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Latency,,,really important?

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There's a good thread about latency and VPS.

https://futures.io/brokers-data-feeds/1061-dealing-latency-zenfire-ninjatrader.html

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Like Matt already mentioned, trading is getting faster and faster and therefore, every daytrader should worry about latency. But for sure, scalpers should worry more about latency than traders who use a 15min chart.

Let me give you an example, how even non-scalpers can benefit from using a virtual trading workstation. Let's say you have an open position in 6E and you are using a trailing stop to secure your profits. When the market is turning against you, you need instant execution to secure your profits. Proximity Hosting dramatically increases your chance to get filled on the price your trailing stop sits at. Even if you just lose just1 pip per trade because of bad execution from home and you're doing 10 trades per day, that sums up to 125$ per day, 2.500$ per month....

Despite the faster execution, you also get the benefits BigMike has mentioned. Never underestimate the value of a trading workstation running smoothly 24/7 without any errors or downtime. It lets you sleep well!

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If latency for you is an issue you should look at ZenFire.

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Even if you just lose just1 pip per trade because of bad execution from home and you're doing 10 trades per day, that sums up to 125$ per day, 2.500$ per month....

I agree that once you quantify it you can really see the difference that latency could make.

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