I was working on the computer Saturday Evening (CST), fell asleep .... my housekeeper woke me up and told me to take my meds... she usually comes in on Sundays ... I forgot she came in early this week.... I figured that would make this Monday and I needed to get my charts up and realized Zenfire wasn't updating and that really ticked me off.... so I called support at Mirus and got a recording... and that really ticked me off that they weren't taking calls with the market about to open.... so I posted the status here to let everyone know about their slothfulness.... then I received a text from my son reminding me that "Day Light Savings Time" started on Sunday at 2:00 am CST and to tell the housekeeper to set all the clocks ahead one hour.... then I looked at the iPhone he gave me and it said Sunday....
Of all the things I've lost due to old age .... I miss my mind the most ....
I'm just a simple man trading a simple plan.
My daddy always said, "Every day above ground is a good day!"
The following user says Thank You to ThatManFromTexas for this post:
They put a smile on my dial. Good to see you are keen and eager for trading.
Just as well you don't live in NZ as it keeps you alert trying to work all the different time zones for trading relative to the time in NZ. I actually have my trading computer set to USA ET with a little widget time type thing that has the time in London, Tokyo and Auckland right above the computer time.
if you are already with AMP what do not you give a try to their CQG connection. You can ask for trial then open a second with CQG data feedm if you satisfied, that is.
I found CQG connection is the only one that holds at peak times, and I have similar ping time as you do.
The following user says Thank You to dlatbm for this post:
I am with Mirus not AMP. Used to be with AMP when they only had the ZF feed.
I have actually got through both Monday and Tuesday USA time with no disconnections. What I did was remove Market Analyser (which was covering 16 contracts through March to June rollover volume observation).
I will monitor discconections through heavy news for the next few days (with no Market Analyser) and see what happens
The reason I posted #8 message in this thread was that Big Mike does not enjoy us creating new threads which effectively are the same topic.
The original OP topic says 'outage' not 'down' and my post #8 quite clearly said I was trying to explore the reason for my numerous disconnections (I did not say ZF was down). I offered in my post that it could be an ISP issue so I was trying to narrow down the cause by seeking other experiences.
The reality, as I understand it, is that if it was a data provider issue , basically Rithmic and ZF are one in the same from the perspective of this issue. I base this on the fact that when NT were trying to help with this issue they gave me a series of IP addresses that clearly belong to Rithmic (not ZF, even though they provide my connection via Mirus) so that my ISP could test to see if there was some ISP setup issue with these IP addresses.
In any event for all of last week and this week to date I have had no disconnections. The only thing I have changed is to not have NT Market Analyser open. But I still have 7 charts and 7 instruments.
So I have to conclude at this point the issue must be something to do with buffering the data for too many instruments (would have had about 16 instruments in total with MA open as well) over a connection that has around 300ms latency.