Do you really think daytrading is here to stay? The late 90's were an abberation. If you were trading then, and did well, you were in the right place at the right time. I know there are several individuals that have been daytrading for decades, but as a whole do you really think chosing daytrading as a profession at this point has a positive expectancy? It seems as though most of the people in "bucket shop's" are just hanging on. I know there are people in every bright/echo/andover office that do well, but the rules and the volatility back to the mean, keep making it more difficult. It seems like a futile effort at this point. You can only squeze an orange so hard until there's no more juice left in it.