Let's put it this way, do you really think someone making seven figures a year gives a crap about a newbie trader? Even if you are on his team, it is highly unlikely you will get any real education simply because whatever little commission you generate for him in a year is hardly his P&L for a single position. Sure, you will get some pre-canned lectures, ala Tony Oz / Don Bright style, but if you think it is going to ease the learning curve, it is not gonna. A lot of firms will promise you the training and education, in reality it has always been every man for himself and will continue to be. Also, the rule of thumb is, if someone tells you that you will be sitting next to a half a million a year trader, divide his number by two and you probably get his actual P&L, every single firm include my own blows up trader stats. I am absolutely sick and tired of that so I made a policy regardless of how I do, I will show anyone my YTD P&L or P&L on any given day for that matter, and I will explain every single trade if they want me to. I have found newer traders a LOT more willing to give and share than experienced ones. I am not saying you can not learn anything from experienced ones, but chances are you will be ignored. Great traders do not teach, period. I get to see a seven digit trader trade everyday, the guy trades 70 stocks a day and micro manages 3-5 in the end. Another seven digit guy will be in every single news stock (you name it, ENE, EPG, FIC, DYN) and trades 10000 shares of something that moves a point every two prints. Neither one of them is of any use to me, watching the way they trade. I have improved a lot more watching 100K a year guys go at it (at least when I was newer) It is the traders who make the methods, not the other way around. For people trying to rub it in, we will see how I do this year. Even with my last year's stats I know for a fact that I was on par with at least two chat room vendors charging $200-$300 a month, and I do it for free.