Internet Outages

Discussion in 'Order Execution' started by ark93, Apr 9, 2019.

  1. ark93

    ark93

    Thanks all for the great ideas! Gotta consider power outages too.
    Carrier pigeons! For trading post-apocalypse, maybe?
    Too young to have ever done it old style! My uncle did it that way, maybe I should learn from him.

    And yeah maybe I should start getting into the habit of placing my stops upon placing the trade rather than after. Would solve a lot of problems right there. Stops save lives!!
     
    #11     Apr 9, 2019
  2. Sig

    Sig

    Depends who your broker is. You might be on hold for a long time, since they generally don't really need to be 'old style' in 2019 so they don't have rooms full of brokers manning the phones.
     
    #12     Apr 9, 2019
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  3. jharmon

    jharmon

    They're all busy for some reason.

    [​IMG]
     
    #13     Apr 10, 2019
  4. qlai

    qlai

     
    #14     Apr 10, 2019
  5. Peter10

    Peter10

    i use two ISPs and my phone hotspot is the last option.
     
    #15     Apr 10, 2019
  6. i am a isp with bgp.
     
    #16     Apr 10, 2019
  7. Buy1Sell2

    Buy1Sell2

    What were the potential losses based upon decisions you would have made?
     
    #17     Apr 10, 2019
  8. schweiz

    schweiz

    For any "real" trader the cost in taking a second ISP is far inferior to the cost of missed profits or losses occured because of internet outage.
    My yearly cost is between 250-500 euro. Irrelevant cost to avoid very relevant problem. I also have a fully functional second computer at my side.
     
    #18     Apr 10, 2019
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  9. zdave83

    zdave83

    Be careful with 2 connections over cable and/or DSL. It is possible for a cable cut by backhoe somewhere in the area to affect multiple services at once.

    A - Google fiber with UPS
    B - agreement with neighbor on a different ISP to temporarily share internet via
    wifi guest network
    C - phone / hot spot
    D - many stores, restaurants & library within 2-10 min drive
    E - want to experiment with satellite but haven't found the right deal
     
    #19     Apr 10, 2019
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  10. schweiz

    schweiz

    That's why I have one fibre glas cable ISP and another g4 connection ISP . g4 does not need cable or dsl.
    Satelite is an option to.
     
    #20     Apr 10, 2019