I am not sure if this is the best forum but I will post anyway. It is okay if someone moves it to the appropriate forum. Let's say I have a few successful trading strategies. By successful, I mean the backtesting results have been good to great ! Now I know that a lot of real traders/old timers here frown upon newbies getting excited by backtesting results. Since nobody can predict the future successfully with any consistency, the past is all we have in expecting/predicting how the future will turn out. Also, my strategies require low commissions, better trading speed, good executions/fills (in other words, a retail account trading online is not optimal). The backtesting has been done to account for real world glitches (position sizing so as not to move markets, risk management, stop losses etc.) My question is whether there are firms out there that will let me trade my strategies real time (maybe with paper money to begin with) and if my trading results are profitable, they will let me come on board to trade real money. If you are asking why I don't use my own money to trade my strategies, read a couple of paragraphs above (I am retail and the results would be vastly better with better EXECUTION). I saw other posts with Patak, Pulsar etc. by Google searches ended up revealing that they are not legit. I am only 31 with full time trading experience of less than 2 years so walking into a prop firm and asking for trading previleges is out of the question. To phrase the question clearly, are there firms out there that will take me on board with good backtesting results instead of actual trading results or an MBA in finance?