I have been doing some research into trading platforms for equity and equity option trading and it seems like in terms strength of product offering and commission rates Interactive Brokers is the best. I have been testing out the online demo and have serious issues with two areas of the platform I find weak: streaming news and charting. I was thinking of getting a product like QuoteTracker for charts as it seems relatively inexpensive and highly regarded. I would be interested in hearing thoughts about this option. I have had more difficulty finding a complementary product for streaming news. The IB platform I saw shouldnât be called âstreamingâ as it looked like they are just pulling RSS feeds. Perhaps it is different in the software version of the platform? Does anyone know of a product I can plug into IB to get news from the major outlets or a standalone product for news? I was excited to see that there was a Reuters option in IB but it looks like this is not truly streaming and substantially delayed from what someone trading a Reuters platform would have. I searched the forums and the only suggestion people seemed to have was Bloomberg- which at $2k a month is a bit steep for me now. Also, given my issues with IB would TD Ameritrade be a better choice? At ~5x the (stated) commission rate it would seem that TD would have to be ridiculously strong to be worth it. Thanks.