Just had a chat with a prop firm guy and am trying to see the advantages of a prop firm vs trading your own money. I can get 1:4 intraday leverage for stocks; so if i put up with 25k, i can trade 100k worth of stock. And with a brokerage like lightspeed with the rebate structures and 0.0045c stock commisions, its as good as any prop firm i think (i am in particular comparing it with WTSprop). At wts prop, i might get a bit more money to play with but i loose 10% of profits; plus monthly maintenance cost is around $200; whereas for lightspeed its almost zero. Anybody has any insights to share? edit: actually at lightspeed, there is a min 1$ ticket charge. That could be problematic; since for 100shares of stock i can get it for about 50c at wts.