I started a new thread with this posting, but it's really a follow up to a question that was asked on another thread in this area. I indicated that I would post again once I had more information that I could verify. http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2889&perpage=6&pagenumber=3 Someone had posted that eLocal had dropped their $500/month minimum charge, and another had asked if anyone used eLocal. I've been a customer of theirs since June. I've been extremely happy with both eLocal and JTrader for my futures trading. Mine's a small account, and I've received the same excellent customer service as people with very large accounts. (I've compared with some friends of mine that fit into this category....hmmmm, someday for me.....). I have no affiliation with eLocal except as a satisfied customer. I know this might sound like some kind of advertisement, but really I have nothing to gain by making this recommendation. My sole motivation is that they've been an excellent company in terms of execution and support, and I'd like to see that sort of a business model grow and flourish. I did verify that eLocal has dropped their $500/month minimum charge. With that comes a new commission structure. I spoke on the phone this morning with Doug Zalesky and confirmed all of the following. The charges below are inclusive of exchange fees, clearing fees, software vendor fees, etc.: Contracts per month represent one side of the trade only, so if you buy a futures contract, then sell it later that morning, that would be 2 contracts: 1-175 contracts/month, $4.25 per side, $8.50 round turn 176-500 contracts/month, $4.00 per side, $8.00 round turn 501-1000 contracts/m, $3.45 /side, $6.90 RT 1001-2500 contracts/m, $3.25 /side, $6.50 RT 2501- and up, $3.00/side, $6.00 RT While this is more than I was paying at Interactive Brokers (another broker that I started with when they first went retail and really like), the advantage for me is being able to call when I have a problem. As I related on another thread, just yesterday I was long the NAZ futures. I had left my computer on for several days and one of the many programs I was running on it (I don't know which one--stupidly, I had way too many going) caused a glitch. I held on to my long position in the NAZ overnight on Tuesday, was pleasantly happy on Wed morning when I saw what the overnight price action had done, but couldn't use my computer to reset my stop. A quick phone call to eLocal got me out at 1605 as the market started to sell off. In very short order, that market sold off by 20 or 30 points. The ability to make that phone call and get my position resolved so quickly was worth a tremendous amount to me.