So, I've decided I want to start day trading and I would appreciate some help from the pros here. 1. Can I daytrade with an account on scottrade elite or should I be setting up an account with someone else? 2. Is the Scottrade Elite software good enough to trade frequently? Or should I be looking somewhere else. What software do you guys use? Do you know of any reliable software for Macs? 3. Why does one need to pay a monthly fee to some software makers? Is it for the charts, the info or is that how this industry works? Can't I just buy it at retail or download it? 4. As a novice trader what is the best way to learn even before I paper trade? Do you know of any classes in the NYC area? 5. Is 25K the minimum to start a daytrading account? 6. What's with these 5K capital deposit required Prop trading firms in NYC, will they teach me to trade? Thank you for your time.