I'm using Scottrade now. I've done decently in the last two months, racking up 32% in gains (13% and 19%, respectively). I don't think that's sustainable long-run, but I digress. I'm using Scottrade, and in two months, not counting the purchase of option contracts, I've made 73 trades. 73 x $7.00 = $511 It's a small price given what have been pretty spectacular real gains in my portfolio, but - here goes: I love Scottrade because of fast order execution, reasonable money market account rates, reasonable option contract prices, and very good customer service (plus a local office that has live humans who you can get a hold of immediately). Am I better off with IB or Sogo, or if not, am I better off with anyone else? I truly appreciate any feedback with online brokers you've had good experiences with. Thanks.