I have been looking at propietary futures trading situations in the Chicago area for a while and wondering what the best deal would be . It seems they all want you to trade spreads for them, where I, also, want to trade outright sometimes(off my numbers,which they discourage). Some places split 50/50 and charge large desk fees, at other places they'll only give you 20 or 30% of profits but give you something of a salary, so you can eat. I was a trader on the CME floor,for a quite a while, but decided to leave as I saw the business go to the computers and my P&L drop. I also decided I'd better have a backer as I would have to learn how to do, what I do, online. I am leaning a certain way but thought I would hit this, sometimes, great board for info. Any POSITIVE advice would be greatly appreciated. Thankyou.