I am a new member researching trading platforms. Came across this in the platform review section: HammerTrade 100% recommended (by 5 reviewers). However, one search in Google turned up the following: Andover Brokerage (and HammerTrade) agreed to be aquired by SunGard - January 09, 2003. On January 22,2003 The Securities and Exchange Commission brought Cease and Desist proceedings against Andover for violating SEC rules. www.sec.gov/litigation/34-47228.htm . When it comes to "hammers" the SEC prevails!