Chicago prop firms

Discussion in 'Prop Firms' started by vj2651, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. vj2651


    I know there are a ton of threads on Chicago prop firms but none of them really answer my question.

    I'm looking to daytrade equities and am interested in looking to join a prop shop. I'm not looking for something like Bright or Echo because I don't feel like I'm ready to start trading full time on my own. I don't want to go to prop shops like DRW and Infinium because they are market making firms and I'm not interested in market making. I'm looking for a place, in Chicago, that offers training and lets you trade their capital. I'm only looking to daytrade stocks. I'm not looking for a draw and I understand that I will be giving away a good chunk of future profits (Happy with 50/50 split). I'm someone new that is looking for a place that will help me learn to daytrade equities. Is there a place like this in Chicago?

    I've been through the entire list of prop shops on this site and a majority of them are market making firms. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  2. vj2651


  3. rosy2


    i am in chicago but have never heard of a place like this.

    you want ...
    1) training
    2) trade their capital
    3) day trade equities

    but you dont want to work for a legitamate firm like drw or infinium.

    maybe theres some small groups that would do this. look into guys who clear through gsec, gelber, advantage. maybe they would back you
  4. vj2651


    Thanks for the response. I didn't think there was a place like this in Chicago. The reason I don't want to work for a firm like Infinium or DRW is because they don't daytrade equities. Both of these firms are market making firms and thats not something I'm interested in.