I just recently started reading "Safe Strategies for Financial Freedom" after a suggestion from Justiciar. One thing I am interested in is the stock market. I am really kicking myself right now for not already having an account somewhere. I read in the paper that Nvidia's stock dropped on Friday morning. It has stuck aroun 9.5/share until today where it is currently trading at 10.5/share. That's over 7% increase in only a few days! Definitely much better than what you could get at any bank over the course of a year. And even better, I KNOW it will go up this next quarter and this year, especially since Doom 3 came out and the introduction to the dual-GFX card configuration they own the patent on. Anyway, I'm looking to open an account to do stock trading. etrade.com's Power account seems nice, but I was wondering if anyone else preferred a different brokerage. I also do not have much to invest at this point. etrade's $1000 account minimum is still a HUGE investment for me. It is the primary reason why I haven't already gone ahead and applied. I know that fees and the like aren't the only things to look for, but my knowledge stops there.