thanks for sharing your experience. Meanwhile I also have some more experience with US stocks and I’ve found out that my long execution times seem to be related to the liquidity of a symbol. With highly liquid symbols like Apple , I have very small execution times. With others like NEM (Newmont Mining) I can wait for 2 min. and the trade can even be rejected. I admit that this was a rather small trade worth only 800 $ , but It seems very strange to me that there is no seller for 2 long min. . FCX ( Freeport ) has similar problems with 30 sec. of execution time and not as bad as NEM. In general NEM has trading volume of about 4.000.000 $ in the first 5 min. So I wonder why a 800 $ trade can’t be executed within 2 min. or even within seconds.
I can see that such trades are hanging there with a message like “request adding” until the trade is opened or rejected. This is happening also with manual trades. So I don’t believe that this is about my EA. Maybe it also has to do with the fact that I’m trading close to the opening time of NYSE as I’ve reported here another problem related to US Stocks. I’ve still no idea why this could be though.
The hint with the EA message is good, this is the way I’ve found out what has happened.
It looks like the trade is send to the Broker (Darwinex) and it’s then forwarded to the liquidity provider. But the provider doesn’t provide any liquidity for these symbols.
- my trade is too small for sellers that are available to the liquidity provider
- too few sellers at the liquidity provider
- lot size is too small for the liquidity provider, even though minimum requirements for lot size is meet.
My EA configured on multiple charts (4-5), but some of them are inactive for auto trading. However, these inactive EA is still generating messages (like “Auto trading disable”) and they keep generating these messages for 2 minutes once every second, per chart. I don’t know if those pointless retry’s do disturb the execution of the active EA. I’ll remove them and see what happens, but as I mentioned above I don’t believe those long delays have anything to do with the EA. Maybe a very small delay, yes. I’ll find out.