Saw an ad on some website this a.m. - a start up focusing on futures options. Of note: http://welcome.optionshop.com/ *$2.50 USD (all-in) commissions per side through June 30. That's very competitive, but I don't know how much they will charge after the "beta" period, as they call it, is over. *It's backed by OptionsCity, a developer of professional grade options software. Might be worth a look if they continue to offer decent commissions and if the software is a lite version of what they sell to the pros. I just glanced at the site, not looking for a new broker, don't know who their FCM is... but it caught my eye because like LiveVol, another options software/trading platform company is getting into the brokerage business.