I recently attended Bright's 1 week training class they hold in Vegas. Hopefully I can provide some insight to newbies like myself. The class cost $1000 for the week. Mon- Fri. 2pm -6pm. One day you go in the morning at 6am to watch the openning.(3 hr time diff.)Includes a breakfast with the class and a dinner with the class. Size of the class is between 20-30 which inlude people from all skill levels. Usually a few Bright managers attend, as in my case(Good opportunity to talk with them to get a feel of what other offices do). Once you pay for the class, you can return as many times as you like at no charge.(but you will sit in the secondary training room down stairs and watch it on TV). The trainers. Bob Bright, owner, Don Bright, VP, and a long time friend of the Bright's , Earl Van Alstyne. Being able to spend 5 days with these three and have full access to question them and actually see how they trade for was worth the fee. While they are extremely eccentric, they have a combined 70 years experience of trading , Floor Trading!Nothing fancy, no BS Tech analysis, just hard nose trading. Curriculum: First day you go through a basic introduction of trading, terms, symbols, Bid , ask, order flow. Diff. between investing and trading. As I said, basic stuff. Day 2, Fair value and how to calculate. Then applying this to "open only" orders. This method was an eye opener to me, I was unfamiliar with this. I understand this to be only available to prof. off floor traders who trade with a "member firm". Huge advantage if true. Reviewed major market indicators and how to use them in trading. SP500 futures etc.. 3rd day, Start the day at 6 am to see how the 40+ prof. traders set up for the day and what the office setting is like during a trading day. Came back at 2 and reviewed the major market players and how they fit in to the overall marketplace.Discussed various strategies for day trading at a prof. firm. Tape reading(very important!!)Open only orders, sector plays(follow the funds), Spreads(arbitrage between merging companies(GE/HON), Paring(companies which track each other. 3 O'clock train, and of course MO. Presently, the people making big money right now are the ones trading spreads and pairs. They had 3 traders come in and talk about what they were doing. All doing over 7 figures annually of course. We then reviewed behaviors ,psychology, and discipline. Day 4, We reviewed market engines(what is driving the overall financial markets, NASDAQ, Bonds, Future, ,etc.. Their opinion the long bonds are starting to take over as the engine. Discussed office setting versus remote.Then tested us on certain set ups and scenarios. Good open dialogue/discussion. Day 5, Reviewed alot of questions and then Bob Bright shared his daily mindset and tactics for each hour of trading.Great insight. My Thoughts For someone who has been trading for only a 1-2 years and looking to make this a career change, I recommend this course. It won't give you the holy grail, but I think it will give you an insight to how equity trading is done professionally without being on the floor. For someone who is experienced, I still recommend the class , but just the last 3 days. However, you still pay the $1000. Being able to go back without limit also makes this a value. They do change their trading methods, and emphasize what is presently working in the market. 6 mos from now, spreads may be out and something new may be leading. Also a great place to be when you not in training class. Had my wife come out mid week and made it business and pleasure. For the record. This is my opinion, and I have no affiliation with Bright. I am considering joining them, but partly because no other prof. firm has an office in my city. I hope this helped, and will try and answer questions people may have.