Why does every "prop" firm out there charge money to trade a sim account? This leads me to believe that all prop firms are scams. After all, how much money does it REALLY cost to allow someone access to a sim account with whatever data feed they have to trade your "proprietary account"? It is all fake money anyways. So allow them free access to the sim account with whatever platform and datafeed they are comfortable with using. Why force them into new situations with which they may not be comfortable? No wonder most of them FAIL. You impel upon them unnecessary rules and edicts which simply do not apply in the real world. And don't try to baffle me with the margin bullshit. There are ways to control that on the backend. You "prop firms" all want profitable traders, but you all take the short-term track of "We cannot control what our trainees do, so we must "fix" them", and charge them money for your simulated loss. I call bollocks on that. From a RL perspective, I can tell you whole-heartedly... YOU guys are doing it wrong. You all are focused on day-trading. Dudes, day-trading is DEAD. It can no longer work in the prop environment. No WONDER you cannot find good traders and instead choose to exploit the masses with charging money with strict rules for day-trading simulation. YOU PROP FIRMS ARE NOW PART OF THE PROBLEM. You are not the solution. You guys are making money on the idea of, and in fact promoting, the FAILURE of most traders. So you make money on their failures. Would it not be more profitable for you to stoke profitable traders? Your process is flawed. And you are killing market liquidity with your actions. It is almost criminal. Seriously. Flom.