I am currently pursuing the CFA level one, and will continue for all three regardless. I am in an entry level finance job that is mind numbing, but at least getting my feet wet. I got an interview at Chimera capital for a new trader position. Trading sound right up my alley and very interesting. Up untill now I have been in buy and hold type of positions. CME from 199 to 305 was one of my better picks (I know I got out to early). Anyways, I have a friend who trades on the merck in chi town and he seems to think I'd do well at it. I have had trouble locating info on chimera and have heard mixed things from this web site. Is Chimera Capital a good place to start? Am I better off sluggin out getting the CFA one and then looking into trading positions at more established firms?