This question is mainly for def, but if anyone else has an answer please respond. I have a futures only account with IB, but now that commissions were lowered for equities I would like to switch the account to either and equity account, or one that allows me to trade both. I just talked with an IB representative and they told me that I have to open a new account. Is there any way around this? Can't they just switch the status of the account?