I have heard of all sort of stories and hype about how one can really carve out a great way of making a living in the world of prop trading. I am curious to know if after all is said and done -Does anyone end up being able to support a family and maintain a comfortable and prosperous life style? Obviously, there must be a number of successful people out there,but are they the exception or the norm? If one joins a legitimate prop firm,I am assuming that the firm generates most of their revenue from trading profits, would they seriously train newbies to actually become consistent winners. Does the "technology" to transform a rookie into a seasoned and profitable trader exist considering that as I understand it majority of investors/traders are losers in the long run? A final point, Do prop firms actually depend on trading profits for their revenues or are they really just another form of commission houses?