College Grad. Here are the best place and worst place to start your Trading Career. Best place to trade: 1) NYC 2) Chicago 3) Northern NJ (who the fuck wants to live in NJ) 4) London 5) Stamford, CT Worst place to trade 1) Florida (South FL) Capital of Chop Shop. Stay away! 2) California 3) Texas 4) Atlanta 5) Denver People should know by now Florida is the CAPITAL of chop shop whether they are prop firm, hedge funds, brokerages, and 3rd party educational/system vendors. I advise to stay away from doing business in Florida. Otherwise, they (Prop firms, 3rd party educational/system vendors, brokerages, hedge funds) will steal your money! I am looking for the best answer. Bring them up!