I have been trading on and off for about 10 years.. I got back into trading pretty heavy about 18 months ago. I have done quite well.. Made a ton of money on Precious Metals, (mostly silver), day trading and so on.. I have taken a break but will get VERY long Gold and Silver futures soon.. I have a nice portfolio of physical metals.. I have some strong beliefs on the future.. We are going to see some massive inflation.. Silver and Gold are easy money.. I take the money I make in the market and continue to buy physical metal.. Currently I have over 1 million of cash to trade with, I have been trading with the Schwabs, TD, and so on.. And of course I do trade futures but I mainly like to trade stocks and options... I started trading with not much more then 100k,, Yes I have done well, but I know there is a lot more I can be doing.. I also manage some accounts for friends and family.. I am sick of trading with brokers that are trading against me at times, holding my orders, taking forever to cancel a order and so on.. I would like to use the cash I have and really put it to work, the more capital I can trade with the better I will do.. Everything I do right now is retail... Looking for at least 5 if not 10 times over night buying power.. Inter day 10 times is fine with me... I don't and wont be forced to churn my account so I run up commissions.. I trade when I want to trade, I avg around25-40 trades a day.. Sometimes I day trade but I do tend to swing trade quite often.. I want to be able to trade where I don't have to worry about my money being held there.. If I can get some help and good ideas on how I can start 2011 off in a really good way I would appreciate it.. I dont have to trade with a prop firm.. I can stay retail, but I am no longer going to trade with the big brokers.. I have been looking at some small day trading firms.. But yes I would not mind really stepping things up!!!!!!!! I would like to know the best retail firms to trade with.. Firms that will not play games with me the like the major brokers do and I would like to know what options I have as far as prop trading etc.. I would love to trade on the RediPlus by Goldman, but other platforms are ok too.. As things go along I plan on starting a hedge fund.. Most likely in 2011..I want to personally get my net worth up a little more and then I will explore those options,, I have just hired my first employee to start next year and will soon after that be looking to hire a trading assistant Will be happy and open to further discussions on this.. Thanks Brandon PS I am going to post this on the Career trader and Prop Firms boards.. I want to get as much info as possible back to me..