and $500 day trading ES margins. I got rejected by RCG probably because I'm under 23, only have 3000, no hard asset savings, and just graduated college. Also in the employment section I told them I have an interview at jam ba juice next week. So they denied me which means I can't use a futures firm that clears through RCG. Also, open e cry requires $5000 min deposit so thats off. I basically just want to make 10 day trades on the E mini when the timing and position is right. This could take days or weeks. 5 will be 1 pt stops, 5 will be 3/4 pt stops, plus about $60 in commissions. Add in $120 for slippage. Thats $250, $187.5, $60, $120 which comes out to $618. 3000<500> <618> still $1900 left over. I'm not sure whats so risky, at $55,000 e mini index and $3000 I have around 20:1 leverage. Bear Sterns and LTCM were using more and as you can see I have much better risk measures then them. So if anyone can recommend me a broker with good software, charting, order execution, less than $6 RTs, and accepting $3000 deposits, please post. thank you!