I just opened A Scottreade Account.
I. The streamer is real close to TD's old streamer and I can work with it
2. I can get Level II just like TD.
3. I can get Last trade with #'s, price and time, just like TD.
4. I can get my Portfolio and move it were I want it like TD.
5. The only thing that I can't get right now is News on my Watch List Only instead of All The News. The IT Guy will call when her or she gets in and help me with that.
I switched last week and am becoming increasingly happy with it! I keep a token amount of money in Ameritrade to utilize some of their options trading, but as far as big-trading days, when I'd turn over thousands upon thousands every single day, even when their Streamer would "freeze"---those days are over! I won't stand to get kicked-to-the-curb after years upon years, and millions of dollars in 1099's! SY A-tard!
Thanks will call later - I get my news anyway on other sources (bloomberg) even yahoo for quick and other for more detailed...
Is the level II so on free for smaller accounts or does one have to pay monthly?
How is it at tax time (reporting/sending out - download info so on- on time so on)
I put-in 30K and everything is free.
The rest I don't know. I just gave them a Cashers Check a little after 9AM and nothing will happen in my account for 4 hrs. I will call them in the AM and have them walk me thru the set-up of my streamer just how I like it. They were so nice and, yes they have gotten AMTD account holder in the last week, but won't tell me how many.