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Let’s compare the pros and cons of trading a personal or a prop firm account in the following key categories:
Trading Capital & Buying Power
Having (reasonably) more buying power also increases your income potential.
Prop trading firms do not have this exclusive advantage over retail brokers outside of the US. You can also get professional buying power through one of CTG partner brokers
Commission per share
This represents the biggest cost item for active day traders.
The potential savings from lower commissions must offset the profit split and higher fixed costs for professional market data for prop traders.
Market data fees for traders who are considered professionals by the exchanges are significantly higher than for non-professionals for both futures and stock exchanges.
Equity prop trading firms often only provide the option of Sterling Trader Pro or Sterling LS which are significantly more expensive than alternative in-house solutions.
Net profit after tax
Net profit after tax (NPAT) depends on the profit split and the difference between capital gains tax (CGT) and personal income tax (PIT) in your country.
Take your trading to a professional level
Option A: Personal account at our partner broker
Option B: Account at prop trading firm