I'm using ThinkOrSwim for sim. I'm wondering all these posts I read about orders getting "instantly filled" my orders NEVER get filled... I have to constantly move them up/down kinda feels like I'm over paying, I don't know if that's realistic.
I was wondering if the data for the paper trade machine is real live data just on a 20 minute delay or not. I also have many other questions, such as... TDA is a market maker.. I'm not sure how I feel about this, everything I've been told is to stay away from market makers. I know the commission is high there, but I really like the graphs. I also wonder if everytime I move a stop limit if I get charged another $2, lol...
If you don't have an account with them, paper trading has a delay. Haven't tried it again in a non funded account but there was a weird issue using the Active Trader next to charts were one was 20 min delayed and the other was not, made it pretty hard to use. Plus you placed orders on something that did not show the delay, but the orders got filled with the delay. With a funded account everything is real time and works alright, only fake thing is the instant fills.
Well, it seems that sometimes it won't fill at all if my TIF is set to GTC, I have to manually change it to DAY. I can't buy market at all because the default is GTC. I meant to just say "limit" it is the default when you click in the Active Trader green side. But yeah it takes a while sometimes I'm assuming it's cause it's way to low, I have to move it up and up until it gets filled but when I hit the right price it seems to fill instantly