As a former Waterhouse customer I pulled 800k out of my new Ameritrade account after the fiasco last year when I couldn't access my account for a week. I maintain a small amount in my Ameritrade account now just to evaluate the new website. So far I'm ambivalent about the new site and unimpressed that they apparently still didn't get it right when they did the latest conversion - as you may note from the comments on this message board from other former TD'ers. Before I stick any serious money back into Ameritrade I want to be very sure they've got their act together. Barron's/Dow Jones seems to favor Ameritrade, but, whether there is an ulterior motive to that, I have no idea.