change as opposed to investing 50K of real money.

    Notes: I had an account with Global before, the clearing firm I was with discontinued Canadian accounts, I could have went to another clearing firm at Global but changed brokers. My broker is another sponsor here and they are good. My experience with Global was also good . A lady named Michelle looked after my account at Global. The commissions at GFF will have to be competitive or they won't be in business for long so I wouldn't worry about that. The Global Zen trader looks like a good platform, it is simmilar to open ecry platform and there seems to be more videos on this if you look at youtube.

    Thinking about entering this contest, any estimates on the number of entrants?
     
  16. Options Question?
    Does GFF allow selling of uncovered futures options in live accounts?

    Note: commissions are free if you place in this contest but you still have to pay the exchange fees, clearing fees etc. But the bragging rights (if you win) would be worth it!

    BTW I'm killing it on the Euro today up 54 pips so far. stop 9 pips down from here so i'm locking in 46 pips for sure.
     
  17. Shhhhhhhh!!! don't tell it's only one M6E contract.
     
  18. Happy thanksgiving to all US traders.
     
  19. 1. When the tournament is completed we will publish the winner, 1st place, as well as the 2nd and 3rd place finishers.

    2. No, the addition of another data feed would affect your status as a non-pro trader.

    3. Yes, upon completion of the tournament the demo will expire. However, if you would like to test the platform after the tournament concludes a new demo can be issued.

    4. If your status now is non-professional opening an account with GFF would not affect it.

    5. Yes, regular margin requirements will be applied to tournament accounts. The number of tradable lots is determined by account buying power, the starting account balance will be $50,000.

    I don't have the exact number of tournament traders on hand immediately but we plan on sharing this information before the tournament begins next month.

    Thanks for the kind words, we still work with Canadian clients. Feel free to pm or email us about our commission rates.
     
  20. Thanks!

    Hoping everyone has the best turkeypocalypse ever.
     
  21. GFF Brokers does not allow shorting of uncovered futures options.

    You are correct regarding the tournament prizes and bragging rights.

    keep it up :)
     
  22. If it's a paper trading contest, no actual trades will be made. Why would there be exchange, clearing fees?
     
  23. By "placing" in the contest he means if you win a place in the contest and fund with them, you get the free commish but stil pay the other related fees when trading live.
     
  24. Thank you, you are correct. Have a great turkey day!
     
  25. Tournament start is just around the corner!

    Less than 2 days away from first tournament trade, if you haven't signed up it's not too late.

    Feel free to join up here.
     
  26. I'm In
     
  27. Let the games begin
     
  28. Good luck to all, may the odds ever be in your favor.
     
  29. And we're off...

    If any tournament traders have not received their login or there are any issues with their platform please send me an email so we can correct the issue quickly, casey@gffbrokers.com
    thank you.
     
  30. Can we have an update on how many contestants got blown up by the Flynn crash?
     
  31. Will they be showing ongoing results of the contest, and how many entrants did you get?
     
  32. I'm looking into this question now and will update shortly.
    thanks.
     
  33. weekly updates will be sent tournament traders with results for the top 5.
     
  34. no one was wiped out as a result of this mornings activity, everyone still in it :)
     
  35. Does this mean that the top 5 traders are the only ones who will know how they are doing throughout the tournament?
     
  36. I wish I could update you guys with specific numbers but TPTB want to make sure the words are just right.

    Please PM me your tournament user ID and I'll get your ranking for you.
     
  37. and the winner is......
    all blown up
     
  38. we'll be posting the winners shortly, unfortunately getting our post approved by the regulators is a bit slow going.

    We appreciate your interest!