I would like to get a thread started encouraging people with experience with trading for prop shop â(s), both good and bad. I would be real interested in writing a story for a âtraderâ magazine or large newspaper about how they work. Where the money is actually made and risked each day if at all. Particularly I would like to start with this: The reason I believe that associated traders, partners what have you troll these message boards is to help solicit new business. Not new business in the traditional sense. I think it is rather well known inside (and not known o unsuspecting people) that these new traders produce a guaranteed income for them however with an astounding fail rate. Rather unusual to have a business that has such a high success rate but wonât last! On top of this if the trader happens to âwork hardâ and does end up finding a strategy that is working at the moment (because there are some that do for a while anyway), the prop shop will jump on it too. So in effect you pay them in the form of commission for trading shares while you are âworking hardâ. Further that, the prop house will secure their risks by taking a âdepositâ and to even further THAT lots of them have the gall to charge you on top of all this hard work for some âtrainingâ.