Had some time this weekend, and had added another machine to our trading network anyway, so figured I would give this contest a try with the Volatility Trader. Of course, trading only $1,000 is five times less than the minimum that we trade client accounts, so there is a good possibility it will go bust immediately, as we can easily draw down that amount, especially at the 1:4 MM Volatility Trader will be using.
Anyway, it should be amusing to see if such a small account lasts long enough to make it through the first few days or weeks. Also, it will be interesting to compare the kind of execution we get with that provided by FXDD.
By the way, if I could change one thing about this contest it would be to make the account size more 'reasonable'. I would consider a real world investment to be at least $5k and really, to work properly with the Volatility Trader at the kind of return/risk ratio necessary to win a contest like this, $10k accounts would be better for us, with a better chance of compounding the account, etc.