I used to have an IB account back in '05 when all you needed was 2k to open an account and trade any futures contract you wanted. After seeing all the complaining about their current structure, I took a look at their site and called customer service. 1) You now need a 10k minimum to open an account; fine. 2) They have no answer as to the margin requirements vs. cash accounts. All they'll tell you is what you can't trade without margin. My question is: Three years removed from IB, I would like to open an account where I can trade futures with about a 15k deposit. Does anyone who is doing something similar know who is best to go with these days? And, does their software include a market depth option (where I can see the product trading, similar to X-Trader)? Thanks, guys.