Where does one begin?

Discussion in 'Professional Trading' started by hoo_doo_one, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. I'm a systems engineer and software developer by trade. I've been trading for several years and I have coded a successful automated strategy.

    As much as I enjoy my work as an engineer, I've considered the possibility of trading for a living. I'm in a situation where I can take 1 of 3 paths:

    1) continue trading stocks with my strategy until I build enough capital to open a futures account.

    2) Give my system to someone in exchange for help funding an account. I was going to take this road at one point until some unforeseen events took place.

    3) Find a trading firm to work for. I live in Atlanta and don't know the first thing about finding this type of work.

    Any thoughts?