Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Wednesday Update

Thank you IB for the problem with my charts today. No, really, I sincerely mean that.

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Well, my IB charts are not working properly in the sense that they do not update in real-time. So, I have to continuously press refresh in order to see charts of my stock in real-time. This is a real hassle, because if I do not press refresh, then the lack of an update produces a gap in the chart. That makes trading pretty hard, since I have to rely on the tape now.
I suppose in one sense that is a good thing, because now my extra caution will prevent me from over-trading. I will likely be taking it easy today.

What I have found out is that it is the real-time updating of the charts that is eating up the CPU power on my laptop. Because of the current malfunction in the IB chart updating, I have noticed the fan speed on my laptop has decreased down a notch, meaning that it is not as overworked as before when I had many charts updating in real-time.

My real-time charts are working once again, and what do I do? I go and take another look at FSLR, watching it race up to new ATH's without me. I'm such a masochist.....


Anonymous said...


Just found your interesting blog.

I also what you mean by IB charts is interactive broker chart. I also use ib. Is the real time chart the ones that limit you to 3 charts?

Thanks and keep up the good work!

Phileo said...

Hi anonymous,
Thanks for your comments.
Yes, I have an Interactive Brokers account, and the real-time chart updates were not working for a while this morning. There is no limit to the number of real-time charts that I can bring up.