I have been trying to do some research on what is the best deal, from an initial point (not a volume break) on trading the ES round trip. Maybe someone with more experience then I regarding the futures market can PM or post some suggested information. My intentions are not to promote one broker over another, but to establish more of a "Fair Value" if you will. Intra Day margins. 1000-300 with the average being $500.00 per-contract. that seems pretty standard from what i have been able to find. Platform - Some offer it Free (altho higher round trip), Some $50.00 a month some as high as $650.00 a month. After about 3 weeks of googling the best i could find is this .. $3.80 round turn. 500.00 intra day margin. 50.00 per-month platform. (this is not a member price) If someone can beat this or knows of someone offering better please pm. thank you in advance. R.D.