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Is Thinkorswim a good Platform for Futures Trading?

  #201 (permalink)
san francisco, CA / USA
Experience: Beginner
Platform: TOS
Trading: Dow
Posts: 21 since Jan 2019
Thanks: 4 given, 4 received

Architectural Flaw in the platform

Have been using ToS for a while now and currently moving off..

though the i like the integration, support and ease at which you can create / modify indicators... there is a fundamental flaw in the architecture..

they have 2 separate data feeds - one that tells you what the current price is (used in active trader ladder as well as at the top of the chart) and a different feed for the chart itself. The data feed for the current price / active trader ladder is great, but the data for the chart lags - at times by seconds.. so you could see different price at the same point in time for the same instrument on the same screen.. If you are making quick decisions based on chart - which is what we use indicators for.. this does not work..

Have not decided which one to move to.. looking at few options..

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