Not sure where to post this but here looks good after reading lots of posts. I'm looking for a little career guidance. I used to be a a stock broker ( mid 80's - 90's) was very good for a stock cowboy but the commission model died ( at least for me). I also traded the firm's account (20k ,5-1 so I traded 100k) on a monthly settlement basis. Very good profit every month, worst I ever did was breakeven. Doing good trading with an IRA account now. Don't need classes or anything. I do tend to carry positions awhile and don't like to trade for the sake of trading. Most trades are monthly, sometimes quarterly although I do a lot trading during earnings season and a lot of short puts 15 days out most every month, covered calls too. I was looking for a way to do this kind of trading again ( with leverage and the ability to hold a while)....don't have much cash though...had no idea about prop firms and the like...didn't exist that I knew of back in the day...seems like what I was looking for but thanks to this forum I've found that most don't seem to be too safe. Any tips or suggestions?