the question is best posed to a large cross section of you folks, specifically those who have been trading for a looooooong time. With the ubiquity of electronic trading, it makes sense that commissions and fees have fallen drastically over the course of your trading career. Is this true? What were commissions and fees on your average futures contract in 1975? How about in 1985? Did the price only start to fall in 1995 with the daytrading boom? Is the price so low now, and thus the vig is reduced so heavily, that you actually have a statistically BETTER chance of winning NOW, than you did back then?