Hello, I am starting this thread because I have not found too much information on Elite about experienced trading via NYSE floor brokers. I am a trader who primarily trades thru DOT (DOT being off the floor direct access). Lately, I have begun expanding my trading horizons and using 2 different floor brokers. I would like to start this thread to discuss the best ways to utilize floor brokers for short-term traders like myself. please share your experiences and ideas. Here are some of the pitfalls that I have found: 1. Cost of getting looks. The rule of thumb is executing a trade with a floor broker for every 3 looks. Commissions are without a doubt expensive for floor trading .015-.02 , so basically you have to know what to info look for and how to use that info. 2. Off the floor traders (like myself) focus on movers, and on any given morning, especially during earnings there can be 7-10 stocks of potential interest. I find it to be impractical and unaffordable for me to get that many looks if I donât feed enough volume to my floor broker. Knowing this, I try to really zero in on 2-3 stocks that I want to know what the institutions are doing with them.