The reason Datek and other brokers do not let you use margin to buy and hold some internet and high tech stocks is that they want you to go broke slowly so they can extract the maximum amount of commissions from you before you close your account. With margin, the average trader will go broke with half the trades (and half the commissions) he would otherwise.
>There are generally two approaches to load-balancing: network-based, and host-based. Host-based systems require software to be installed on each server throughout the network. Radware Ltd. (NASDAQ:RDWR - news) and two privately held firms, BrightTiger and Resonate, are among the providers of host-based systems.
But this category of software must be installed on each server throughout the network. For large companies that may run hundreds of servers, the burden of maintaining such a system can be onerous, especially in terms of time and IT personnel costs. A system upgrade can be time consuming, since IT staff has to visit each local server before the upgrade is finished.
Network-based load-management systems, on the other hand, rely on hardware that is installed at one location, and are much easier to install and service. F5, Alteon and Foundry are all among the suppliers of these systems.<
Does anybody see this as a substantial draw-back? Maybe this is why FFIV, FDRY and ATON are so highly valued. Anybody have a take on this?