Discussion in 'Prop Firms' started by millerbw, Aug 25, 2005.

  1. millerbw


    Im interested in getting involved with a prop shop trading stocks. I have a few questions:

    1. What is the general deal, I know there are a lot of shops that require a minimum financial contribution and some that do not. What do you get for your minimum contribution, say 5K? Is this more like a margin deposit? How do the shops work that do not require a minimum contribution and what do they want from a potential trader, experience wise.

    2. Is there any shop out there that will let you test trading strategies before you go live? What kind of training is involved? Do you have free access to data and analytics?

    3. Desk fees and commissions?

    Just a general description and some advice on how to get started with this would be appreciated. Also interested in futures prop shops.