I've been a prop trader for over 7 years. I haven't had a down week since Aug 2000 and haven't had a down day since Aug 15, 2005 (yes, almost 15 months ago). And I trade about 4 million shares a month. I started at Worldco and was making great money even though I was getting ripped off big time by the firm. Their going out of business was actually a good thing because I joined a new firm and got my commission halved just in time to see my gross also dropped quite a bit. I still manage to make six figures a year thanks to the low commission. But now I wonder just how low firms out there are willing to go to attract good traders. I'm thinking about $1.0 to $1.5 per 1000 range with no bogus fees. Any input is greatly appreciated.