Seeing you seem to think it's such an easy way of making money, I would only ask why you aren't right in there speculating? I mean we can all see with your articulate posting, that you should easily be able to out do those ignorant hillbillies, as you refer to them.
I'll even help you out and give you the name of two or three brokers, that you can open an account with for as little as $5.000 within two weeks you can be right in there wheeling and dealing and showing them dumb hillbillies how someone like you can put them to shame.
So well you and others believe they don't “earn” what they make, I personally believe your full of sh*t, and have no idea of what you are talking about … until you put your own money up and get in there and play with us hillbillies.
DISCLAIMER: those that enter into the commodities markets, can and do lose money. They should do so only with disposable money as 80% of new traders are broke within the first year