Hi, I'm looking to switch away from Scottrade. It'll be between 4k and 5k. Looking to mainly trade equities until I learn a bit more about options/futures/forex to start "field testing" in that, but it will eventually be what I'm moving to, hopefully. Looking for a margin account. I would go the IB route and everything there looks great but I'm 20 so don't meet their criteria for a 21yo margin account minimum for some reason. MBTrading looks like the next good firm, but the lack of naked puts/calls is a little upsetting since that looked like a great potential area. I'd like to be able to be a pdt but that isn't going to happen unless I sign with harmon trading and it just seems too risky to go into a partnership. Ideally, I'm going to try for my 3 daytrades per week and swing trade the right before close -- right after market opens routine and try to gauge how it'll behave premarket the next morning. Sure, it's quite a bit more difficult than daytrading in terms of proper prediction, but I guess it'll have to do until I can come up with the 25k to pdt (unless anyone knows of any other _more established_ partnership firms that don't really have a risk of going bust at any given time.) I'd like a direct platform type deal, but the more I think of it, it may not be completely necessary, although it'd definitely be a step in the right direction coming from scottrade and its poor java program (haven't had the chance to try the elite platform) and lousy executions most of the time. Thanks.