What are proprietary trading firms?

  1. how are proprietary trading firms different from other financial institutions involved in trading ?

  2. for someone interested in developing his trading career , individual trading or working with such proprietary trading firms is more advisable ?

  3. which are the leading firms in this sector in india ?

  1. Prop trading firms trade on their own capital. Most other institutions are usually trading on someone else’s money.

  2. If you are trading for your own money, in essence that is also prop trading. Yeah working at bigger size prop trading firms can be a good experience.

  3. Usually prop trading firms are very secretive, they don’t come out and say I am a prop trading firm. So, it is best to get into financial institutions that are involved in trading, you will be able to get a hang of which prop trading firms are hiring and all from there.