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I've been with VanKar about 6 months, after having accounts at four other brokers and demoing a few more. The other places seemed to have the attitude that I was on my own, sink or swim, it didn't matter much to them. But VanKar gives me prop-firm-quality tools and training to compete with the pros. They get it...that when their clients succeed, they will too. The support has been exceptional. The lead broker, FuturesTrader71, is a veteran trader and former prop shop owner. He has made it a personal mission to give retail traders a better chance. (His website has a plethora of incredible educational resources, including webinars focused on volume profiling and the trader's mindset, all for free or a low cost charitable contribution.) He's in the community chat room every day with an opinion on the markets, and sometimes lets you watch over his shoulder in webinars where he trades live, and with size. The other lead broker, Anthony, is focused on customer service and is exceptionally fast, responsive, and service oriented. Moreover, the community of all other traders is equally strong; very professional, collaborative, and focused on helping each other succeed. The VanKar trading platform has been rock solid. I have never seen it freeze or lag, even after major news events. The DOM is simple enough to pick up in a day or two, but it offers remarkable depth and flexibility with customizable strategies. The platform also includes their Trade Analyzer. This is an invaluable tool helping manage risk, especially for traders using scale in/scale out strategies. I feel that this tool alone has made a huge difference in my trading. I think your choice of broker should be an edge in your success. And if they keep helping me achieve success, they'll have a client for life.