Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by GreenDog, Jul 22, 2003.
As of 10:50 PST Tradestation again is having intermittent connection problems.
I've had that plenty of times with TS. Shame that.
TS feed is not very reliable. I'd recommend you use eSignal as a backup / addition / solely if you trade very short-term, they're the most reliable feed available, and will be even better with the restructurization of IDCO, making eSignal the choice of the future.
Also, you can use IQFeed - is more reliable than TS feed...
IB's datafeed is very good, too.
I like Tradestations new adds. They look great, promise a lot and attract many new customers. All these new customers turn on TS, chart 100s of symbols, scan 3-4000 symbols using the radar stuff and the TS network gets killed.
TS needs a major upgrade to their servers or start limiting how much data a customer cab get through their servers.
You've got a very good point there, chinook!
TS is an awesome platform, this cannot be disputed - I use it everyday. But the symbol scanning must take enormous bandwidth! Imagine all the upstream/request + downstream, requested by thousands and thousands of users n'sync!
This just has to create lag and server crashed.
I wish they'd fix that. 1,000 symbols, IMHO, would be enough.
Or even 500. There aren't that many nicely tradable, liquid issues out there, anyway...
Man, I thought I'd give 'em a try and see what they're like....kept it for two months and then dumped it...glitches almost daily.
I like the TS6 paltform but the data feed / network problems are not getting fixed. Whenever the market moves fast, something goes wrong. IB is my broker and I have to constantly compare the last trade from IB's plan with what I see on TS chart.
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