Is a 35% payout without commission a good deal, or is a higher payout (I've seen some up to 90%), but with a commission be better. There's no capital up front, I'd be working with a trader that's been in the game for approximately 5 yrs. I haven't been an active trader, but do possess my 7, 63, and 55 and am very well studied in technical and fundamental analysis. I'd be starting small - 200 shs. Any more is contingent upon performance. Because I'd be trading small lots, I would rather pay the commission and earn a higher payout. This would seemingly only benefit volume traders. Or should I even worry about it at this point? In addition, which firms offer the best opportunities/programs for an entry level trader, and which are not worth their salt? Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.