exe26 writes "Real Pro(who can access firm's capital) prefers NYSE becasue of centralized price system. Small guys like us or even big guys like you prefer NASDAQ because of volatility, up & down movement with speed." You are mistaken. Most LLC, "juice" firms push and encourage NYSE because the "kickback" schemes from the specialist, NYSE firms. ETG is getting serious payments for orders from their "clearing" firms, namely SLK. Bright also. Some will rebate (some) of it back to the trader, some don't even bother (a big stinker). I wager to say that this goes on virtually every LLC or juice firm to some extent. If it does not it's more of an exception that a rule. I am not casting stone at this practice but let's call a "spade a spade" and let' not get carried away in terms of "freedom" of trading at the houses. You will be surprised how much influence they can yield in what you do and trade !!! I have intimate knowlege at Bright and ETG, lesser the other firms. All they care is for you to trade as much as you can !!!! Better if you make money but trust me they will replace you and business will go on. I know some who use the rebates and leverage and make millions trading NYSE it's not becuse of some magic nyse - nasdaq glitch - it's because skill and mental strength of doing what works !!!