No pt apologized, gain ex-div date is yesterday 3/17 not today. he partied too much in Reno. Also, he said "Sold 5,000 shares gain at 7.10 plus gain went ex div today', how could you sell on ex-div date and still get the dividend?
Crashed? Did you use Trade King or Share Builder?
If you are a serious day trader and really have a M dollar in your accounts, you can call Charles Schwab and get a much lower fee because they would provide much lower trading fee for active traders. Unless you were all talks! Vanguard only charged a $2.99 per trade fee and there is no way they can be worse than Schwab.
Do you have Level II pricing with Schwab?