I would like to enter the trading arena but I'm not sure what is the best route for me to take. I have been an analyst covering US equities at a small firm for about 2 yrs in nyc and out west. I'm in my mid 20's and I graduated from a decent division 1 school (no top 25). The only trading experience I have is a few swing trades on E-trade; and some options experience. I have series 7 & 63 licenses. For what its worth, I have some money I would be willing to put up if need be. What seems ideal to me is to get trained, while making enough of a salary to live on. Does this exist? Does anyone have any advice for me? (what firm's I shoud look at?) I'm just looking for a little direction here. I would be willing to move pretty much anywhere in the US or abroad. I know there are some training programs/mentorships out there; with some that offer a salary while you learn/progress, and some that don't. I would appreciate any feedback.