Tracking SLM Entry Delay

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Old May 27, 2011, 6:19am   #33
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Late again today,tried logging out and back in,no difference,at 6.15 says no connection cannot log in,over a minute late,cost me 1.4 pips
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Old May 27, 2011, 6:32am   #34
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Now late at 6.30 by over a minute,over 2 pips worse off on price
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Old May 27, 2011, 6:37am   #35
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Now late at 6.30 by over a minute,over 2 pips worse off on price
Exactly the same on both time frames. I feel a move coming on.
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Old May 27, 2011, 1:32pm   #36
 
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Now late at 6.30 by over a minute,over 2 pips worse off on price
One pc was late and 1.9 pips worse entry (AI V7) , the other was fine and bang on! (AI v4). One pc had log on error @ 6.30 one didn't.

Next week I am going to revert AI v7 pc back to AI v4 to see if it helps. Just a long shot.

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Old May 27, 2011, 3:19pm   #37
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In the second month I and 16 others (that I know of) started getting slow execution of orders. "Typically 68 seconds late", this lasted 8 days before I left them but I believe it is still an ongoing problem. Again at key trading times, this delay was unacceptable. Also inexcusable considering I was using a very reputable VPS just around the corner from SLM! After many calls during the first problem day I was left in no doubt that I was in a 'them and us' relationship with SLM. I have kept a series of emails from Paul at SLM that were frankly rude and at no point entertained the idea that SLM could possibly be at fault. This despite the fact that many of us were using the same EA at the same time with other brokers without difficulty?
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Old May 27, 2011, 6:51pm   #38
 
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AlexM started this thread 27/05 - 21Seconds late on one MT4 2 Seconds on the other ... both on vps

I have tried the AI v4 and v7 with no noticeable improvement.

I was suspicious of the new build of MT4 as it aparently introduced some authentication issues with some other EAs but there have been reports of the same delay from older versions so that seems cleared.

Spin has confirmed that the EA uses SLM server time and not PC time to place the trade so the PC time update should not influence it.

Anyway I'm on holiday out in the sticks at the moment so even if I wanted to the internet is so slow I'm not able to do anything about this lot.

If we can confirm that the delayed entry has a negative effect on returns over time I'll happily pay taxes instead of putting up with this!
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Old May 27, 2011, 7:16pm   #39
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I was talking to a fellow trader at the ETX Seminar on Wednesday night about SLM.

He's also had a few bad experiences with SLM and does some of his trading on Alpari, even if it means taking the tax hit.

He reckons Alpari is streets ahead of SLM in terms of order execution and reliability.

Personally I'm planning to use the tax advantage of spreadbetting to build my pot and then switch to a top flight broker like Dukoscopy.
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Old May 31, 2011, 6:22am   #40
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Minute late again this morning,cannot login message,i pip worse off on entry
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