I'm 26. Have a good job, good pay and benefits etc. Well educated. I've trading for ten years now just using my own personal account doing my own research etc with good results. I have no prop trading experience and I realize it's a totally different ball game but I do believe I have some good skills to offer. Dedication being one of them. I'm wondering, in general, how long can a person be a trader and where, as a career can it progress? Do you just get better and better eventually making more money? Does this experience count for obtaining future employment with a financial firm? What does an above average trader gross in a month before the firm takes their cut? I have an opportunity to join swifttrade. While it seems very exciting, I'm wondering if it's a short term stint with no real long term prospects. Where does a person go from here?? Can you learn and then trade at home for years to come?? Any input appreciated. If anyone works for SwiftTrade, can you tell what their average to above average trader will gross in a month. Thanks. Aobima.