Question: what is stopping 1000 retail traders 'clubbing' together, forming a co-operative base and having a sizable presence in the market. We all know the order book manipulation and the sheer power advantages of being a large institution, so why not have a CTA or algorithm trade 1000 segregated accounts linked to trade 1000-3000 contracts at a time. What is stopping this? Legislation? Mr a no longer trades against mr b they trade together against their real competitor- the banks. All intelligent responses will be welcome.