gridiron- I'm not sure about Ameritrade offering real-time quotes to everyone. I think they might but I'm just not sure if I'm getting them because of my acct or not. Hopefully someone else answers. If not, just give them a call. E-trade will charge you if you want to switch but Ameritrade will offer you something for opening an acct. I think the other poster is right as far as using marketcaster as well.