Please correct me if I am wrong, this is my first post afterall , but the more I read about Prop Trading, the more I find myself re-evaluating retail forex trading. If the only reason to go prop is to take advantage of increased buying power, why not simply trade retail forex ? With the same 5k you would need to deposit at a Prop Trading Desk, you could open a forex account and get as much as 100:1 leverage (way too high for my taste, but you can adjust it lower if you want to of course). You can keep all the overnight positions open that you want, no one on top of you telling you to close positions, and you do not have to give up your daytime job. Also, no fees to pay, no licenses needed, and no sharing of profits. I interviewed recently with a prop trading desk, and they offered me 70% if I deposited 5k, 80% if I deposited 10k. They want you to be S7 licensed (I am already), no salary btw, and was promised of very high BP. I don't know, maybe it's just me, but after comparing it to retail forex, I really do not see why I would wanna go prop. Am I missing something ? Thanks !