Ok so I am working as a Trader at a Black Box hedge fund. My job is to monitor the black box and occasionally adjust the parameters. I do very little actual by-hand trading. The job pays relatively ok especially for my age and experience level, and I have learned a good deal about trading and the hedge fund business (I have been in the market since I was 18 years old and I am 25 now.) Also the people and atmosphere here are pleasant. This is the good part. The bad part is that the hours are long, the work can be extremely boring especially during slow trading times and there is not a lot of room for me to grow since the only strategies they trade here are automated and I am not much of a programmer, so even if I had a strategy I canât test it or even connect to our API. In a year or 2, if an opportunity doesnât present itself at this firm I would like to be somewhere else, and preferably do something more entrepreneurial although stay in the trading environment if possible. I have been a prop trader before, and although I find it interesting I do not think I want to do that nor do I know if I can succeed as one. One of the things I would like to do is to have my own trading company and have traders trade under me (not actually trading myself) I donât know how realistic this is. So I wanted to ask the people here what opportunities there are out there as far as running your own business and progressing forward.