i recently spoke with a recruiter for a small start up firm. the guy described their strategy as "scalping" and said it was all about high frequency and small profits, not a big learning curve. theres no capital contribution, and the payout is roughly 50%. some people i know who have been trading for a while said it might not be very lucrative, but im thinking if i don't make money the firm doesn't make money, right? so how can i go wrong? can somebody provide insight into this kind of trading? what might be some pitfalls i should look out for? what questions should i ask the recruiter to help me determine if this could be lucrative or not? is it also possible that theyre looking to hire people to churn the account and generate commissions for their broker-dealer, without much regard if the trader makes enough money for himself? can scalping be very profitable or is it kind of a dead end? is this a good opportunity or a waste of time? please, help guide me!