Commodity Futures Trading Commission Released 2:00 PM Friday 22 September 2006: "The CFTC is pleased to announce the creation and monthly publication of a new report to assist futures traders in entering and exiting positions profitably. This new report, called The Stupidity of Traders, is an index on an inverse scale of of 0 to 100. A score of zero indicates that collectively traders are the least stupid that they have ever been by historical standards, that is to say, breaking even before commissions. A score of 100 means that traders are the most stupid that they have ever been by historical standards, that is to say, likely to be 100% wrong on every trade. The scale is developed by an automated search of alleged trader posts on the posting website EliteTrader.com (ET). The score itself is a normalized hit-weighted composite of the following key phrases: "free" (weighted 10) "have you tried" (weighted 9) "give me" (weighted 8) "does anyone" (weighted 7) "where can" (weighted 6) "who knows" (weighted 5) "grob" (weighted 4) "has anyone" (weighted 3) "fuck you" (weighted 2) "what just" (weighted 1) This new report will be released on the fourth Friday of every month if that Friday is preceded by a Thursday. The inaugural value, based on searches performed on ET during the month of August 2006, is 99.6. This means that traders, as faithfully represented by postings on ET, achieved the pinnacle of stupidity that month. Further information on the statistical methodology and the historical normalization may be found at http://www.cftc.gov/cftc/cftccotreports.htm For the CFTC, The Commissioners."