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E-Trade Denying Users Login Access 30 Minutes Ahead Of Fed Minutes

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It appears that E-Trade has some log-in issues with its website, since for the past 15 minutes anyone who tries to log into their account, gets the following error screen.

As of this posting, it is unclear if the access denied this is a bug, a hack, or simply a test of the emergency preparedness system for when everyone tries to log in to sell... and just can't log in.

Whatever the reason, being unable to log into one of the widest used discount brokers 30 minutes ahead of the most important news event of the day is hardly good marketing.

Finally, there is always the possibility that this is merely a grand rehearsal for the release of Obama*Trade.

 


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Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:27 | Link to Comment RacerX
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"What to do next?". Classic. Jump??

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:31 | Link to Comment outamyeffinway
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I can log in.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:40 | Link to Comment Landrew
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Read the story, ON THE DAY OF 30 minutes BEFORE FED ! I can log in now too, but, not for long if you catch the drift!

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:45 | Link to Comment Manthong
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The important thing is to be logged on so that you can beat the exchange co-located quant controlled HFT servers that got the information minutes prior to the time that it was released.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:50 | Link to Comment insanelysane
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I logged in a little bit ago and sold 3 trillion tons of gold.  I really meant 3 ounces but when I went to undo the trade I got a message saying that function isn't allowed for muppets only muppet masters.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 15:20 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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I'm going to have to assume this was what fedgov meant when they said they were ending data lockups.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-01-02/government-set-end-data-lockups...

You know, fair and all that.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 15:41 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman
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How do you like your market order?

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:45 | Link to Comment El Oregonian
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"If you go into a room and you do not know who the 'Mark' is... You are the Mark".

Apparently, Etrade members (and by fiat, everyone else) are the Mark? no?

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 15:19 | Link to Comment Gringo Viejo
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"If you're in a poker game, and after 20 minutes you haven't figured out who the chump is, then you're the chump"

............Warren Buffet

"You can't out think a man who isn't thinkin'"

............Doyle Brunson

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:51 | Link to Comment webbie
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I just tried and I am UNABLE to login...oh well I haven't traded equities in years, now back to FX and Crypto trading...

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:53 | Link to Comment BillyTheBlade
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I cannot.  'eff 'em.  They lost a customer.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 17:15 | Link to Comment rocker
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Scottrade had the same problem this morning.  Although, if you are using their home system that is NOT cloud based.  Your In.

So Much for the new cloud agenda.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 17:32 | Link to Comment fedupwhiteguy
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well at least i made one good decision in 2013. i liquidated everything and moved my duckets out a few weeks ago.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 17:47 | Link to Comment robertsgt40
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"Glitch"?

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:29 | Link to Comment ArrestBobRubin
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I'm in just fine, been all day.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:37 | Link to Comment max2205
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Mine is dead....thanks I was wondering wtf!

We must be going up right?

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:29 | Link to Comment Fuh Querada
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The on-line equivalent of an empty ATM.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:29 | Link to Comment Bastiat
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Yellen:  No more QE, EVER!  BWAHAHAHHAAAAA!

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:30 | Link to Comment DIgnified
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At this point, you're playing chicken if youre not out.  

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:33 | Link to Comment GrinandBearit
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Bingo.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 15:27 | Link to Comment ncdirtdigger
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Are you with the NSA? How did you know I was playing with my chicken?

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 18:24 | Link to Comment DIgnified
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You are assumed to be playing with your chicken until you can prove youre not. 

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:30 | Link to Comment Bennie Noakes
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Be reasonable! How can a brokerage frontrun its clients if it allows them to login before important announcements?

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:31 | Link to Comment Phat Stax
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Srsly.  WTF?

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:33 | Link to Comment maskone909
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i heard scottrade was all fuxx0red up today too

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:49 | Link to Comment Dr. Venkman
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yup, down for an hour at the open.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:51 | Link to Comment SIOP
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I couldn't get into Scottrade for a while this morning.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:35 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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PEOPLE PLEASE!!

LET THE INSIDERS WHO NEED TO BUY AND SELL GO FIRST IN A ORDERLY FASHION!!!

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:35 | Link to Comment NoDebt
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ETrade baby says:  "Oh, you can't log in?  This is my shocked face."

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:35 | Link to Comment Bagbalm
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Bank run? Not online.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:36 | Link to Comment giorgioorwell
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Can't log in either...

Does Tyler use E-trade??

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:47 | Link to Comment maskone909
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thats why i use Mega-trader.

fuckin hellicopter bra.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:48 | Link to Comment Quinvarius
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I'd respect the man that said Charles River with Oasys for clearing.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:36 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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thank god my trading platform is made by europeans....

like they say...

never trust a online american plaform when a login is required... just saying...

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:37 | Link to Comment kchrisc
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"If you like your money, you can keep your money--if you can log in, that is."

 

The banksters'/Corzine creed: "The money in your account is yours, however the account is ours."

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:37 | Link to Comment Rising Sun
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this has to be good for business

 

FAWK!!!!

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:39 | Link to Comment Musashi Miyamoto
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UNTAPER BITCHEZ!

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:40 | Link to Comment derek_vineyard
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smith barney makes money the old fashioned way ...'we steal it'

remember these brokerages?????

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:42 | Link to Comment ArrestBobRubin
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Update, just got knocked off, can't get back in...

Apologies, but we cannot find that page.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:58 | Link to Comment GeezerGeek
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How in the world can they lose a web page? Did the dog eat it? Did they log onto Yahoo Europe recently and get some malware? Was the disk spinning too fast and all the zeros rolled off, leaving only ones?

If they send me all their disks, I'll find the web page for them. 

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:44 | Link to Comment Phat Stax
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My guess this is a hack.  They have been through most "routine" blips before...

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:47 | Link to Comment the not so migh...
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what are the so afraid of? an e-trade baby can bring down all of western finance now

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:52 | Link to Comment insanelysane
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Doubt the baby did it but I've always been suspicious of the dog.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:48 | Link to Comment RaceToTheBottom
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NSA modifications in progress.  Please stand by.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:53 | Link to Comment insanelysane
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Exactly.  NSA lost their tracking ability due to new eTrade updates so the NSA hit it with a denial attack until they figure out a way back in.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:52 | Link to Comment SoilMyselfRotten
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E-Trade Denying Users Login Access 30 Minutes Ahead Of Fed Minutes

 

Must be the really big orders come over the phone!

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 15:00 | Link to Comment GeezerGeek
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Maybe someone wanted to buy some e-gold. Can't have that now, can we? Sell side okay, buy side not allowed.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:55 | Link to Comment keninla
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ObamaTrade

 

If you like your money I can keep your money.

 

 

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:57 | Link to Comment JustObserving
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The other day, Optionshouse was out from 9:30 am to 2:54 pm on a Friday weekly options expiration day.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 15:00 | Link to Comment NoWayJose
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Don't worry - it's just a preview for the great bail-in that will happen in the US.  All brokerage accounts and banks will turn off their on-line access, brick-and-mortar banks will have a 'closed' sign hanging on the door, ATMs will limit you to $100 a day to withdraw, and meanwhile --- The Fed, Wall Street, the big banks, and all of their cronies will be transferring their 'wealth' out of the country.  Once they are done doing that, the government will announce that you will be able to trade you old Federal Reserve Notes for new 'Obama notes' on a 10-to-1 basis.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 15:01 | Link to Comment GeezerGeek
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Those new issues would more properly be called Zero-notes, indicating their true value.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 16:08 | Link to Comment optimator
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Exactly.  Only the "When" is unknown.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 19:57 | Link to Comment TheReplacement
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10 to 1, my, aren't you the optimist.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 15:04 | Link to Comment 22winmag
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As long as the peasants are held at bay, the royalty will play.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 15:15 | Link to Comment Kaiser Sousa
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BUY MORE STAWKS HOES!!!!

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 15:18 | Link to Comment A Nanny Moose
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what a farce

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 15:19 | Link to Comment Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Can't wait to see what Nanex shows unless someone managed to jam them also.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 15:25 | Link to Comment InjectTheVenom
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FYI as of 225 est i was able to log on via my smartphone app ...

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 16:10 | Link to Comment Seize Mars
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You have your money parked in this sham...why?
You're just asking to be Corzined.
Fuck. That.
I'm done with it.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 17:38 | Link to Comment zipit
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Yes, it's a dry run and taste of what's to come. They will not be there when you need them, to buy or sell or do anything.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 18:23 | Link to Comment chump666
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Saxo and Rand baby...

rest my f*cking case

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