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 | 4312204 RacerX
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"What to do next?". Classic. Jump??

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:31 | 4312225 outamyeffinway
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I can log in.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:40 | 4312266 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 | 4312290 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 | 4312322 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 | 4312479 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.


You know, fair and all that.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 15:41 | 4312556 hedgeless_horseman
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How do you like your market order?

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:45 | 4312297 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 | 4312458 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 | 4312329 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 | 4312340 BillyTheBlade
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I cannot.  'eff 'em.  They lost a customer.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 17:15 | 4312873 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 | 4312949 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 | 4313017 robertsgt40
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Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:29 | 4312209 ArrestBobRubin
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I'm in just fine, been all day.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:37 | 4312261 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 | 4312211 Fuh Querada
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The on-line equivalent of an empty ATM.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:29 | 4312214 Bastiat
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Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:30 | 4312217 DIgnified
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At this point, you're playing chicken if youre not out.  

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:33 | 4312236 GrinandBearit
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Wed, 01/08/2014 - 15:27 | 4312505 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 | 4313161 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 | 4312223 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 | 4312224 Phat Stax
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Srsly.  WTF?

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:33 | 4312238 maskone909
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i heard scottrade was all fuxx0red up today too

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:49 | 4312317 Dr. Venkman
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yup, down for an hour at the open.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:51 | 4312326 SIOP
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I couldn't get into Scottrade for a while this morning.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:35 | 4312242 Sudden Debt
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Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:35 | 4312247 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 | 4312249 Bagbalm
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Bank run? Not online.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:36 | 4312252 giorgioorwell
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Can't log in either...

Does Tyler use E-trade??

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:47 | 4312306 maskone909
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thats why i use Mega-trader.

fuckin hellicopter bra.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:48 | 4312315 Quinvarius
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I'd respect the man that said Charles River with Oasys for clearing.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:36 | 4312256 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 | 4312262 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 | 4312263 Rising Sun
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this has to be good for business



Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:39 | 4312273 Musashi Miyamoto
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Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:40 | 4312278 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 | 4312284 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 | 4312363 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 | 4312295 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 | 4312307 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 | 4312334 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 | 4312311 RaceToTheBottom
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NSA modifications in progress.  Please stand by.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:53 | 4312344 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 | 4312331 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 | 4312368 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 | 4312353 keninla
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If you like your money I can keep your money.



Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:57 | 4312359 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 | 4312369 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.

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