Here's the deal. I've used RT for years. Very nice platform that offers good charts and Lev II and reasonably fast executions. I'm not a 100 trade a day guy, but I like to look at charts, Lev II and a fairly long list of stocks. A good options quote with greeks is useful, although I trade options with other brokers. I have done the numbers and realized I can save quite a lot by ditching RT. I typically don't do enough tickets to get RT free. I compared to XOOM and figured I would net $500/month in savings, less if I have to add a chart service but still substantial. Not sure about commish/fees on Hammer, but it seems more oriented to scalpers and would require charts. IB would require a chart app. I would like to avoid using an additional chart service, both for hassle factor and savings. I know a lot of you use QT but I'm not sure it's what I want. I happened to click on the Cyber banner just to take a look. In the past the commish was not competitive, but now it's $9.95 for <5000 shares, plus Island is free. Unlike some of the above, they actually have a professional website that explains every last detail. You have the security of dealing with a big firm. The platform fee is a little steep but doesn't require much to waive it. The charts looked a little dubious but they also offer a neat tab feature to save screen space. I found the 2 minute rule thing to be a little confusing too. Anyone using these guys and why aren't they the clear winner in this contest?