Emini Trading Update – Wednesday 18 Apr 2012 (9:11)
Well we didn’t get the break above 1,390 today and ended up with an inside day instead. We’ll get some nice range tomorrow, the question is in which direction? The market will tell us soon enough I suppose – just need to step lively when the setup comes.
Internet connection speed …
Internet Connection Speed (10:18)
Bit of a change in pace here. You might know that (along with other things) I’m obsessed with Internet connection speeds. Well, got back to Sydney and saw I could now (potentially) get 100 MBps! Yes, please. Anyway, some teething problems at first but working well now and I’ve measured a maximum of 82 MBps so far.
But what about the TradeStation charts? Does it make a difference. All is revealed in the video above. (Disclaimer: I know nothing about Internet networks.)
Update on Internet connection speed …
Well the Emini-Watch subscribers are great. I got some fantastic input from traders who know a lot more about Internet networks than I do (not hard). And they made two suggestions:
- Measure the speed to the server delivering the data – not your local server. In my case this is the difference between measuring the speed to a local suburb in Australia versus Texas (where the TradeStation data servers are).
- Measure network latency as well as throughput. They both impact response time.
And what a difference:
- My local server gave results of 60+ MBps throughput and 10 ms latency.
- The Texas servers gave results of 2-4 MBps throughput and 250 ms latency!
Now don’t forget these measurements are being made from Sydney, Australia – hopefully if you’re in the US your stats are way better. But it does explain partly why my Internet connection speed upgrade made so little difference to my chart load times.
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