Prep for prop

Discussion in 'Prop Firms' started by Strahan, May 2, 2008.

  1. Strahan


    Hello again.

    I have come to a decision that I will always regret not having tried myself in the market. I will be throwing myself into the lions den in the near future. I will likely join a prop shop in 6 to 8 months, after I have secured my finances to give myself at least 6 months of worry-free learning.

    However, since I have some time, there is no point to it going to waste. I have been devouring information lately, and am far from the point I was at 6 months ago when I couldn't even explain shorting.

    As we all know, there is a vast ocean of knowledge on the markets and I could not hope to learn it all in a lifetime, let alone 6 months. To increase my chances of success, I am looking for some help in identifying books or other sources where I can find information that would best prepaire me for a prop shop such as Title or Swift.

    So far I have learned I should intimately know the ins and outs of market mechanics, the nyse hybrid, the way specialists and institutions fill orders, order flow etc. If you can add to this list please do but keep in mind I need to narrow my focus not learn everything.

    And again if you can point me to good sources of information on these topics, I would be forever indebted to you.

    Thanks for your time and energy,