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TD Advanced Dashboard

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Jul 5, 2008
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TD Advanced Dashboard

Is anyone using this product? I normally just use WebBroker for everything but I though I'd try the dashboard to show a watchlist of quotes as I figured it would be good for Cdn stocks (I use ToS for the US).

I don't know if there is an update speed setting or something for it but the quote data is out of sync with Webbroker and old. I'd rather not wait on hold for TD support to get an answer if someone here knows.

Edit: NUMI is 1.40 on Dashboard, 1.38 in Webbroker as an example
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Dec 8, 2020
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Used TD a while back (5 years + ago):

*Make sure to double check with them (call or visit branch) as technology rapidly evolves in 2020 & onwards

Pros:
- years ago cost is good, no hidden brokerage fees (but make sure to double check at this moment in time - call)
- services more oriented to the individual or working class which is always nice
- their old system was quite easy to use and access
- TD e-series was a hidden gem back then before mainstream ETFs (low fees & no need to manage)
- however I haven't used their recent new dashboard so can't say

Cons:
- Brokerage 'Tracking errors' exists, similar to yahoo finance (15 sec - 1 min), wealthsimple (10min+)
- what's displayed on the screen might not be 'live' data/cost (there's a delay in the data reaching the user)
- some investors uses another tracking app or website (bit of a hassle), but no need to deal with transfer fees
- would not recommend certain etfs of their own TD index funds due to tracking error, it's not due to managers but due to technology
- if volume of users increase on their website (due to covid), their tech infrastructure would need to compensate, either by increasing infrastructure or delay data delivery (these are bulks of data sent in milliseconds)

Brightside:
- as more people use online brokerages & ETF/index funds, any brokerage will have no choice but to innovate or upgrade their tech, signs of it is always a good thing
[OP]
Deal Addict
Jul 5, 2008
1501 posts
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MathSavesHumans wrote: Used TD a while back (5 years + ago):

*Make sure to double check with them (call or visit branch) as technology rapidly evolves in 2020 & onwards

Pros:
- years ago cost is good, no hidden brokerage fees (but make sure to double check at this moment in time - call)
- services more oriented to the individual or working class which is always nice
- their old system was quite easy to use and access
- TD e-series was a hidden gem back then before mainstream ETFs (low fees & no need to manage)
- however I haven't used their recent new dashboard so can't say

Cons:
- Brokerage 'Tracking errors' exists, similar to yahoo finance (15 sec - 1 min), wealthsimple (10min+)
- what's displayed on the screen might not be 'live' data/cost (there's a delay in the data reaching the user)
- some investors uses another tracking app or website (bit of a hassle), but no need to deal with transfer fees
- would not recommend certain etfs of their own TD index funds due to tracking error, it's not due to managers but due to technology
- if volume of users increase on their website (due to covid), their tech infrastructure would need to compensate, either by increasing infrastructure or delay data delivery (these are bulks of data sent in milliseconds)

Brightside:
- as more people use online brokerages & ETF/index funds, any brokerage will have no choice but to innovate or upgrade their tech, signs of it is always a good thing
I've been trading with TD for over 25 years. I was specifically asking about price skew within their trading products.

I don't use their ETFs and the pricing on ETFs isn't a concern. The bulk of my daily trading is done via ToS. Thanks though.
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May 19, 2005
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Markham
I just started using TD Advanced Dashboard and it’s a mess. Needs Java and their quick launch link never works (login blanks out as soon as I click on it); must always launch from website after login. UI is dated and quite busy. Maybe with time I would get used to it. Right now I’m using it to look at long options and LEAPS, otherwise I just stick to the app or TDDI website.

They really need to just make a web app, so I can run it from anywhere.
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Jun 18, 2004
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Richmond Hill
Does the TD Advance Dashboard allow you to see Lv2 data?
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Jul 20, 2003
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TD advanced dashboard is not really that advanced. It is a few minutes delayed i noticed.
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Jun 16, 2016
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I use TD/BNS/CIBC.

TD Advanced Dashboard and BNS Flight Desk are identical (I think TD/BNS license the platform from the same company). Both UI are better than CIBC MarketLn. If you are not an active trader you need to park 500k with TDDI versus 250k with BNS Itrade. TD does not offer free lv2 quote unless you meet minimum trades.

I recently transfered investments from TD to BNS. I personally prefer BNS itrade over TD DI because I find more information/reports available via itrade ( I could be wrong ).

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