Okay so this is almost a solicitation, but it is more like a thread for advice: I went to a decent four year school and majored in MIS, I'm not some hot shot from NYU, but I want to get back into trading futures. I don't have the drive to get and MBA and apply to the big companies just to solicit customers and all that other crap. I just want to backtest and trade that's it. What do you think about cold calling these guys that can back a guy like me? Alot of times if you tell them you're a programmer they'll laugh at you. And most of the bigger guys won't give you the time of day.