I know there are some highly intelligent people here so here goes: I was a buyside trader for alot of years and was recently squeezed out. I never made the money I thought I deserved since it was salary. The owners got megarich, but not me and the environment there turned ugly since they wanted to push some people out. I am now trading my own account the past couple of weeks and love the freedom. Part of me wants to parlay my buyside trading experience into something. I don't want too much time to pass while my experience is fresh. I never made over $100k if you can believe it. It was a greedy place and there were limited opportunities in the city I am in. I am willing to relocate but not to New York. Any ideas on which path to go? Should I pursue this or just trade on my own and try to get some accounts to manage? If I go that route, any advice on where to hold RIA compliance wise? I am really lost at the moment. Thank god I have this trading ability to trade my own account. We were restricted where I worked so feels like handcuffs are off. I am open to any and all suggestions and think you guys are really intelligent. I eagerly await opinions! thanks in advance!