I am new at tradeing at IB I would like to trade thru a full function platform. The only platforms that I could find at this time that perform these functions are Esignal and Medved QuoteTracker. I believe any orders executed thru these platforms can only be routed thru the IB smart order routing system. My question is: Is this the best route for trading at IB? I typcally trade 300 to 2000 shares, sometimes traded intraday, sometimes held overnight. I am not greedy, I am not looking for every last cent. Will the Smart order routing suit my needs? My past expierience was with Ameritrade. My last trade with them was with 600 shares of a $30. stock that traded at a volume of 2m shares a day. They executed that transaction at 10 cents below the bid price. I quess this is their way of the fullfilling their 10 second trade execution guarantee. When I saw this trade come across the the tape, I knew it was time to move on. Any opinions about the IB smart order routing system would be greatly appreciated.