I just started funding 5 futures traders and the first week all five have lost money. I know that 95% of traders lose money but damn. How do help these guys out? One big problem seems to be impulsive entries chasing the market. So I've emphasized trading with less frequency and waiting for ideal entries by placing bracket orders well ahead of time and being detached from what the market is doing now. Another problem seems to be scaling in and out which obviously leads to biggest positions on losses and smallest positions on winners. To solve the scaling problem I'm thinking of emphasizing an all in/out approach. Risk management isn't really a problem since I can set limits so that is not my concern. My biggest concern is helping them develop an edge. Since 80% of market volume is market making is that the only viable approach to intraday trading?