There are some very knowledgeable people on this forum. And these questions are for them. What amount of money is safe to trade at the retail bucket shop? What account balance is needed to think about going to a prime broker and how do we do it? How exactly does the pb side of forex differ from the retail? I"d imagine you gain this knowledge as you advance as a trader since if your a shitty trader you won't have to worry about getting out of retail. But for some traders getting out of retail is a goal and how to do it is a question i think many traders have.