MBT Perm server down this afternoon through close of trading at 4:00 EST. I doubt if MBT could have placed an order if you called it in to their trading desk. I doubt if Barron's does more than look at a brokers website to determine Barron's Broker Rankings (Barron's likes the looks of the latest MBT website).
Same here... They just can't seem to fix whatever is causing Perm server disconnects. These disconnects have been happening with alarming frequency over the course of the last 2 weeks. And the timing of these disconnects is just unbelievably bad. Come on, MBT, get your act together!