Ameritrade lying?

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by SoesWasBetter, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. The idiot that runs the Benzinga room on ameritrade is dumber than a rock.

    They claim to have 450 listeners.

    The audio was busted for over an hour today, and not one of the supposed members said a thing for that whole time.

    Impossible unless the 450 is bogus.
  2. Baron

    Baron ET Founder

    I can't move an icon on this website 2 pixels to the left without it creating a shitstorm in the feedback forum, so something definitely sounds fishy to me in what you described.
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  3. I don't mean to side-track your original post here but since you are talking about TD Ameritrade and audio, does Ben Lichentsein still do a broadcast where he squawks on trades from the S&P Pit here and there?I heard it a few years ago. I think it was called Futures Cast. Just curious if it is still around, thanks.
  4. Baron

    Baron ET Founder

    Maybe it's a Benzinga issue and not TD Ameritrade?
  5. Last time I looked he wasnt there Not 100 sure if they canned it or not.
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  6. The audio issue was def Benzinga. I'm just saying that if there were really 450 in the room, it would not take over an hour to report no audio.

    Could be Benzinga padding the count with shill log ins. I can't prove it , but there is very little in the way of convo , maybe 10 or 15 nicks , so that means there are 430 silent types.
  7. Thanks for the response Soes. Wow, I wonder if it is really gone or not? They had like 2 audio chat rooms. Ben Lichtensien's and ShadowTrader. Can anyone else confirm this? Maybe I will just call to check. It was inside of the ThinkorSwim Platform and they kept it going after TD Ameritrade bought out TOS.
  8. PS
    The supposedly realtime Benzinga room is on an
    UNDISCLOSED 30 second delay (proved)
    Wonder why?
    No reason for a delay at all. No less 30 seconds , which means you are the 10,000th trader to hear it

    Theory, Benzinga sells the room cheap to Ameritrade, and can claim to their paying customers (getting the realtime feed) they have a built in set of suckers they can front run .

    I call it a theory, but I'm being kind.
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2017
  9. Baron

    Baron ET Founder

    I've never been a Benzinga fan. Occasionally, one of their biz dev people will email me wanting to "hop on a call", but it always goes nowhere. They seem a little confused as to exactly what they want to focus on.
    #10     Oct 13, 2017