Yahoo real-time - what quality?

Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by Done 777, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. Done 777

    Done 777

  2. Done 777

    Done 777

    I see, their MarketTracket is a trash, veeeery slow, large lags. Even can't find DJIA or S&P500 open price. Can't modify portfolio.

    BTW. Why on their website I see quotes started at 9:30, not at 9:50? - it's 20-min. delayed so should started at 9:50.

    Any alternative (with trial of course). Dont recommend esignal, because i cant install their software.
  3. JayF_eSignal

    JayF_eSignal eSignal


    Have you tried LiveCharts? It uses eSignal's data network, however there's no software to install. Starting at $16.95 per month, it's a great deal.
  4. j1900q


    LiveCharts was great before Esignal took over. Now it has more problems than it is worth. Check the forum E signal has under support. That should give you some idea of the problems folks have each day. I really don't see how Yahoo could be any worse.
  5. Done 777

    Done 777

    Esignal's software require Service Pack 2 for windows XP, I have only SP1 and i can't install SP2 because after installation my computer is non-stop rebooting.

    BTW, I am asking again about yahoo's quotes on their website. Why they start quotes at 9:30 :) if it's delayed 20 min?
  6. "BATS Trading Inc. now provides real-time U.S. stock quotes free on Yahoo Finance."
  7. Done 777

    Done 777

    OK, so I see I don't need to pay for real-time for S&P 500 or DJIA :)

    1. What is accuracy of BATS ECN data to NYSE data?

    2. What time interval yahoo shows? 1-min? 1-tick?

    3. Does any other services have quotes stream from BATS (except google)? On BATS website I dont see any indices.
  8. bukkan


  9. Wow, and you thinking of trading on such a computer?
  10. j1900q


    Short answer here. Get an account with IB.
    Use the charts they provide or download Ib charts off the web. If you want to spend just a few bucks there is Serria charts or Ensign, which work off IB data. The only reason I said Livecharts is a waste of time is they just crash too many times in a day.
    There you have it.
    #10     Apr 5, 2009