Before i make a change i am trying to understand other`s experiences and whether this is something that i could deal with. I plan on using futures and oanda. I expect i will be paying a tad more per round trip in the futures mkt, but nothing too dramatic. Oanda has the lowest spread that i know of so i will use them if i go this route. You just have to watch oanda and its skewing of the spread. Fi`s have many bank systems in front of them so at any given time especially in the morning the spread between the different banks is zero and sometimes I have ability to buy and sell at the same time between the bank and make a point for no risk. In the morning the euro spread is 1 point but each bank has a different 1 point spread so that works to your advantage. I will not have this ability with the brokers.