Hello, I am new to the forum here. I have been using TradeStation for the last 4 years. The platform/software side of things are excellent. No major complaints. However, the brokerage side of things I have a big complaint about. Half or more of the stocks I try to short are not shortable, plus they give no indication on the platform that they are not shortable until your order is rejected. I am keeping TS because I prefer them over any other platform. So I will trade long with them & i will trade whatever shorts are available through them. I am looking for another broker to use as a backup to place my short trades with. I want a broker who uses a per share fee (vs. per trade), and preferably no monthly platform fee. I used CyberTrader last year for about a year for this very reason, and was very happy with their short inventory. I didn't like their monthly platform fee (they charged $250) since I was only using thems a secondary account for shorts I couldn't trade on TS. I like their commissions. However, in the last couple of weeks I have been calling CyberTrader to ask if they have certain stocks to short & they are about as bad as TradeStation now. I have been calling IB & ETrade to check also & they seem to have the best short inventory I can find. Before, I open a second account I want to make sure I go with a broker that consistently has the best short inventory for day trading. I have read through the other threads on this forum discussing this very topic. However, I am getting mixed messages on the concensus (plus some of the post are over a year old). The concensus seems to be that IB, ETrade, RedSky & Genesis are the best-with most people mentioning IB & ETrade over the rest. Can some one who has used these give me some feedback on their experiences with short availability, or any recommendations on which brokers are known to have the greatest supply of shortable stock. Thanks in advance for any help/suggestions.