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Jerry Medved

TD Ameritrade Streaming news!!!

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   Getting very little on the Ameritrade news feed. Have it set to all news (free) and only seeing headlines once in a blue moon.

    Compared to the thinkorswim feed which gets news regularly. 

    Does this sound  like a problem or am I expecting  the wrong thing.

  

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did you select portfolios to get news on the setup page? MT only gets news on the symbols specified - either explicitly, or specific portfolios or open windows... Or "All Portfolios" if that option is selected.

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 I see. I was afraid of that.

 Any reason you can't retrieve the entire news stream?  I thought that's what the  last listed option was for "all news (free)"

 

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Harry, I do not know what "all news (free)" refers to. Where are you seeing it?

The datafeed does not allow requesting all news.  Have to specify symbols.

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Its the last option on the portfolio list where you select which ports to monitor.   scroll down

 

Actually says All symb (free)

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That is not some option that MT is adding.  You have a portfolio called "All symb (free)" which is why it is showing there. However, if you select that portfolio and if it does have a lot of symbols, MT will get the news on those symbols

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I don't want to do something that will create a lot of unnecessary overhead, but if I created a ports with 1000's of symbols just to get the news  , how does MT get that news?

Would it have to poll each symbol?  That would be costly in terms of data.

ThinkOrSwim  simply scrolls the news as it comes in. It's not very busy, so I don't know why  Ameritrade wouldn't let you do the same thing.

 

 

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With yahoo and Google, MT hS to poll for every symbol, so it is very inefficient. 

TD Ameritrade news is streaming, so MT just sends the symbols and then the server just sends back headlines as they come in, so it is very efficient. 

The way you did it is good as long as you only use that portfolio for TD Ameritrade news, or maybe for scanning. 

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Sounds  good. Thanks

 

You might be amused to know that Ameritrade refuses to display the SYMBOL for the stocks in their news feed on the TOS platform. They were asked to do this simple, obvious fix over a year ago.

How dumb is that?

 

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