Would someone know why this happens?
Spread is 3, bid / ask spread on chart is 2.
It doesn't happen all the time and it isn't confined to market close sessions. I can find no pattern to its emergence and disappearance.
By retireme at 2009-08-09
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retireme wrote:Spread is 3, bid / ask spread on chart is 2
How do you know, that "spread" is 3?
How long "your" issue is lasting: for seconds or minutes?
Who is your broker?
Suppose to ask them about this matter first.
With MBT for example - they have 2 different feeds
(if they're physically different at all):
one - for MBT navigator,
another - for MT4 (demo).
And they also have real-time screen with spreads
for major pairs on their web-site.
There is a long-time debate about - how accurate
and close to each other (or exactly trhe same) all three are.
I haven't done exact tests and haven't seen your exact issue yet
(which doesn't mean - it's not happenning with MBT),
so I'm assuming these all 3 are consistent with each others.
So, if spread is 3 on MBT navigator, it should be 3 on MT4 as well.
But, speed of spread change and how quickly it is updated on
each of 3 of their visual spread's representation - is a subject
to some investigation: it maybe up to 1-2 seconds difference.
However, their MT4 data feed is not 100-% reliable -
sometimes there are un-explained gaps and peaks,
sometimes it is down - and this is known (at least - for me) thing.
Answer on my questions about this - from MBT help-desk
are always the same: "we are doing testing and technical maintenance of our servers, so don't mind".
I don't mind, and their coming real MT4 platform will be a big concern for me, so I won't trade through it for real money anyway.