Starting Capital?

Discussion in 'Professional Trading' started by NPC, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. NPC


    Heya ET,

    I'm another new prospect looking to start a career in trading through a good prop firm.

    I've been paper trading with a thinkorswim paper money account, and going through forums/google/youtube/blogs to learn as much as I can for about 6 months now. I'll be turning 18 in 4 months, and I'm starting to prepare for sponsorship/taking the series 7.

    How much capital should I save up, so I can start trading as soon as possible?
    How much leverage can I expect to get from firms like Bright as a first time and very low volume trader?

    Thanks in advance!