Here's the scenario: I have about $250,000US and want to open up a Prop Account but dont need very much leverage at all to buy the stocks that I want. For example, say I want to trade 10,000 shares of Microsoft, and only need 10-20 K extra margin to cover the trade since I have 250K of my own. Is there a prop firm that will do the following: 1) Is there a prop firm that will give me a flat rate per trade of say $5 to maximum $10 dollars with all ECN and other fees associated on the 10,000 shares or even more shares if I get more money 2) Not charge me for the platform since I am putting up all the capital 3) accept a 5% payout of the profits in addition to the above commission since I am putting up all the capital 4) And since I am putting up all the capital will allow me to trade however I see fit and whenever or as often as I like and allowing me to hold positions overnight. 5) Will my funds be guaranteed by SIPC or CIPF. From my research I havent found one yet. 6) Allow me to buy Options to hedge my portfolio. Not to actively trade, but to hedge. Am I better of trading at Ameritrade for $29.99 unlimited shares, or is there someone out there who would like that deal. I mean really, there is no risk on their part as I would be putting up like 95% of the capital if not more, all of the time.