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The Trading IQ Game by Roger Medcalf of Precision Trading Systems

List of features in the new Html5 version ( 100% FREE to use )

  • Trade indication buy and sell arrows and tick marks to show trade entry and exit levels displayed on price chart
  • HTML5 interface now works in any browser with super fast loading speed
  • Click to view trade reports of other members ( via World and Weekly tables ) so you can compare your skill with other members
  • Financial ratios calculated and displayed in table and trade report page
  • MAR ( Managed account report ) shown in reports and tables
  • Risk / Reward ratio shown in reports and tables
  • Underwater bars shown in reports and tables
  • Maximum draw downs shown in reports and tables
  • Winning percent of trades shown in reports and tables
  • Equity curve chart plot in trade reports for each session and for entire sessions combined


Can you make it as a professional?

 Trading IQ calibration

 Or do you need some practice?

  • > 2000 = Super elite class trader top 0.01%

  • > 1900 = Outstanding professional trader

  • > 1800 = Expert professional trader

  • > 1500 = Good professional trader

  • > 1300 = Average professional trader

  • > 1200 = Good trader

  • > 1100 = Improving trader

  • > 1000 = Typical trader


  • IQ > 900 = Typical trader

  • IQ > 800 = Trainee trader

  • IQ > 700 = Beginning to show potential

  • IQ > 600 = Practice can raise standard

  • IQ > 500 = Showing signs of promise

  • IQ > 400 = First signs of promise

  • IQ > 300 = Would benefit from higher study

  • IQ < 200 = Needs to study basics

  • IQ < 100 = Not ready to risk own capital


    Trading IQ game is a FREE, fun way to find out if you can make it in real trading, practice your skills and win prizes


What are the prizes for playing?



  • To receive prizes you must provide a valid id ( passport or drivers license ) scanned and emailed to me.

  • Anonymous players are welcome to compete but they cannot receive prizes or feature on the hall of fame pages.

  • If you do not provide a winners comment you cannot be put on the hall of fame pages.

  • Licensed prizes for Precision Trading Systems products can only be provided for NinjaTrader or MultiCharts.



To the Winner of the World Trading IQ championship for could be you, try it out and see!

  • 1 Year subscription to NinjaTrader live license key ( value $600 )

  • Lifetime license for MultiCharts ( value $1495 )

  • 1 Year Licenses for products below for MultiCharts and NInjaTrader

  • FREE Precision Trading Systems Mach-Trend platinum pro

  • FREE Precision Index Oscillator

  • FREE PLA Dynamical GOLD

  • FREE Precision divergence finder

  • FREE Precision stop indicator

  • Your name and photo on the hall of fame pages

  • Your name and photo on the home page for the year of your victory

To the 2nd place contestant of the World Trading IQ championship

  • 9 month subscription to NinjaTrader live license key ( value $510 )

  • 1 Year Licenses for products below for MultiCharts and NInjaTrader

  • FREE Precision Trading Systems Mach-Trend platinum pro

  • FREE Precision Index Oscillator

  • FREE PLA Dynamical GOLD

To the 3rd place contestant of the World Trading IQ championship

  • 6 month subscription to NinjaTrader live license key ( value $330 )

  • 1 Year Licenses for products below for MultiCharts and NInjaTrader

  • FREE Precision Trading Systems Mach-Trend platinum pro

  • FREE Precision Index Oscillator

  • FREE PLA Dynamical GOLD

To the winner of each 52 Weekly Trading IQ contests who complete at least 15 sessions


  • 10% OFF any Precision Trading Systems products ( full priced versions only )

Those who score > 1025 Trading IQ from at least 15 sessions

Valid ID must be shown and NDA signed before files are sent

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Supported browsers


  • Google Chrome
  • Android
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Galaxy
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • iPhone
  • Internet Explorer 11 or above
  • Opera
  • Safari
  • Sea Monkey
  • Torch
  • Blackberry



Trading IQ game concepts and FAQ

Tips on how to play for greater profits


Trading IQ game is 100% FREE  with great prizes from NinjaTrader and MultiCharts the game sponsors


2017 contest will start on Feb 1st and end December 31st 2017 at midnight GMT London time




Technical analysis studies only PRICE.  Its the the only thing sure to be real. 

The Technical trading IQ game will teach you the art of technical analysis in its purest form. You may find you have a gift that you were not aware of. Using this trading game will help you learn to trade if you are a beginner, improve your skills if you have some experience and if you are one of the best you can use your talent to win prizes.

There are two basic methods of analysing markets for trading.

  1. Fundamental analysis

  2. Technical analysis

Fundamental analysis is the study of company reports and accounts, using economic data and broker reports to select buying or selling points. The problem with this approach is that the timing is generally arbitrary as it depends when the trader reads the reports or accounts as to when he places a trade. Another trader may view the same "great accounts" a month later and buy for the same reason at double to price! Clearly this approach is flawed.

Technical analysis involves the use of charts to choose buy and sell points, and the purpose of the Technical trading game is to practice this science in order to improve your skills. The purest technicians use 100% technical analysis and do not even read the news from the individual companies or crop reports or economic data etc.

Frequently the market will sell off on good news or rise on bad news which can lead to deepening confusion. Companies often issue statements which are worded in such a way as to be incomprehensible to the reader, this is often to hide the real facts. Accounting fraud and massaged profit estimates are commonplace.


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  • Learn how to place your stop loss a safe distance away from "the noise" of the market. The best place to put it would be somewhere where you believe the trend has really changed direction. This avoids over trading and changing your mind too often, which can lead to trader error.

  • Learn how much capital to risk depending on these factors

  1. Your level of expertise

  2. You confidence in the current trade

  3. The volatility of the market

  4. The distance of your stop loss from the price.

  5. The clarity of the trend ( not noisy price action )

  • Expert traders know the importance of risk control.

  • Pick you spots carefully.

  • The Market price action over the different games will vary dramatically. If the price action does not appeal to you then wait for favourable movement before placing a trade.

  • Understand what you can control and what you cant.

  1. You are in control of your stop loss placement

  2. You are in control of equity percent risked

  3. You are not in control of the market price.

  4. No matter how much you shout at the screen the price will goes its own way.

  • Find your own style

  1. Trading is often a very personal process and we all have our preferences.

  2. Keep practising to find your style which suits your personality and generates high profit.

  • Trade what you see, not what you think or feel.

  • If you don't bet you cant win, if you lose all your money you cant bet!

  • Practice for fun a few times until you learn how to use the game

Trading IQ game FAQ


Is this game really free to open an account and play as much as I like?


Totally and utterly, completely 100% FREE TO that clear now?

What formula is used for computing the lake ratio in the Trading IQ that shows in the trade reports?

The formula and detailed explanation for lake ratio is shown here. 


Why does my trading IQ rating mean in actual profit and loss terms?

A rating above 1000 means you are likely to be a winning trader in reality and below 1000 means you may not make it.

Expert traders can attain and IQ of  2,000+ however the average trader who will most likely lose regularly will have an IQ of 800-1200.  

See IQ definitions table above


Are there any penalties to the Trading IQ rating if I play the competition games slowly?

No, the speed settings on the game can be made as fast or slow as you like. The Trading IQ rating is not affected by speed

 The speed adjustment is just to help people feel comfortable to play at their own pace.


Can the trading game be paused if I need to answer the phone?


No, this game attempts to be as real as possible. You would not be able to pause the London stock exchange either.  If something happens, it is best to exit your trade and wait until you are free to focus again. Do not close the browser in mid session or your IQ will be penalized.


If I messed up in the annual competition am I allowed to re enter with a new ID?

Yes you can enter as many times as you like.

Persistence is rewarded in actual trading, therefore this is replicated in the trading game. You can keep trying until you are the best in the world.

Why can't I view the report of some players?

They have to complete at least 15 sessions before the report is visible to other members via the World and Weekly tables. Before 15 sessions are completed it is only the logged in played that can view their report.


Why did my Trading IQ drop from 1311 to 0 when playing in the weekly competition?

If you lost all your equity, you will be rated zero in the competitions just as a fund manager would lose all credibility if he wiped out his account. The competitions are designed to be realistic. Sorry but this an educational tool as well as a game.


Why did the price fall to zero during a game? My trading rating has now collapsed.

Shareholders of Enron also lost a 100% of their capital when it went bust as did investors in Bernie Madoff.

It happens sometimes and you need to be aware of this. If you risked 100% of your account on one trade and did not place a stop loss then you will eventually get wiped out once sooner or later. Its realism, and you learned this lesson very cheaply compared to some..


Are there any age barriers to entering the World champion trader game? I have a very talented 14 year old son who wants to enter.

Anyone can enter the world championship contest. Ages 0 to infinity.

Yes he can play, but if you want him to win the prizes you can help him sign up and then add the pay pal account email address of you the parent or guardian.

If he wins the World championship you can ask him to call me when he leaves school and maybe I will give a job trading some of my accounts.

Why doesn't my stop loss order get filled at the exact price?

Very often the stop loss order does not get filled at the exact price in real trading either, this is a factor known as slippage and is an important part of trading. The Trading IQ game is designed to be as realistic to actual trading as possible.


What happens to my IQ rating if I get disconnected during the competition games?

Your IQ will be computed as if you lost 75% of your equity, this is done to prevent people who are losing heavily from exiting the game and not losing points. Also, it teaches one to be responsible, as walking away from an open trade is rather dangerous in reality.




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  • Futures, Forex and Stock trading contain substantial risk and are not for every investor.

  • An investor could potentially lose all or more of the initial investment.

  • Risk capital is money that can be lost without jeopardizing ones financial security or lifestyle.

  • Only risk capital should be used for trading

  • Only those with sufficient risk capital should consider trading.

  • Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.



Hypothetical performance results have many inherent limitations, some of which are described below. no representation is being made that any account will or is likely to achieve profits or losses similar to those shown; in fact, there are frequently sharp differences between hypothetical performance results and the actual results subsequently achieved by any particular trading program. One of the limitations of hypothetical performance results is that they are generally prepared with the benefit of hindsight. In addition, hypothetical trading does not involve financial risk, and no hypothetical trading record can completely account for the impact of financial risk of actual trading. for example, the ability to withstand losses or to adhere to a particular trading program in spite of trading losses are material points which can also adversely affect actual trading results. There are numerous other factors related to the markets in general or to the implementation of any specific trading program which cannot be fully accounted for in the preparation of hypothetical performance results and all which can adversely affect trading results.