With Zecco there are no minimum balances to open an account. To get 10 free trades a month a $2,500 minimum is required. They have very little fees with the exception of a 30 annual fee on IRA accounts. When I signed up for Zecco the paperwork was a nightmare but I think they’ve fixed that now. They seem to be adding more and more to their offering and will be a viable broker into the future.