MBTrading Quote Server Frequent Disconnects

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by GTS, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. GTS


    No they don't have charts - real soon now (I'll have to dig up a quote from 2005 that said as much...)
    #11     Apr 19, 2007
  2. ak15


    They are not cheap. As far as I know, they are more expensive than IB and Cybertrader as far as stocks are concerned.
    #12     Apr 19, 2007
  3. ak15


    Are their fills faster than IB's?
    #13     Apr 19, 2007
  4. GTS


    I havent done any automated/API trading with IB to get real timed numbers for comparison but just based on the speed of IB's fills using TWS vs MB's fills using Navigator doing manual trading I would say no, MB is no faster then IB. I'm talking emini futures here.
    #14     Apr 19, 2007
  5. ak15


    I had stocks in mind. Thanks all the same.
    #15     Apr 19, 2007


    I can't believe some of you guys just make assumptions -- don't bother to do any research. Want charts? You can get them through Quotetracker w/ MB at no cost. And realize too that not everybody needs, or wants charts to trade.

    And commissions are 0.005 after the first 500 shares. And if you're a position trader you can go commission plan C and do 5000 shares for $4.95.


    And both owners respond to questions --- Steve here on ET and Ross over on SI.
    #16     Apr 19, 2007
  7. Well I looked up and down on their website, I never read anything about them not having charts.

    I didn't find out until I dl'd the demo, and was like..."ok, wheres the chart button?"...It's not a make or break thing...just kinda thought charts were basic. The only reason I'd switch is for the 5.00 commission plan.

    #17     Apr 19, 2007
  8. GTS



    Assumptions? It is a fact that they don't offer charts. Period.

    I didn't pass judgement about whether charts were a good idea, just noted that they have been promising them for a long time and still havent delivered.

    More importantly, MB doesn't offer any historical data to backfill charts. I use QT myself but I have an eSignal subscription for backfill.

    Frankly I dont want them to waste their time implementing charts in the navigator, I'm sure they will do a lousy job considering how few developers they have and as you pointed out there are plenty of 3rd-party solutions for charts. Historical quotes would be nice though.

    Not sure why you got your panties in such a bunch over the issue. The guy asked about charts and I told him the truth.
    #18     Apr 19, 2007
  9. Catoosa


    #19     Apr 19, 2007

  10. Their platfrom sucks IMO, I bet you make alot of mistakes is you day trade with IB platform. If you just invest or swing trade, its ok.
    #20     Apr 19, 2007