I sent Tradestation a list of questions about their brokerage policies, and they were kind enough to answer almost half of them. (I really don't understand it. You would think it would be worth their while to give complete and thought-out responses to inquiries by potential customers. Most business like getting new customers;-) Maybe some current users could help me out with the questions that were ignored... 1. On the web site, it says "An Equity Account that trades fewer than 10 times per month (30 times per quarter) ... is deemed non-active and may lose access to TradeStation" Does "10 times per month" mean 10 executions (either buy or sell) or 10 round trips? 2. In parenthesis it says "30 times per quarter" Is the "minimum figure" calculated on a quartarly basis or monthly basis? In other words, if I traded 5 times one month, 5 times the second month, and 20 times the third month would I meet the minimum? 3. Do you plan to offer fully automated trading in the future? (ie, trades can be executed without any manual intervention)? The next one they answered, but I don't know if I have confidence in the reply... My IRA is valued at $xx,000 and my wifes is $xx,000. (Her's is under the $30k minimum balance, mine is over). I understand you have a $30K account minimum, but since we would be linking the accounts and the sum would far exceed the minimum, would her's be allowed? - the answer was she would only be able to phone orders in, not trade on-line. (I am rolling my eyes and shaking my head now) Apart from that, is the data any good? I was thinking it might be a good way to get rid of Q-charts. Also her National Discount Brokers account became an Ameritrade account, and I just can't stand that. I need to find somewhere else to put it. I already have an IB account and I want to spread it around a little. Thanks for the help!