Helps no one but the broker -----------> platforms are not the key and they will never be. The issue is a model of the market that works and is intellectually accessible to all. The answer is chaos theory and fractal geometry. Instead of investing in giving that advantage to their clientèle these brokers are going around with superficial tinkering of platforms and stuff. Of course why should they care -----------> the blind "sciences" of "fundamentals" and "technicals" suit them just fine ---------------> all they need is some ads and soon they have folks pouring in to trade and by taking the other side of those trades they are sure to rake in the capital of at least 97% of the hapless retail types. So why go to any expense to helping them explain the market? Just offer them cosmetics and let them pour the money in.