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Feb 25, 2010

Also interested.

Feb 26, 2010

Maybe BMO Capital Markets and RBC?

Given Canada's higher tax rate, you're kind of shooting yourself in the foot if you're trading in US markets from Canada and have the ability to be taxed at US rates.

Feb 26, 2010

I meant firms more along the lines of Jane Street, SIG or DRW...not the big broker-dealers...

And Canada has its own stock and options exchanges, you know.

Feb 26, 2010
brisbane:

I meant firms more along the lines of Jane Street, SIG or DRW...not the big broker-dealers...

And Canada has its own stock and options exchanges, you know.

Really? Actually, since Canada is a state, I thought the TSX was in the US. :D

Can't think of any Canadian prop trading firms off the top of my head posting this from the US; sorry, hoped the bigger broker-dealers might have been helpful.

Jul 30, 2011

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Apr 2, 2011

how is world trade securities?

Apr 2, 2011

Not too sure as they're based in MTL.

I've heard that some guys at SwiftTrade make $500-700 grand annually and have a millions in equity. Seems awesome considering they're in their mid-20s.

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Apr 3, 2011

Are you talking non-Big6 and MM banks? There are prop desk at various desks just hard to find. Flow desks can trade prop in Canada all the time.

As for pure prop firms. Swift/Title/Infinium Capital/Golden Market Management. Not the best or deepest selection.

Apr 3, 2011

Are Swift, Infinium and Title trading "bucket-shops"?

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Apr 3, 2011

Infinium is run by tech/CS nerds and is mostly HFT.

Swift/Title are run by cowboys, actually Swift's founder I think was just recently charged by the SEC. That said know some friends who worked/working there, some traders are legit at those shops and the more successful they are they get to do whatever they want. But yah overall trading arcades would be the right term.

My most major issue with Swift is their so called classroom and style. The stop-loss limits and what they teach in my opinon is really poor.

Jul 30, 2011

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Aug 3, 2011

timberhill is a pretty big market maker i believe in canada...

Sep 3, 2011

Vortex Capital Group is a prop firm based out of Toronto.

Sep 3, 2011

^Do you have any other boiler-room suggestions?

Sep 10, 2011

gotta bump this, does anyone know?

Sep 10, 2011

1- GAT is run entirely out of NY. Stay the fuck away from Toronto if you want to trade, let alone prop.
2- Why is this posted in the IBD forum section?
3- Why would I, or anyone else for that matter, provide key contact details for free over an internet forum?
4- Any (former) prop trader at a Canadian bank will tell you this: Canadian banks are at least a decade behind their bulge bracket counterparts, if not two.If you do insist on coming to Toronto, try and join a hedge fund or the like.

Sep 10, 2011

did you talk to vladco?

Sep 10, 2011
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