Because gotta tell, they have a program in place questions a your order if it exceeds the ask by a certain amount or your sell order if its for a certain amount below the current bid...Damn thing just saved me from accidentally buying 1000 shares of CNXT for more than I'm willing to pay. I.E., meant to the order in for @.45 and stupidly had it @$1.45, but it was blocked and I was asked was this the price I really wanted to pay. GREAT SYSTEM!!!!!
shadow the numbers were better, but the downside would be that the increase was in Apartment buildings, in other words builders are anticipating people will now decide to rent vs buy a house, which means fewer buyers for existing homes.
Okay, I see what you're saying..and yeah now that I think about it, there are times where if I'm not actively moving around the site, when I do go to place a trade or check status of an order already placed, it will sometimes take 30 seconds to a minute before Ameritrade responds.
My system isn't slow, it's the information coming from the server that is slow. After the java upgrade it seems to take longer to get updated information. Often the servers will not respond which is why their wagon-wheel (hourglass) spins when you are trying to get the rt-chart for a stock. At it's worse during peak trading moments, you cannot place an order or find out what your balance is, the problem is with TDAMERitrade, not my PC.
Shadow I use the rapid trade option, but 99% of the time I save the order before actually placing it, which I did in this case, but unfortunately afterward I still didn't catch the mistaken price I'd typed in, which luckily the system caught and prevented me from buying.
tdatspectra...Just remembered, I had to keep emptying my java cache for whatever reason. Have you run that test they offer in the pop-up appears when you open any of the trading tools like say, streamer? Because that's how I found my problem.