IB feed flaky in the evening (PDT)

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by craigs21, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. craigs21


    Does anyone out there trade FX at IB in the evenings? I am in California (PDT or GMT -8). I trade FX from about 5:00pm PDT to 1:00am PDT.

    Very often the feed from IB flakes out. I have even had a market order sit without getting executed for 2+ minutes. Cost me money. At 9:00pm PDT every night the feed goes down. That is 12:00am EDT, so they are probably cycling some servers. Still it is pretty bad if you have a position and need to liquidate it. Other times the "market data" indicator will go ried or yellow and the feed is down. Usually for only a few seconds.

    This is not an ISP problem. I have other real time feeds and they work. Does anyone else see this? Are there other brokers I should take a look at as an alternative to IB?