Dude, are you reading my posts? Not once in any of my posts did I say that you should not trade. I have friends that trade prop and said that I wasn't totally against them. They can be a good stepping stone. All I was saying is that you should only consider the reputable ones who can accomodate your needs. As a Princeton grad, I would think that you would have acquired certain skills rather than attacking blindly. You asked for advice on firms and I gave you some.