for many years on these boards don has answered every note were somebody has asked about a firm like tradevision or caliper with firing guns about them not being licensed or this or that. WE ALL KNOW BRIGHT IS FINANCIALLY STRONG BUT WHO GIVES A HOOT WHEN YOU GOT A LOUSY 5K OF YOUR MONEY ON THE LINE A HIGH VOL TRADER CAN SAVE 5K A MONTH IN COMMISSIONS WITH MANY PROP FIRMS OVER BRIGHT SO IN 1 MONTH THEY'VE COVERED THERE DEPOSIT AND IF IN 12 MONTHS THE PROP GOES UNDER THEY'VE SAVED 60K OVER BRIGHT. with that 60k i can go open a retail account with a prop shop SIPC INSURED and still save 5k or more a month over bright. COMPARE YOURSELF TO HOLD,CARLIN OR ASSENT. ASSENT HAS 400 MILLION OF ASSETS AND IS OWNED BY $4 BILLION SUNGUARD. I CAN GET A RATE 1/2 OF BRIGHTS DOING HUGE VOL. i think people on this board need to unween themselves from the addiction of leverage from a bright or whoever and build up ther own money and go sipc insured retail with a prop firm. you have much better negotiating powers with your own money. again don we know bright is a great company but compare yourself to the assents or holds of the world were commissions seem to be much much lower. ALSO BOB TALK ABOUT HOW MUCH MORE MONEY BRIGHT OR ANY OTHER PROP SHOP IS MAKING WITH 3 MONTH TREASURY'S AT 5%? IF YOU HAVE $20 MILLION SITTING IN A TREASURY FOR COLLATERAL FOR YOUR FIRMS INTRADAY BUYING POWER 5% VS 1% 18 MONTHS AGO IS A COOL 800K A YEAR EXTRA PROFIT.