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

Tyler Durden's picture

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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RacerX's picture

"What to do next?". Classic. Jump??

Landrew's picture

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!

Manthong's picture

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.

insanelysane's picture

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.

NotApplicable's picture

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.

hedgeless_horseman's picture



How do you like your market order?

El Oregonian's picture

"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?

Gringo Viejo's picture

"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

webbie's picture

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...

BillyTheBlade's picture

I cannot.  'eff 'em.  They lost a customer.

rocker's picture

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.

fedupwhiteguy's picture

well at least i made one good decision in 2013. i liquidated everything and moved my duckets out a few weeks ago.

ArrestBobRubin's picture

I'm in just fine, been all day.

max2205's picture

Mine is dead....thanks I was wondering wtf!

We must be going up right?

Fuh Querada's picture

The on-line equivalent of an empty ATM.

Bastiat's picture


DIgnified's picture

At this point, you're playing chicken if youre not out.  

ncdirtdigger's picture

Are you with the NSA? How did you know I was playing with my chicken?

DIgnified's picture

You are assumed to be playing with your chicken until you can prove youre not. 

Bennie Noakes's picture

Be reasonable! How can a brokerage frontrun its clients if it allows them to login before important announcements?

maskone909's picture

i heard scottrade was all fuxx0red up today too

Dr. Venkman's picture

yup, down for an hour at the open.

SIOP's picture

I couldn't get into Scottrade for a while this morning.

Sudden Debt's picture



NoDebt's picture

ETrade baby says:  "Oh, you can't log in?  This is my shocked face."

Bagbalm's picture

Bank run? Not online.

giorgioorwell's picture

Can't log in either...

Does Tyler use E-trade??

maskone909's picture

thats why i use Mega-trader.

fuckin hellicopter bra.

Quinvarius's picture

I'd respect the man that said Charles River with Oasys for clearing.

Sudden Debt's picture

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...

kchrisc's picture

"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."

Rising Sun's picture

this has to be good for business



derek_vineyard's picture

smith barney makes money the old fashioned way ...'we steal it'

remember these brokerages?????

ArrestBobRubin's picture

Update, just got knocked off, can't get back in...

Apologies, but we cannot find that page.

GeezerGeek's picture

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. 

Phat Stax's picture

My guess this is a hack.  They have been through most "routine" blips before...

the not so mighty maximiza's picture

what are the so afraid of? an e-trade baby can bring down all of western finance now

insanelysane's picture

Doubt the baby did it but I've always been suspicious of the dog.

RaceToTheBottom's picture

NSA modifications in progress.  Please stand by.

insanelysane's picture

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.

SoilMyselfRotten's picture
E-Trade Denying Users Login Access 30 Minutes Ahead Of Fed Minutes


Must be the really big orders come over the phone!

GeezerGeek's picture

Maybe someone wanted to buy some e-gold. Can't have that now, can we? Sell side okay, buy side not allowed.

keninla's picture



If you like your money I can keep your money.



JustObserving's picture

The other day, Optionshouse was out from 9:30 am to 2:54 pm on a Friday weekly options expiration day.

NoWayJose's picture

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.