babak, thanks for the comment and I will have a discussion on TS at some point. (perhaps I'll still have a job thereafter . I also will dig deeper on the stop issue that was mentioned on another thread. One thing I forgot to mention in my past post was that IB will not accept stock transfers from other brokerages. This was in the works for a while but the timing may be good as it may help some with the 25K rule. It works as follows: customers log in to their account via the IB website and request FULL transfer of assets from their account at other brokerage house to IB. The transfer usually takes at least 3 business days. To initiate the transfer you'll have to specify: The brokerage from where the assets should be transferred from. Their account number at that brokerage.