Hi, if a (retail) trader decided to go "Pro" (debatable terminology), and has narrowed his choices down to Echo and WorldCo, what are the opinions on which way to go? Echo is obviously the firm with a much better reputation and higher level of quality -- but they have a capital requirement (usually a minimum of $25k, negotiable down to $10k for lower leverage). WorldCo has a somewhat questionable reputation, and apparently lower level of quality -- but they let someone start trading without putting up any capital. It is the capital requirement part that is the primary decision point at the beginning stage for this writer. A possible idea is to start at WorldCo, learn proprietary trading, and, after fullfilling all contractual obligations, move over to Echo (and putting up one's own capital). Any feedback, opinions, or traders' personal experiences?