Hello, I read through a lot of the threads relating to prop firms, in addition to other internet searches, but I still just want to clarify what I <i>think</i> I understand a prop firm to be. If someone was interested in trading a basket of futures markets, but didn't have sufficient capital of their own to trade them all, they could deposit money and join a prop firm. In turn, they can trade the basket of futures markets using the overall prop firm's capital. In addition, the trader can use their own trading methods, and even trade remotely (from home). So, in a sense, it <i>sounds</i> somewhat similar to just having a retail account, but instead, using a prop firm allows the trader to have access to trading within a pool of capital, yet somehow keeping their own capital performance separate. Am I close? Or way off? Thanks!