Hey fellas, I'm not sure if this should be posted in the career trader page or not, but it seems like more people know what they're talking about in this forum than the other, so I'll go with this one. I'm thinking about working for a prop. firm that trades primarily US bond basis (cash-market & futures, I'm sure you know more about it than I do) and was wondering what some of you thought about this market. More specifically, is this a good time to get into this market; is it worth studying and learning to trade; and are there still opportunities to make money. I guess my concern arises from having to talked to traders, at this firm and other firms that trade the bond basis, who say that it's increasingly difficult to be profitable in this market. I guess the "tricks" they were using a few years ago don't work any more, as one guy put it. What those "tricks" were, I don't really know. I do know that black box trading has really taken root in this market. I'd like to get into a market that favors discretionary traders, should I be looking into different markets? Can you guys recommend any? Energy? Eurex?