Dear "Pro" : I'll back you if you can provide statements and two personal references from a primary clearing firm. If your references come from an Introducing Broker, I will need confirmation from his clearing firm. I will need to see ten out of twelve months of NET positive returns after commissions, exchange, and desk/workstation fees. Each month, on average, you should be able to return at least 10% on your account balance NET. If this is the case, you have earned the right to trade much larger size, and deserve a 'push' from a mentor. If not, a little humility would benefit you.