Hmm...I found an NYSE listed stock I wanted to include in my portfolio, but it's trading at 103, so I guess I'll just have to let it go. A minimum purchase of $10,300 is kind of high...especially when you are talking about a portfolio of 10 or 12 stocks. I don't understand why IB disallows odd lot orders--saying, I know, that it is an NYSE requirement--when most other major brokers allow them. I can even buy odd lots of NYSE stocks through a direct trade with FolioFN! Why wouldn't this "NYSE restriction" apply to them also? saxon PS. I asked IB about buying 100 and then selling, say, 44, to arrive at the size I want. No go. Odd lot sales only allowed to CLOSE a position (in NYSE listed stocks).