I'm in the process of trying to move my account to another broker. I'm not an experienced trader, but I'm getting there. I would like to trade more and save money on the commissions. My online trading/investing experience has been since the end of last year. As I was filling out the new account app at Interactive Brokers, it asks for trading experience, trades per year. Apparently I don't make the grade at this point. I might call them just to see what is up. I'm willing to risk my money to learn, so why wouldn't they work with me to get to that point? I have gone through most of the ET comments on brokers and software. It is challenging to choose a broker or software when you read such differences of opinion on the same service. If I'm not able to get an account at IB, I would like to get recommendations for a low-cost broker that would work with a newbie. No, I don't need to be calling on the phone all the time. I've placed several online trades and haven't once had to call my broker on the phone. So, I don't need extreme hand-holding at this point. I've considered MB Trading. It might be a good choice for me. They offer just about everything. http://www.mbtrading.com/wyg.asp Thanks.