I want to become the most successful trader in the world as soon as possible. In your opinion, should i apply to GHCO or Geneva, or trade on my own? I have traded stocks for about 1 1/2 years in 2000/2001. In that period I broke even. Didn't have a real plan then, just traded the hot stock of the day. I did this alone from my own office. Restarted trading recently, from home, mostly options and futures now. Doubled my account in 3 months and then proceeded to blow it up. I'm now in the process of getting some $ together to fund another account. 1)Do you think it is possible to become a highly successfully retail trader or should I apply somewhere? 2) what are the benefits of leasing a seat on the cbot? I know that you pay lower commissions but are there any more positives? 3)Also, I live in europe, is that a disadvantage in your opinion, or should i move to US? (geneva has an office in dublin, and ghco in london though) Sorry for the ramblings but I feel like being at this sort of juncture in my life, and this is an important time for me, and i would appreciate someone else's opinions At the moment I'm working on a new strategy (with proper risk management) which looks good. Or is this just a waste of time and should I get training from a firm. And no, I won't give up.