I've called a few Prop Firms and here is what I think..... I first spoke with JCTrading Group. They made is clear to me that $10K is the minimum deposit or excuse me "capital contribution". This runs counter to a few of the posts I have read on here. I could hear the energy leave the conversation the second I told them that I dont plan on trading more than 3 or 4 lots per day (300 or 400 Shares) with only 1 trade per day. My next call was to Star Alliance Capital. The girl who picked up the phone could speak english clearly but she lacked energy. I know times are tough but put some coffee in the office so the people answering your phone dont sound completely uninspired!! I left my contact info with the girl and never heard back from them. I had a few questions and she recommended that I speak with one of the traders. I'm still waiting...... Star Alliance Capital has a $5k minimum capital contribution. The upside to both JCTrading and Star Alliance is that they do not require a Series 7 to be taken. I should note that I have spoken to EchoTrade multiple times. Echo has impressed me the most. Their follow-up to any questions is lightning fast even when they know you will be a small fish with them. The downside to Echo is that they require a Series 7 and there is no change in sight on that requirement. If any of you could recommend a CBOE/CBSX registered firm I would appreciate it. My main requirement is that the minimum deposit be $5K or lower. I know Star Alliance Capital might not have the best communication skills in the world but I still might end up going with them. Let me say before I go that I could care less about a firm's training or coaching programs. I built a trading system so I really dont need insights in psychology.