i'm finally willing to drop IB like a bad habit.....so lets consider the alternatives: my favored alternative thus far is MB trading if you sweep overnight funds in MB to Reich & Tang you get a 4.34% compared to IB's 3.2 or whatever for the first 50k. does MB trading offer TICK by TICK data? IB clearly doesn't which gets very annoying in fast moving markets like this one. how is MB customer service compared to IB? What other brokers are worth leaving IB for? as far as trading platform remember one can use quotetracker with just about any broker.