Howdy, I've just turned 22 and have been a salestrader/broker for over a year now, covering US stocks and equities and derivatives. Even though it's the biggest bank in region, we are a small shop by world standards. I hope to finish my business school (wrong choice for becoming a trader, I know by now) by spring 2012, when I would have 2+ years of experience. I have decent math skills and passion for this (even co-writing colleagues master thesis, doing CDS pricing). I am determined to move to a trading job eventually, now what's this forum's take on a CFA for trading? I would try to do it in June'12 (within my final year). I thought that as I don't come from fancy Ivy-league school, it would help getting the foot through the door. But so far, as I've talked to traders, their opinions vary pretty much... Just in case, I am still talking about trading jobs in banks, would take it from there I guess. Not propshops or arcades.