Just graduated from college and all I want to do is trade. So I thought I would apply to some prop. firms. After a few resumes were sent I started to get responses. Now, I have never worked at one but from the conversations that I had I was not impressed. Basically, prop. firms have little to no risk (adding traders) and start making money the day you start trading especially if there is a capital contribution req. You are not "hired" but rather you are their customer or client. Yes, it is true that they would like to see you succeed but mainly because you will be trading more shares and of course the 5-10% of your profits(if you are profitable). The only advantages that I see are greater leverage and low commissions, but what about shitty workstations and bad execution. Bad execution is worse than paying more upfront on the commissions. It is important to note that I haven't spoken with all prop. firms and I don't want to generalize from my experiences but thats all I have to go on. What are you thoughts?