I am a novice trader and I am seriously considering making day trading my full time profession. I've been a successful professional poker player for over two years in high stakes cash games. While I realize this does not fully prepare me for a career in day trading, I think there are some similarities. Most importantly, I know how to lose a lot of money in a short amount of time and stay emotionally stable. I have the $25K most people recommend to start day trading, and it is expendable. I also have strong earning power, and an extremely flexible work schedule. I'm only 24 with no dependants. I think I'm a prime candidate to learn, and perhaps one day prosper at day trading. I want to get off on the right foot though, and that means in-house training with a day trading firm. I already live in Manhattan and I was hoping some of you out there would have some suggestions as to how to find a firm that will let me learn the ropes with them. I tried searching the internet, but day trading firms don't seem apt to advertise themselves. If anyone could point me in the right direction, or has some phone numbers, I would really appreciate it. Thanks guys.