I have been looking around at prop firms and attending webinars for a few of them just to see what information they provide, and gain a little insight as to how they work. I basically come away with the thought that they are businesses that provide leverage at your expense only and leech money from you. Other than that, the knowledge you may gain at a prop firm from a professional trader is the only advantage, and that doesn't mean that your guaranteed to make money. A lot of them require absurd education fees. The ones that don't charge for education, require office desk fees which are not reasonable for smaller traders seeing as how many traders they can house. Are there any prop firms that would allow you to trade remotely and openly allow you to gain education whether it be online or going in the office for no charge? My issue with the firms I've seen so far is that they charge so heavily it makes you question whether they are really wishing for you to be successful for them or if they just want to take your money and run. When you are successful for them... 30% of your profits certainly could offset even a very successful trader.