I have a futures account with IB. Luckily I only trade globex so no big deal. However I was going to move my stock account to them in the next few days. Not on $127 +++ per month - only because I trade through my limited company for tax efficiency. What a farce! Perhaps if IB take the view that we are all "professionals", we should indeed be treated like proper professionals. So how about some of the highly leveraged borrowing that only the prop houses offer their traders? Maybe they can offer "bullets" as well! LOL.