So looks like its pretty much a done deal, Etrade is done with day trading. Just goes to show no matter how stable a company sounds in our line of work you can never be certain about your firm. ( no matter how big it is or how safe it sounds) as if sunguard would really back Assent or as if the E trade management really wants to be in day trading, or this Echo- Meryll deal. I was at Worldco when it went down, it's a shitty feeling. The only advice i can give is go for the best deal with the lowest commissions, evrything else is secondary. And also its better to go somewhere with a group of people not by yourself, u can get a better deal that way. I know a group of guys who went to Hold Brothers after Worldco shut down, they got agreat deal and have been happy there ever since. I'm at my second firm since Wordco, alone, paying higher rates then them;hoping that the secure name of my firm will actually mean something this time. But this whole E trade situation scares me.