Yesterday, Andrey Stepanov from Veliky Novgorod, Russia won the Infinity Futures Live Trading
Challenge (LTC330). LTC 330 included over 200 traders around the world that competed in the five day
event which featured Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group (CME Group) futures markets.
Although traders have wide leeway with respect to the markets they can trade, traders on the leader
board during the course of LTC 330 focused on CME Group Crude Oil Futures, US Treasury Bond Futures
and Stock Index Futures. “Light Sweet Crude Oil seemed to be the favorite go to market for this
challenge”, said Jim Cagnina of Infinity Futures.
The three place winners are awarded prizes. For LTC 330 prizes were provide by the trading education
group Become A Better Trader. The top five participants were from Russia, Poland, Italy, United States
and United Kingdom. An updated leaderboard is at http://www.livetradingchallenge.com.
Infinity Futures live trading challenge is conducted on a bi-monthly basis. These challenges are open to
all traders and are qualifying events for the Annual Championship at the end of the year. There is no
entry fee required. The LTC events are conducted on a real-time simulated account basis. “The
architecture for the Challenges is structured to provide a level playing field with parameters that closely
mimic real life constraints” said Jim.
The LTC events are oriented toward both novice and veteran traders. The benefits for Novice traders
include the ability of learn the sophisticated trading platform and charting, get a feel for exchange
traded futures markets and develop strategies and techniques that can be used to continue to trade.
There is no entry fee or funds required. Jim added “what started as a fun game turned into a powerful
learning and education tool”.
The next event is Live Trading Challenge 331 (LTC331) which begins in April. Registration is currently
open at: http://www.livetradingchallenge.com/#register.