I've been spending tons of time trying to figure out which software will help streamline my trading. Now that I've done some research, it's time to ask for advice on figuring out what is best for me. And I really do need advice. Currently, I am trading on Fidelity's website. I use yahoo's most active list (highest % gain) to show me potential swing trades for the day. Once I find something, I check out the realtime chart on fidelity's website. If it looks good, ill try and time a pullback and jump in. As I become more and more of an active trader (right now im doing 8-10 trades a day), I am realizing that clicking the refresh button for the intraday chart while looking at a level 1 quote, and a 15 minute delayed "most active' list.......well, it just isn't cutting it. So, I've set out to switch brokers and find some software that will accommodate my needs. Currently I'm working with about 16k in capital and so far no margin. I trade stocks exclusively on the nasdaq, nyse, and sometimes on amex (when i feel like getting ripped by the MM's). Charting is very important to me. Obviously level II quotes will become an important tool as well, once i have access. (Fidelity won't give me level II access until i have 72 trades for the year and 25k of capital.) So far in my research, my main candidate looks to be IB, I've downloaded TWS, and it looks very promising (in fact, I'm in the last stages of my application for a Margin account at IB). I've also downloaded QuoteTracker, but I'm not sure why I would use it's features if I have TWS. Maybe someone could explain how they compliment each other. I have yet to check out TradeStation 2000i, even though it sounds like what I'm looking for. Scottrade, TD Ameritrade, and CyberTrader and their respective platforms have been moved to the backburner, but I still would give consideration if someone posed a compelling argument. Because I'm looking for momentum trades, I've also looked into trade-ideas and eSignal, but I'm not sure what i need. It would probably depend on which new broker/platform i get into. In the end, i need to see the trends much sooner than i currently do, and be able to track a streaming chart while having access to the ask/bids on lvlII. Then, and this is very important, i need to be able to *quickly* setup my order along with an automatic stop loss when i do decide to take a position. I'm looking forward to reading your recommendations/advice.