Is Prop trading a good place to start...

Discussion in 'Prop Firms' started by quix034, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. quix034


    Hey everyone,

    I'm just curious if prop trading can lead to an hedge fund trading desk.

    I did research this and I had trouble finding a solid answer. Most people would either flame or promote prop trading.

    I'm curious because I would like to start trading. However, I have no experience and am curious if going the prop route would give me a leg up on my resume when I start to apply to places.

    Thanks for your responses,

  2. stay on demo for 1-2 years and treat it seriously. when your confident in your strategy, take it live. get comfy, go to prop for more buying power
  3. I started out with a small prop shop. I never aspired to be a hedge fund trader or money manager however.

    I can say that starting at a prop firm can lead you to becoming a self-funded independent trader, which is all I had ever hoped to be.