Hello, My friend and I are thinking about opening our own trading company in the U.S. For the first time it will be proprietary trading, but in future the company will be probably manage money of other investors. My questions are: 1. What is the minumum capital requirement? 2. What licences/certificates are needed? 3. Are there any real-trading experience requirements on the U.S.? 4. How long does it take to register a company? Any info and links will be very appreciated. P.S. Interested markets are NYSE/NASDAQ and CME, CBOT, NYMEX. Sorry for the off topic.