"when American Markets are closed - Toronto (venture) Stock Exchange volume is so much lighter"

Part of the reason is something I just learned on Wednesday from TD Ameritrade.  They route all US internet orders to Canada!  They indicate that I would have to call them ahead of placing an order to route it to the US Pinks!  The customer service individual could NOT answer why this is their practice.  REALLY strange.  The only explanation I can think of is the Canadian connection with TD.

This explains some of the really weird trading patterns I've seen watching AUNFF in the US.

I told the rep that I would have to look at other online brokers to see if  they do the same.... intimating that I could look at changing brokers.

He apologized profusely and put five free trades on my account.

Anyone else have a comment?