How often does this happen with IB?

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by chanelops, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. To ISLAND traders:
    Tue Mar 24 16:42:48 2009 EST

    Due to technical problems at the exchange, NASDAQ failed to execute any Market On Close or Limit on Close orders. If you submitted either of these order types today, please manage your risk accordingly.


    I don't use Island, but this sounds a little scary. How often does something like this happen?
  2. 1st time i have seen this message was today. Been with them since July-Aug 2008. So... not often
  3. The good things are:

    1. you know about it.
    2. you can do something about it.
  4. Bob111


    it's exchange problem,can't you see?
    IB have nothing to do with this
  5. It may be the exchanges issues but why did it take so long to get the bulletin notice?
    By the bulletin time almost 45 minutes pasted.

    It is my understanding we have only a few minutes to report a problem other wise we are out of luck but the exchange and or IB take 45 minutes, that is not acceptable.
    I feel sorry for the trader who went home flat to come back the next day buried.
  6. Bob111


    if you really want to know-search on website. this kind of info posted over there first at status page. look at what time they release it. if there is significant difference between their release and IB-then your complain is valid. but if delay like 3-5 min..what can you do? if exchange does not report this immediately?