I am currently a broker for a firm, but I don't broker stocks but cashless transactions. I hope in a year or so to make the jump to stock brokering. I have been thinking how can I prepare now for it and make myself more attractive to prospective employers. I can't take the series 7 due to lack of sponsorship but what about series 63,65,66? I am not sure whether these require sponsorship or prerequisites? I also have an interest in futures and options and have thought about taking the series 3 and pursue a CTA. My longterm ambition is to manage money. I appreciate any feedback.