ok ... few questions...regarding e mini 1) what is a normal total round trip 1 contract fee .. I have seen some advertise $4.75/ 5.00 all in .. and how is this price vs the other company's that advertise a price that is not all in ? basically what are the exchange fees, and what additional costs would there be to a broker that advertising a fee that's not all in? 2) platform - what is an important feature to look for when looking at platforms???- x-trader seems to be very popular with a basic search of e-mini's any thoughts on this and what should be a ball park platform fee? if any? 3) trading futures vs stocks making the transition. What is the biggest hurdle from someone that is very used to trading listed NYSE 4) e mini v.s. russel v.s. ym mini dow .... trade preference and why? thanks in advance I am sure there very basic but I just wanted to get some other opinions on question 3 for the most part, and a tad curious on the other questions as well. thanks. R.D.