It's now time to stop reading the theory and jump in the water. Yes, I am a newbie here. Hence, I'm seeking advise about choosing a retail broker that provides/allows: - trading services for Options, Futures and Forex. - API interfaces for automated trading. - paper-trading accounts. After some reading I focused on Genesis Securities but I see their charge $200 per month for their SW platform. That's a stop sign for me. Perhaps, Genesis have lower cost packages for individuals. Does someone know? Anyhow, what alternatives would you guys suggest? Thank You!