Hi, everyone. I am planning on starting to apply for a prop. firm. I don't have any capital and in the Chicago Area. I have a brief experience with a start-up prop. firm but unfortunately the firm went out of business. Still, I was profitable trading a mechanical system that I made at the last month I was there. One thing wierd about that place was they let me trade without a Series tests. I should have known at the time but I was too excited to trade real money and let that go. As I said the result caused me to be out in the street. Still, I have a Series 3 for futures. I did go through the Series 7 material so I am familiar with the subject and I have the study material too. Meanwhile, I've been working in a part-time job paying my bills. Right now, I have a fairly good system with a profit ratio of 2.5 and it seems to fit my style and from the tick data, the trades seems tradable. I've read about the pitfalls of back-testing so I can't give a definite guarantee. I am seriously thinking of getting back in track with my trading, to where I left off since the last prop. firm. I definitely want to start trading again. The system works well with individual stocks that corrrelates with NASDAQ100 and Index Futures and Tracking stocks. So I don't mind if it is a futures firm or stock firm. I have a brief list of firms but I'd like to know if you know any that may be hiring in the Chicago Area. Another is, what should I present the firm with? I have my resume and a cover letter that explains what I am as a trader. Should I bring a protect ELS or a printed out system report from Tradestation? I tried getting my record of trades I made from the bankrupted firm but I couldn't get hold of them. I called the clearing firm but they had all the accounts under the manager's name and they wouldn't give it to me, also it wouldn't be a good reference, if it's under another name. Any information to get myself back is great. Thanks for the help in advance.