I could do it on a weekly basis, as 1 per week, but it is just easier for me to track it if I do it 5 per month. Everyone gets 5 trades a month, which I feel is more then enough. I'm not trying to turn this in a day trading contest either, where people flip stocks on 5% gains, but I want enough trades to make it and effective contest as well. You don't have to trade if you don't want too. Hope this helps.