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Old 02-06-2018, 09:34 AM   #261
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I'm seeing very slow response on Fido's website this AM.... and I'm just looking, not trading or anything.
I can't get in at all. I just wanted to peek at the accounts, so no big deal.
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Old 02-06-2018, 09:41 AM   #262
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Just saw this about an outage at Fidelity:

Fidelity suffers temporary outage amid volatile markets
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Old 02-06-2018, 09:41 AM   #263
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I'm seeing very slow response on Fido's website this AM.... and I'm just looking, not trading or anything.


Same. Took three tries to login.
Glad I got my AA down to 60/40 before this test. That 80/20 and then 70/30 I thought I could handle would have had me stressing but I think this is matching my actual risk profile for now.
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Old 02-06-2018, 09:43 AM   #264
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Sounds like some good stress-testing on these systems. Hopefully it prompts some changes/improvements for when there is a REAL mayday.....
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Old 02-06-2018, 09:45 AM   #265
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Like everything else, it seems like a lot of the finance sites have been complacent and haven't had a good traffic test until now.

Besides Fido and VG, I read that the new robo-sites were hit pretty heavily yesterday with both Wealthfront and Betterment crashing.

But hey, the full price sites seemed to do better, and they should for all those fees. Still, they ALL should be ready. They just haven't gotten tested.

(Hint to VG, Fido and the other guys: try Chaos Monkey for your testing.
It has served Netflix well.)
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Old 02-06-2018, 11:06 AM   #266
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I can't get in at all. I just wanted to peek at the accounts, so no big deal.


It actually is a big deal potentially. Not for folks here on the forum, but some less seasoned investors could get spooked.
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Old 02-06-2018, 11:07 AM   #267
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My Ameritrade ThinkOrSwim app has been working pretty much as normal over the last few days.
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Old 02-06-2018, 11:07 AM   #268
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Sounds like some good stress-testing on these systems. Hopefully it prompts some changes/improvements for when there is a REAL mayday.....


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I think I see why you find spectator sports boring.
Back in the 80s, movies were not as risque as they are now. That scene was a pleasant surprise, so I remember it. Don't know what it has to do with me not caring about spectator sports.

Back on topic, I have not tried logging in to Vanguard, but Schwab, Merrill Edge, and Scottrade sites all operate normally. Have not made any trade since that small one yesterday, but interesting to see my account swinging from green to red and back with each screen refresh. The market is going bonkers.
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I don't know whether I should beat myself up more for not being more allocated during this last run-up, or for not being prescient enough to pull out exactly at the moment we were at the mountain top. That's the problem with trying to time it.

So, maybe I won't beat myself up at all, and just congratulate myself on being properly allocated for my level of risk tolerance, which evidently I am, since I am not losing any sleep. Yet.
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Old 02-06-2018, 01:31 PM   #271
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I've had no problem at all logging into Vanguard. Placed some new limit orders, as some of the older ones I placed were filled.
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Today I recovered 60% of the loss yesterday.

I don't think many of us will be setting new personal high for a while. Just seeing your stash not losing a year's worth of expenses each day is refreshing already.
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Sounds like some good stress-testing on these systems. Hopefully it prompts some changes/improvements for when there is a REAL mayday.....
Haha.

I hope you are correct but...there's only so much virtual storage you can buy.

At least "my phone"(I wish I could let the auto correct version come through) isn't ringing.

There is a lot to high volume transaction processing. I'm happy many people logged on to tell the providers their experience. I hope you all did do that? Seriously you should call your service providers and tell them you successfully logged on for no reason.

They appreciate your patronage.
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Pretty exciting, eh? Basically back to even for the year. Bring it!
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Dooh! Shoulda tried to catch the falling knife. What did I do?

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Tomorrow, the knife may fall again. You can still catch it then. Heh heh heh...
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Ah yes, volatility is finally back, hang on boys it's going to be a wild ride from here on out !
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Interesting behind the scenes look at why the volatility was so wild today. And something worse after hours - an ETN shorting the VIX will probably liquidate.
https://www.barrons.com/articles/sho...out-1517882936
Looks like good riddance to several instruments that were making the VIX whacky on Monday. The market should not have been that volatile.

It’s always something! Somehow new-fangled derivatives creep back in and cause big market dislocations. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-g...-idUSKBN1FQ2GL
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It seems I look at this news only during the 6 PM news hour. Probably that's best for me.
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