I'm having a hard time deciding what broker I should use. Now as far as I know these are some main points (correct me if I'm wrong): IB: +More secure, safer, larger firm +Commissions not build into the spread +Dealing directly with the banks (or something like that) +Tight spreads +Ability to split the bid/ask -System not (yet) online 24/24 hours -Minimum order size 25000 -Scaling out isn't ideal with commissions (and a minimum size) -Generally a higher cost for someone with a small account OANDA: +Even tighter spreads (?) +Basic, decent charting included +Ability to trade any (small) size you want +Scaling in/out is fairly cheap -Withdrawing money has a price Considering I'm only really interested in trading spot forex what other factors should I take into account? Which of these two brokers do you suggest? Also, does anyone have a screenshot of how the spreads at IB look like (I saw one a while ago, but I'm interested in seeing how it is at the moment)? And how are IB's spreads around & after news events?