Was thinking about this over the last few days and thought this expirement might work well on ET. Basically, I'm looking to investigate a number of things, one of them is that 90-95% (or more) of people fail in futures trading, the rest make good money. The basic idea of the experiment is that I will make up an imaginary futures contract, I'll start it at 1000, 50$ a point, each trade gets deducted $20 to simulate spread/coms. Each day I'll give a new closing price, high, and low (and the times of the high/low). To keep it simple, we assume that from open (the close of previous day), price moved first to the high (or low, whichever came first) then to the other, and then to the close. Stop/limit/stoplimit/MOO/MOC will be the acceptable orders for trading. This experiment will get best results as the number of participants increases, I'm hoping for at least 50. I'll be keeping track of number of long/short positions and from where. I'll emulate how the market would move in those situations as best as I can. If you're interested, post here your starting position. Assume you start with 5000 capital and margin/contract is 3000, 2000 maintenance. If someone is willing to help me, please PM or post, I hope to get some decent results and reach a conclusion on the 95% idea. I know this is not perfect since everyone will know each other's positions, but it should be a decent simulation of a futures market.