Chart delay vs Quote Board

Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by mmuloin, Jul 12, 2002.

  1. mmuloin


    I have noticed a slight time lag from the time stock quotes are displayed in NexTrend's quote board to the time they appear on their charts. I have also noticed a similar delay on Live Charts.

    This lag does not usually cause problems when trading listed stocks, but for scalping the e-minis or NASDAQ stocks in a fast market, every second counts.

    I am wondering if this delay is also inherent with Q-Charts or E-signal. My CPU load is normally less than 60%.

  2. I noticed that. It seems the bar charts are not redrawn on a tick for tick basis. You have to look at time and sales for the exact last trade.