I came across this futures brokerage firm called FutureWise Trading Group. I found them on a website where a guy named Donald Johnson reviews online commodites brokers. http://www.sonic.net/donaldj/futures1.html This broker offers $5 round turn for any futures contract online or over phone. Also seem to include quotes and charts. Is anyone familiar with this firm? Here is the review: "FutureWise Trading Group (1-248-596-9600) (800 number for clients only): Note: The commissions below (listed on the FutureWise website) make little sense to us, because "full service" costs less than "discount" service. Therefore, at this firm, don't ask for a discount. Commission (full service): $5 per R/T. In addition, all clients must pay a $25 per month "service fee." Discount commission (self-directed, no broker-assistance): $5-$10 per R/T. Other fees/warnings: "One item buried in their 'Customer Agreement' is that they charge all nonzero account balances $25/month. No T-Bill buys or money market fund is available to clients for excess cash in account, over and above margin requirements.(8/21/01)" Firm says: "Our firm does charge a $25/month fee. We use these fees to subsidize the low commissions, and it is non-negotiable. If you have a problem with this fee, please, don't apply.(10/27/01)" Comments: We don't know what to think of this broker, who is new to our list. On the one hand, we have to give them credit for warning prospective clients, right up front on their webpage, that "most people trading in futures lose money." On the other hand, we wonder about the intelligence level of anyone who would choose this firm's "discount" service (which costs more than the regular broker-assisted service). This firm offers full service from a "team" of brokers with a leader, the firm says, who will be able to answer the most difficult questions. The broker-assistance people, they say, are not just "order takers." We must point out that there is no hint on the FutureWise website about what futures are tradeable or which exchanges might be available. We'll list any further information about this firm just as soon as we get it. "