John Arnold has the best performance of any trader i have ever heard of..ever. How many years did it take most wall street guys to make a billion for themselves? I do not know the avertage but it sure as hell wasn't 5 years.. this guy was analyzing Natural Gas for enron.. probably making 50 K a year and watched teh traders take his insight and make big bucks.. so he trades and becomes the highest paid trader at Enron. Starts a hedge fund .. meets makes solid enormous returns and gains massive equity from wealthy people.. then he makes a billion dollars (cash) by the way CASH!!! in a year.. thats 4 million per trading day!!!! he is not day trading but playing seasonal spreads in Natural Gas Futures and options .. not day trading. Anyway never had the pleasure to meet him, but from what i gather he is no wall street prick and is as down to earth as most average people. He wins my vote for best trader..ever!