After using the "Virtual Trader" on Optionsxpress for the past few months, earlier this month I noticed a "feature" that has almost put me to the tipping point in dealing with this company [It started with needing 25K to trade futures]: YOU CAN NOT BUY OR SELL INSIDE OF THE PROGRAM'S BID BY ASK SPREAD -- NO MATTER WHAT! I have tested this on multiple trades that I have been doing. No matter what, cannot get inbetween the spread. For example. Say the BxA on an option is 6.7 and 7.2. IF I set a limit on the program to buy at 7.1 [a dime off], I will not get a fill [when realistically I should on an open interest of 1000 or more]. Can anyone recommend a good paper trading program that can handle options and futures [currently, under advice from the Forex thread, am using the FXCM platform to practice trading forex]???