Hi, I guess my main question is: What would be my best option in terms of easing into trading, while keeping a full time day job? I assume trading the forex market? Just a little background. After studying finance and graduating college, I can't say I knew for certain what area of finance I wanted to work in. Long story short, after reading some basic books on technical analysis and trading, I felt trading fit me perfectly in terms of my characteristics, mindset, and what I wanted in a career. But after doing a lot of research on here and reading a few specific threads, I feel I would be setting myself out to fail by going to most of the typical prop firms I looked at (NYC area). And knowing who to trust is a problem as well. I guess I just feel I want to learn a little on my own and make my own mistakes while trying to find my own style with an account of money I can afford to lose. And back to my original question, since I am working would my only option be Forex trading? I hate to not go at it full time and at 100%, but I need to pay the bills. Eventually if I found myself to show some promise, I would want to trade equities. Thanks for the advice -Apologies if this belongs in "Career Trader"