I live in Toronto, and am thinking of taking a month or two to explore prop trading, if possible. I have some retail experience swing trading, which I haven't done in a while, but I did OK at it a few years ago. I have some questions, for those that are good enough to answer: 1. Where is the best place to start? (I don't have any capital to put up at the moment, so Swifttrade sounds like the only place to go from what I can tell.) 2. What is required in terms of certification, etc? Do I need a Series 7 to trade at Toronto Swifttrade, for example? Also, my credit rating isn't the best at the moment, and I'm wondering if that will have any effect on my eligibility to get hired. 3. How much will it cost me for training at these firms, etc, and how long will that take? I don't have much to lose at the moment (other than a bit of my time), so it's pretty much a risk-free proposition for me to try this out and see if I like it. Any responses are appreciated.