I find the Date Range rankings helpful in selecting members to follow, because they show whose strategy is currently "hot".phxmrc wrote:I kinda like the day leader board although I don't need to see the 5/10 days. I do like YTD + 30/90/180/360 days along with past years or something along those lines. I agree with others it would be nice to filter out the "False leaders". Maybe have the accounts (and new accounts) active for xxx amount of months in a row without a reset to qualify for leader board?
YTD rankings can be skewed by lucky - or unlucky - moves early in the year, whereas 360 days (i.e. a rolling year or PIP) indicates consistency. However, anything less than a month can also be misleading. 30-90-360 (3x & 4x intervals) is a good subset of the current time intervals. 25-50-100-200 (geometrically constant 2x intervals) is another good progression.
Showing only the top 5 over each time range on a single page isn't always useful. It would be better to see the rankings in separate columns for each time period, along with the current allocation, its date, and previous allocation. It would be even better to be able to sort on each column, and/or toggle between rank and gain/loss - or have corresponding pages for Rank and Gain/Loss. To be really flexible, the time intervals shown be user-adjustable from the defaults.
For example (by Rank or by %change)
Member YTD 25day 50day 100day 200day 1year Current_Allocation Allocation_Date Previous_Allocation