i'm in my third year of trading now and making about $20k/mo, trading near 1million shares/mo. I have no cap contribution, am being charged 0.006c/share with 80% payout. i work for a sub-LLC at schonfeld on the retail side. no desk fees, but I have to pay for market data and reuters service. am i getting a reasonable deal? also was considering moving to a prop firm to get licensed. they're offering 5k deposit which isn't such a big deal but would give me 50k in buying power - a SERIOUS step back from where i'm at now. they're offering 100% payout but at 0.007c which would be lowered after i've proven my ability to trade with them. am i stepping forwards or backwards by wanting my series? the only reason i want to get my series is so that i can start on my own and receive leverage. is it necessary? currently in nyc, but looking for firms in cali as well. advise is appreciated.