I realize I'll probably get some angry comments about a statement that makes me seem like a schmuck who knows nothing about trading but try to keep those to a minimum. Cliff Notes: I've been "paper trading" for about six month. I've been profitable, and feel ready to take the next step. very dedicated, have been putting in the effort. I'm a college kid, looking to trade remotely. I have about 5k that I'm will to risk to see if trading is the future path for me, I strongly believe it is so I am willing to take the risk. What are my options now? Since I only have around 5k I guess a prop firm would be the best option so that I have enough capital? Keep in mind I will being trading over the summer and part time during the year so this is by no means me trying to make a living off the earnings at the moment, but rather me looking for the experience, and getting some beer money I know there are tons of firms out there, but how can I locate the decent ones that aren't just taking my money with ridiculous fees. (the only ones I have talked to are Keystone Trading, Broad Street Capital, and Capital traders Group, but I don't know much about any of them) any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks guys.