Dear all fellows, As a novice user, I dont want to use an expensive solution, however, I am also concerning fund safety and will not consider small brokers since even Refco can bankrupt. Attached is my highlighted spreadsheet with the exchange information.. ranked in excess net capital.. somehow relate to the fund safety am I correct ? I have shortlisted the following solutions for consideration: Interactive Brokers: initial funding is 5K USD, cant trade below this level :eek: Tradestation: platform fee ~USD100 if not enough trades, what if I only trade in medium to long term ? :eek: Oanda: monthly fee is expensive .. USD600 eSignal with any broker: fixed monthly fee around USD80 Neoticker: charge data source fee for around USD50 Strategy Runner with its Partners (Man Financial for Futures/Gain Capital for FX): require large hosting fee right... FXCM: hang at data release time, no way CMC: only backtesting is available, no API exposed and most importantly requote heavily It seems that Interbank FX with MT4 which requires only USD500 funding without platform fee is my only choice ? However, I notice that there are not few bad comments here for IBFX and I also downloaded their demo.. where I find out that the charting feature seems not impressive enough... Any idea for where to start ? Please advise. Thank you very much !!!