Greetings ET community, Due to less than favorable circumstances a new career is in order for me and I have always had an interest in the market. I realize it's not an easy path, nor one for the weak hearted. I have the ability to learn and I have the time to devote to doing so. Right now is the perfect time for me to pursue this. I have been reading threads on this forum for a few months now and feel this is a good place to hopefully get a realistic nudge in the correct direction. I have heard options are a great place to cut your teeth so to speak, with small risk but small gains. I am not looking to get rich quick, nor am I looking to make huge returns immediately. I am looking for some information from people who actually do this for a living. I am looking to begin a path of learning and I seek your advice in where to begin. What I am asking is this: What vehicle (options, etc) would you recommend to cut your teeth on? What books/dvd's for that particular vehicle would you recommend reading/watching to learn about this vehicle etc? What tradebrokers are the best to use? What software is the best to use for real time streams? To save a bit of time in responses, if I get any that is I have spent time reading about the emotional aspects of trading, I am well aware that a firm resolve is needed, emotional stability during trading is key to making sound decisions. Thankfully for me my career path thus far has required this skill as I was in an extremely high stress environment where decisions had to me made fast and execution needed to be swift. So in short, I am aware of this important aspect of trading. I thank you in advance for any information you can offer.