Just received an e-mail from Open E Cry that it has been acquired by OptionsXpress. I have been a customer of Open E Cry pretty much since they opened in 2003. It is probably one of the best futures brokers I have used - and I have used nearly all the major brokers over the last twenty years. I hope that OptionsXpress has the foresight to let OEC operate as a separate unit from their less than stellar main operations. The OEC owners have cashed out in a big way (about $18 Million, I believe), Let us see what the future holds for the OEC customers. Moderator, If it has already been posted elsewhere, please feel free to combine threads or delete this one. Thanks.