Interesting, TradeStation starts sending newsletter “ TradeStation’s Trader Digest & Weekly Newsletter” to customers. The first edition, they tried to explain/emphasize their ‘superior’ Data network.
TradeStations market data lags the market.
With all the users we have researched that have reported this issue, we have found that, in every case, the users computer has been unable to receive the amount of data the user needs at the rate at which the user needs it. The computer deficiency has been caused by any number of factors including computer hardware, configuration, internet/network connections or software that is loaded. As a result, this gives the user the perception that TradeStations data is slow.
Well, I don’t have too many complaints about TradeStation, though I do meet some hiccups once in a while, like frozen chart, hanging platform etc. I always feel amused when reading this kinda self-promoting newsletter. Maybe, they should work harder and build the reputation. Compliment from a real user worths more than 1000 issues of self-promoting newsletters.
Anyway, for day trading futures, TradeStation still provides me a good trading platform and a cost efficient package (competitive commission, lower data fee, free software when you meet trading quota , i.e 10 round turns futures trade). But, do learn some tricks from experienced users (like clearing the software cache frequently).