Registered: Apr 2002
05-08-12 04:46 PM
Quote from ddouglas:
Data subscriptions are normally a user-defined parameter from the TOS "settings" window. I have a hard time believing that TDA changed it for you.
Data-agreements do change, but normally you receive an email that says "if you don't notify us to the contrary, your continued usage of our data constitutes your acceptance of the new agreement" or some such thing. I haven't re-signed a data agreement with TDA since my original account opening with Ameritrade 10+ years ago.
Further, if you traded more than 5 sides a month, you would be Apex anyways - which is automatically entitled to real-time news & many other things beyond just real-time data.
The most likely scenario is an accidental data-change on your end (though there is no way for me to know for sure).
But I can assure you, if you don't like TDA, you won't like IB - TWS is 10x harder to use & much less powerful than TOS.
You have a hard time believing that TD changed this setting to delayed data? Did I just imagine this then? Was my call to the trade desk in my imagination too? And no, I did not change the settings in TOS to delayed data, why would I do that? I've this account open continuously for more than 5 years. It is true however that I've slowed down trading this account to a bare minimum (partly due to commissions which are way better at IB)
I agree that IB's TWS is nowhere near as good as TOS. The TOS platform is hands down the best in the industry and I've tried a lot of platforms. My complaint is not with TOS its with TD Ameritrade. I've been a TOS customer for years and have been a huge fan until TDA came along. TDA is retail. It's like Charles Schwab etc...
Anyway, no worries, as I will now do only the bare minimum trading required to keep the platform and data feed going in TOS and I'll continually check to see if my feed is delayed.