Ok Traders, Here is what quite possibly may be the most important topic of our near future, in my opinion! I want to hear your thoughts on how the new minium account rule will, or will not affect our day trading future. Okay, let me break down my immediate concerns, then I would really like to hear from you on this important topic. Now, I may not be 100% on the new rule, so chime in a correct me where I am wrong. Firstly, how many traders out there will be taken out of the game do to the new rule? Let us hear from you (the ones that will).Now for many of us here, probally not a big problem, but is it? Let's consider how much rookie money it may take of the table? Ok, this sounds bad but will this leave just a bundle of above average trader(s)fighting for profits in the equites markets. I mean lets face it, we rely on the fact that the better our skills become, we are able to take advantage of profit opportunuties from less experienced traders. With the slew of trading account(s) out there under the 25k, geese, this could cause havoc! Last thing I want to do is battle ONLY experienced traders like myself! Now, I did hear that they will be able to play long without margin (meaning long only, not short). If so maybe this opens up other opportunities if they are looking only one way? It's a thought anyways. Now, don't get ticked at me. I do not mean at all to infer if you are trading a account less than 25 k you lack experience. Not the case at all. Just this, likly the rookies will dry up, and the more experinced will find a way to fund that account. Catch my drift? Speaking of drying up, my other scary thought.With volume already getting thinner, and range(s) smaller, now what happens? Does it go lower, with an even tighter range. Uggh! Finally, the good traders adapted to the changes in the last year, so I presume we will adapt to this as well. Or am I blowing this all out of proporation? I really hope so. Look, I don't mind rolling with the punches, but I hate to see a tuff game get even tuffer. I work hard enough as it is. We'll there it is on the table. My largest fear! I knew the bull market would end, I knew volume would get thinner,skills would need to be improved. But this? My oh my oh my.To take the easy prey out of the game. Where does that leave things? Okay that's it. Blast me if I am out of line but its all on the table. Let's talk about it. *I would like to add one thing after the fact here as my original comments seem to have been confused. It is a right to passage that newer trader usually must pay, as I did, in your pursuit to day trading. And my original money and order flow, did benifit someone. And it wasnt always market makers sucking up my shares on island in a squeeze play. Good trading! Jake p.s. is it possible to get spell check here, lol.