Okay, here's my situation. I spent a few months working at one of the "standard" prop firms (i.e., I have to put in my own money) and wasn't really impressed with the experience. After I left, I applied to a few of the top-tier firms (i.e., not only do you not have to put in your own money, but they actually pay you a small base salary) and, unfortunately, like most people didn't attract any interest from them. I still love trading, and therefore want to pursue it, but it seems like there are so few legitimate prop firms out there (at least in the NYC area, where I am). So, I'm wondering if any of you have any ideas as to what the next best thing might be? That is, maybe if I can't go to a firm focused on day trading, are there firms that are more focused on swing trading? I guess you could say something like portfolio management, but a lot more active than the usual portfolio management. I guess you could also say something in between day trading and traditional portfolio management. I hope that makes sense. Any ideas? Thanks!