Thanks for the replies to my previous post. Alot of brokers listed on this site are for futures, commodities, forex etc. I'm trying to find a complete list of brokerage houses similar to Scottrade, ETrade, Fidelity etc. I don't believe all of the ones I just listed are "direct access" brokerages, right? For example on this list http://daytradingstocks.com/resourc...ingbrokers.html Scottrade isn't listed. I'm not quite sure why and if there are others that are like Scottrade but aren't listed here I'd like to know what they are. In the end i'm trying to figure out how many traders are considered "active traders" (12+ trades per year) and which brokers have the most active traders as clients.