PRELIMINARY LQDFX SPREAD TEST RESULT
courtesy of Cryptosurf we have a couple of 10 minute period
scans of Bid/Ask spreads and some latency info.
This is an MT4 ECN account at LQDFX.
From Amsterdam, latencies are 160-180 ms according to
MT4 Journal ping latencies. From U.S. MDT Idaho location
also seeing roughly the same range. This indicates that
their servers are located in New York most likely, and that
colocation in that area is likely the best for LQDFX.
Spreads, with 2 samples indicate that apparently, for some
of the symbols, they may be blocking the minimum spread
to 1.0 … you be the judge.
In general, the spreads are acceptable for scalp type trading.
No Order latency tests have yet been done.
[EDIT] here is preliminary latency for placement of pending
and cancellations, and for a couple of 0.01 LOT Market
fills and closures. A bit slow on the Market Order operations (msecs)…
[EDIT2] sorry, those were for the EUR/USD Currency Pair…
[20190417-18:45:00.151(GMT)] OrderOp Buy Limit elapsed: 152
[20190417-18:45:03.161(GMT)] OrderOp Cancel Order elapsed: 170
[20190417-18:45:16.931(GMT)] OrderOp Sell Limit elapsed: 187
[20190417-18:45:20.711(GMT)] OrderOp Cancel Order elapsed: 118
[20190417-18:45:48.011(GMT)] OrderOp Sell Limit elapsed: 314
[20190417-18:45:53.081(GMT)] OrderOp Buy Limit elapsed: 159
[20190417-18:45:55.651(GMT)] OrderOp Cancel Order elapsed: 101
[20190417-18:45:55.681(GMT)] OrderOp Cancel Order elapsed: 132
[20190417-18:47:04.311(GMT)] Buy Market OrderOp elapsed: 2648
[20190417-18:47:11.091(GMT)] OrderOp Close Position elapsed: 2688
[20190417-18:47:19.041(GMT)] Sell Market OrderOp elapsed: 2658
[20190417-18:47:27.041(GMT)] OrderOp Close Position elapsed: 2651
[EDIT3] Here are the transactions and we also see commissions are a bit
higher than some others…
Big Thanks to Cryptosurf for this access !
[EDIT] a half hour into the rollover hour, we see a wide range
of spreads, some tradable and others not. This is fairly normal
behaviour, though, across brokers during the rollover hour.