I just wanted to share a couple things with the few folks on here who trash talked IB recently. I just switched to IB and am very impressed so far. Have not once had my connection lost or had bad fills. The one and only order that was missed was a stop loss order that got skipped as the stock zipped by my stop. Other than that, IB is by far the best I have seen. If others have better better brokers, I'd love to see it. Point is, each broker has good points and bad points. For me, IB is the ballz! Awesome commissions and great fills. I wanted to tell the folks here who bash IB about one horror story I had with Brown and Company. You think IB is bad, listen to this one. I put in a market order to buy 3000 shares of EP @ the open. The stock had closed the night before @ 7.10/share. When it opened, I got a confirmation on my computer screen from Brown and Company saying I bought 3000 shares @ 7.10. Great. When I turned on my pc to see where the market was at, it was about 9:35. I looked at EP. It was trading at about 7.50. I decided to sell off for a quick (.40*3000-$10 total commissions) $1190 profit. So, I sold off the 3000 shares @ 7.50 and was a happy camper. So, I thought. I got a confirmation on the sale as well. So, EP ended up closing the day @ 7.30 for the day. When I got home from work, I had a message on my machine from Brown and Company to call customer support. I called them and this is what they said "we are sorry to inform you but the price we listed on your confirmation was incorrect. You actually bought EP @ 7.90/share." I was F*** ing pissed. I told the woman that I had sold the 3000 shares @ 7.50 because I thought I had bought them @ 7.10. She connected me to a broker, and he said this "EP opened @ 7.90. It had gapped up from its close of 7.10 the day before, so any moron would know that you couldn't possibly have bought the shares at such an unrealistic price of 7.10." I said "What do you mean the price of 7.10 was OBVIOUSLY a bad fill?" It closed the day before @ 7.10, so why would 7.10 be such an OBVIOUSLY erroneous price to have gotten the stock at??" He said "Well, sir we are sorry, but the best we can do is to strike your sale of the 3000 shares and give the shares back to you." I said "That is mighty kind of you, you f*** moron! I sold them @7.50/share and the stock is @ 7.30 as of the close!" If I wanted the shares back, I can go buy them myself for less than the 7.50/share! Anyways, that was it for me and Brown and Company!. Yes, the $5 commission was nice, but when you get f*** over on one trade, The $5 don't mean much! As I said, I am sure others could chime in with other horror stories of bad fills and poor service. So far, IB has been awesome to me, and I haven't needed to call tech support for any issues.