We all know that new traders tend to lose money in the markets. Given that, I think the following game would prove to have some interesting results. The participants in the game: 30 people with little or no trading experience. Object of game: Each participant will be given a 1 million dollar futures account. The goal of the game will be to lose all the money in the account. The game will last one year. At the end of the year time frame the person with the smallest account wins $1,000,000. All the traders must return the funds in their accounts to the game funder at the end of the year time frame. If any trader manages to lose 95% of their account before the year period that person wins and the game ends early. Rules of the game: 1: Each participant can only trade the e-mini Nasdaq 100 futures. (same market for everyone) 2: Each participant can only trade 1 to 10 contracts. (this prevents them from trading some hugh 100 contract position and losing lots of money by luck) 3: Commissions are $5 per round trip per contract (IB commissions) 4: Each participant can only trade up to 5 round trip trades per trading day. (prevents them from losing money by overtrading) 5: Each participant cannot have any open positions at the end of the trading day. (force the guys to daytrade) Now let the worst trader win! What do you think will happen? Will the new traders actually make money because they are trying to lose money? If I had as much money as Bill Gates I would fork out the 31 million to actually run this game.