I'm a newbie that patiently saved up 2k to send to IB after spending a few months developing a dozen or so swing-type trading systems. I realize the $ amount is pitiful, but not really when you consider that I only want to do non-options trading and I backtested on SnP500 stocks (including loss/sell/profit targets). I am VERY anxious to start trading, but I found out IB requires 100 share lots. This has killed 98 % of my potential trades. (I have found that even if I look at small caps, the only stocks my algorithms are picking are foreign stocks!) Can someone suggest some other broker(s) that would be good for a beginner in my situation, i.e. will let you trade odd lots? Thanks!