Volatility versus security

Discussion in 'Prop Firms' started by Bachelier, Feb 21, 2002.

  1. In my day to day operations in a prop firm, I scalp one of the liquid large cap OTC stocks. Mostly trying to capture the spread. Making about $1000 net on average lately, of which i am to keep a small part, which is pretty decent compared to my peers at my firm. The top traders make between about 1500 and 2500 a day on average.

    I do notice that most other prop firms like Momentum and Heartland mostly trade the thin volatile issues like EMLX, KLAC etc.

    I wonder what the good traders at those firms make trading those volatile stocks. Maybe I am missing out on serious coinage by sticking to the thick ones.

    Is anyone able and willing to enlighten me on this issue?

    Thanx in advance,