well, i just read this thread: http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=10618&perpage=6&pagenumber=1 it's really just sad. the PDT rule has got to be one of the most annoying things i know of..except for maybe the united states tax code. the PDT rule is fucking everything up for the little guy. it's no secret a lot of the little guys are trading the e-minis to get around the PDT rule. now ib is changing their margin requirements. i really can't blame ib...they have a business to run. however, i can blame the fucking SEC and whoever let the PDT rules come into play. something like QQQ would be perfect for little guys to learn how to trade, not a leveraged instrument like ES or NQ, which is what a lot of little guys are trading now. when you don't know what you're doing, you don't play with leveraged money. it's a joke... i know there is an army of followers who agree with me on this. what can we do? i put something in my signature, but really, what are a bunch of emails going to do? what can us little guys do that might actually help to get rid of these ridiculous PDT rules? trading is hard enough as it is. little guys like me don't need additional rules to tie a hand behind our backs. the same rules should apply to all; it shouldn't matter if you have $25k or not. "...with liberty and justice for all." bullfuckingshit.