This is started from a post I submitted in another forum. Who makes the best traders? It seems to get a REAL prop trading job, if you're not Ivy League then forget about it. It surprises me that so much emphasis is placed on where a potential trader went to school when applying for a REAL prop trading position. To paraphrase Liars Poker-If you all were not trading bonds, you'd be driving trucks. Don't get too intellectual about the market. I read a book about chefs and one chef said he'd take a worker with a third grade education over a grad from a prestigious academy anyday because the "less educated" would do what he asked day in and day out exactly as he asked him to do it. Whereas the academy grad would have the balls to make suggestions to the experienced teacher and change things for the sake of changing them to justify their education. What is it about Ivy Leagues grads that makes them good candidates for success in trading? Is it as simple as the name of the school? If there was a test for the potential of success in trading what would it be?