If a trader is extensively trained and mentored on site at a proprietary firm with a group of very successful traders and then performs extremely well as a proprietary trader for his own account for a couple of years on site with them, is there a big advantage to him of continuing to trade on site with them, as opposed to trading from the comfort of his home or relocating and trading from another more convenient site with a group of less talented traders? For purposes of this discussion, assume the following: 1. The equipment and data feeds are equal in all settings. 2. The trader's economic deal is the same in all settings, in terms of the cost of doing business (commissions and other costs relating to trading) and any split of profits with the firm. 3. The capital available to the trader is the same in all settings. I am particularly trying to determine to what extent, if any, an experienced and successful trader would continue to benefit from being in a room with other very successful traders, in terms of exchanging trading ideas with them, learning promptly of news developments, having moral support during especially tough trading times, having on-site support, etc. To what extent, if any, would his gross (and corresponding net) trading profits be greater by continuing to trade in a room with other successful traders?