***Let's take Hitman's example (just for clarification. Yesterday your team did approximately 12,000 apiece.*** Where did you get this math from? New guys do very little and more experienced guys do a lot more, new guys have higher rates and more experienced guys have much lower rates. I have shown complete formulas to show people how a newbie doing 2000 shares a day (that's 10 trades a day via 100 shares which is the typical size they should be doing) will NOT pay any more money than Bright once you factor in desk fees despite of the fact that they have no capital contribution nor experience. ***(Note: the example of 1.8 cents came from an existing trader in training)*** The highest rate of anyone on my team paying right now is 1.3, and he trades 100 shares, get your facts straight before you bash away. Bright CAN NOT afford to back its traders like Worldco does because Bright CAN NOT AFFORD TO EAT THE INITIAL LOSSES, pure and simple. It is an inferior business model due to the lack of financial strength, nothing more than the full service version of IB, because Bright takes ZERO risk from its traders. BTW, Echo has the same business model as Bright.