Knowledgebase
Latency to popular brokers and services from our Trader's VPS
Posted by Barry Bahrami on 09 March 2009 02:22 PM

The following table list the latency between our Trader's VPS and popular brokers by CNS datacenter [read more about low latency]. There is also more information listed in the FAQ below this chart.

Click on the datacenter (i.e. LA, NYC or UK) at the top to order a VPS in that data center.
You can also run your own latency tests from our datacenters through our
Looking Glass

  LA NYC UK
24FX [46.137.123.99]
Regulated by: Cypress Securities Exchange Commission
152ms 93ms 12ms
AAAFx [198.107.197.19]
Regulated by:  HCMC [GR]
66ms 7ms 75ms
AAAFx Demo[198.107.197.219]
Regulated by:  HCMC [GR]
67ms 7ms 75ms
AccentForex [62.212.67.194] 162ms 82ms 8ms
ACM [mt4p.acmtrading.com]
Regulated by:  FNMFA [CH]
155ms 90ms 18ms
ActivTrades [13.94.200.192]
Regulated by:  FSA [UK]
146ms 80ms 7ms
Admiral Markets [185.55.48.145]
Regulated by:  FSA [EE]
140ms 71ms <2ms
ADS Securities [176.124.191.141 ]
NOT RECOMMENDED [READ MORE]
152ms 73ms

<2ms

Advanced Markets FX Live [74.201.176.23]
DEMO is in San Jose, CA 12 ms from SDCA
Regulated by:  NFA [US]
72ms 4ms 79ms
AFX Capital [176.9.25.201]
Regulated by:  CySEC [CY]
161ms 92ms 19ms
Alpari-NZ [178.255.201.31] 141ms 73ms 2ms
Alpari-RU [212.65.93.13]
Regulated by:  KROUFR [RU]
201ms 130ms 59ms
Alpari-US [204.8.240.160]
Regulated by:  NFA [US]
68ms <1ms 76ms
Alpha Capital Markets [85.17.28.129]
Regulated by: FCA [UK]
146ms 85ms ON NET 
Alvexo [149.5.82.70]
Regulated by: CySEC
137ms 69ms 2ms
Amana Capital [162.13.103.96]
Regulated by: FSA [UK]
142ms 76ms 3ms
Argus FX [191.234.39.189] 67ms 7ms 78ms
Assets FX [185.97.161.66] 140ms 74ms <2ms
ATC [8.30.204.57]
Regulated by:  NFA [US]
67ms 1ms 70ms
ATC UK
Regulated by:  FCA [UK]
67ms 1ms 70ms


[54.174.180.148]
Regulated by: Financial Conduct Authority [FRN]

82ms 1ms 83ms
AuraFX [74.201.176.46] 65ms  1ms  69ms 
Ava FX Real [162.13.113.220] 144ms 74ms 3ms
Ava FX Demo [95.138.169.105] 144ms  74ms  3ms 
Axiory
[92.52.99.145]
144ms 70ms 2ms
Axiory Demo
[134.213.9.138]
144ms 76ms 2ms


Regulated by:  ASIC [AU]
68ms ON NET 70ms
Axis ODL [64.151.109.34] 16ms 70ms 150ms
Bank Direct FX [176.124.191.149]
NOT RECOMMENDED [READ MORE]
141ms 74ms <2ms
BelforFX (195.226.199.58) 161ms 92ms 20ms

Benchmark Group [162.255.145.131]
Regulated by:  FSC [BG]

68ms

2ms

76ms
  LA NYC UK
 BNFX
[74.217.165.15]
Regulated by:  NFA [US]
72ms <1ms 73ms
Caesar Trade  69ms 1ms 73ms
Capital One Forex  
  Regulated by:  FSC [NZ]
68ms ON NET 73ms
CapFH Clearing [mt4livemaster2.cfhmarkets.com]
Regulated by:  FSA [UK]
137ms 75ms 1ms
CFH Clearing [mt4livemaster2.cfhmarkets.com] 145ms 76ms <2ms
Citi FX Pro [193.219.31.104]
Regulated by:  NFA [US]
161ms 106ms 21ms
CMS Forex  
  Regulated by:  NFA [US]
68ms ON NET 74ms
www.collective2.com [74.220.20.155] 70ms <1ms 77ms

 Core Liquidity Markets 

[64.9.40.175]
Regulated by:  ASIC [AU]

81ms 6ms 83ms
Cresco Capital Markets ltd [38.65.13.2] 71ms 1ms 85ms
Currenex [64.210.171.58] 75ms 2ms 83ms
Darwinex [liveUK.darwinex.com]
Regulated by: FCA [UK]
NOT RECOMMENDED [READ MORE]
144ms 77ms <2ms
Direct FX Trading Pty 
Regulated by:  ASIC [AU]
144ms ON NET ON NET
Direct FX Trading Pty Demo 
Regulated by:  ASIC [AU]
87ms ON NET 84ms
Divisa Capital
[live.divisafx.com]
Member FSCL dispute resolution [NZ]
NOT RECOMMENDED [READ MORE]
141ms 70ms <2ms
Divisa Capital Demo
[176.124.191.145]
Member FSCL dispute resolution [NZ]
NOT RECOMMENDED [READ MORE]
141ms 74ms <2ms

DCFX Broker [8.36.73.131]
No formal regulation [UAE]  
NOT RECOMMENDED [
READ MORE]

71ms 2ms 70ms

DCFX Broker Demo[162.255.145.140]
No formal regulation [UAE] 
NOT RECOMMENDED [READ MORE]

68ms 2ms 72ms
Dukascopy [94.236.7.229]
Regulated by:  FINMA [CH]
144ms 77ms 3ms
EES FX  [209.151.160.233] 80ms 1ms 81ms
  LA NYC UK
E-Global Demo [78.129.175.175] 143ms 76ms 3ms
E-Global Real [78.129.175.57] 144ms 74ms <2ms
Ethos 
Regulated by: Unknown  [UK]
NOT RECOMMENDED [READ MORE]
71ms 2ms 70ms
ETX Capital  [ 91.220.216.21 ]
Regulated by: FCA [UK]
140ms 69ms 1ms
EXNESS [mt4real1.exness.com]
Member FSCL dispute resolution [NZ]
147ms 79ms 7ms
FastBrokersFX
Regulated by:  NFA [US]
[SEE RESPECTIVE END-BROKER]
FBS [88.85.79.65]
No formal regulation [MY]
148ms 89ms 7ms
FiboGroupDemo [87.118.250.162] 192ms 121ms 62ms
FiboGroupReal [72.167.255.124] 14ms 55ms 142ms
FinFX Europe [83.145.230.249]
No formal regulation [FI]
177ms 140ms 46ms
FinFX [ECN PRO] [FinFX2 & FinFX3]
No formal regulation [FI]
NOT RECOMMENDED [READ MORE]
71ms 2ms 70ms
Fine XO [83.138.135.220] 143ms 86ms 2ms
FirewoodFX[live.firewoodfx.com]
No formal regulation [VC]
NOT RECOMMENDED [READ MORE]
68ms 2ms 73ms
FlexTrade 68ms ON NET 73ms
Forex4You.com SEE E-Global
Forex Broker Inc  [ mt1.leverate.com ] 143ms 73ms 2ms
Forex.com [74.217.53.11]
Regulated by: NFA [US], FSA [UK], ASIC [AU]
70ms 1ms 71ms
FOREX.com UK [65.51.38.54] (server is in USA)
Regulated by: NFA [US], FSA [UK], ASIC [AU]
84ms 3.4ms 154ms
Forex FS LIVE (8.36.73.127)
Regulated by: ASIC [AU]
NOT RECOMMENDED [READ MORE]
68ms 2ms 75ms
Forex FS DEMO (208.43.252.50)
Regulated by: ASIC [AU]
67ms 6.3ms 78ms
Forex Hunt [174.36.142.12] 34ms 72ms 148ms
Forex Ltd. [65.175.79.18]
Regulated by:  FSA [UK]
57ms 28ms 95ms
ForexMeta SEE FXDD

Forex Metal  202.157.171.220
Regulated by:  IFSC [IE]

161ms 225ms 303ms

Forex Metal  trade.forex-metal.com
Regulated by:  IFSC [IE]

7ms 78ms 147ms

Forex Metal  63.219.17.148
Regulated by:  IFSC [IE]

11ms 1ms 128ms

FOREX MMCIS [mt.forex-mmcis.com]
No formal regulation [VC]

158ms 91ms 20ms

 Regulated by:  ASIC [AU]
68ms ON NET 75ms
Fortress Prime FX [mt4live1dc1.fortressprime.com] 68ms 1ms 74ms

Regulated by: ASIC [AU]
68ms ON NET 72ms
FXCast [212.12.60.156]
Regulated by:  FSC [MU]
169ms 100ms 17ms
FXcbs [80.190.167.61]
No formal regulation [UNKNOWN]
157ms 100ms 24ms
FXCC (FX Central Clearing) [108.160.135.66]
Regulated by:  CySEC [CY]
65ms 1ms 60ms
FXcentral [174.123.69.34]
No formal regulation [US]
36ms 75ms 145ms
FXCH [207.228.252.28]
No formal regulation [DM]
74ms 6ms 80ms
FX Choice FxChoice-ClassicLive.srv [46.165.193.65]
162ms 92ms 19ms
FX Clearing [208.116.40.196]
Regulated by:  MRRC [RU]
79ms 6ms 82ms
FXCM [204.8.240.204] 
Regulated by:  NFA [US]
66ms 1ms 70ms
FXCM MENA
Regulated by:  Multiple
68ms ON NET 73ms
FXCM UK [204.8.241.213] (server is in USA) 
Regulated by:  FSA [UK]
61ms <1ms 79ms
FXCompany [80.93.48.134]
No formal regulation [RU]
198ms 113ms 42ms
FXDD [129.250.192.70]
Regulated by:  NFA [US]
70ms 21ms 99ms
FXDD (Malta) [72.5.41.46]
Regulated by:  MFSA [MT]
70ms <1ms 77ms
FXM Trade Demo [216.93.167.142] 16ms 72ms 146ms
FXM Trade Real [216.93.188.93 ] 14ms 72ms 161ms
FXtradeweb [78.129.187.125] 
Regulated by:  NBPR [FI]
141ms 76ms 2ms

FXMars (LIVE) [193.240.130.136]

136ms 77ms 2ms

FXOpen [real2.fxopen.com / ecn.fxopen.com] 
Member FSCL dispute resolution [NZ]

70ms <2ms 80ms
FXOptimax  [198.105.244.65]
NOT RECOMMENDED [READ MORE]
64ms 2ms 71ms
FXPIG [149.5.84.176]
Member FSCL dispute resolution [NZ]
136ms 68ms 1ms
FXPIG ECN [38.76.18.105]
Member FSCL dispute resolution [NZ]
70ms 1ms 79ms
FXPremax [75.98.69.21]
Regulated by: FSA [UK]
71ms 2ms 83ms
FX Primus US-East [mt1-us.fxprimus.com]
Regulated by:  FSC [MU]
68ms 6ms 84ms
FX Primus  Europe [mt1-euro.fxprimus.com] 159ms 84ms 7ms
  LA NYC UK
FXPro [mtdc-r02-10.fxpro.com]
Server moved to Moscow, RU
Regulated by:  CySEC [CY], ASIC [AU]
202ms 76ms 8ms
FX Solutions UK [206.18.161.49] (server is in/near NYC)
Regulated by:  FSA [UK]
72ms 8ms 82ms
FXTM (FOREX Time) [176.97.157.11]
Regulated by:  CySEC [CY]
146ms 75ms 8ms

Gallant FX 
Regulated by:FSC

68ms   ON NET  72ms
Sensus Capital Markets Ltd.   
[185.97.161.51] 
Regulated by:  CYSEC [CY]
146ms 83ms 7ms
GFT [75.124.71.136]
Regulated by:  NFA [US], FSA [JP],ASIC [AU], FSA [UK]
70ms <2ms 71ms
GCI Trading Demo FX [213.229.102.164]
No formal regulation [UNKNOWN]
138ms 68ms 2ms
GCI Trading Live FX [213.229.102.163]
No formal regulation [UNKNOWN]
138ms 68ms 2ms
GDMFX
Regulated by: FSP [NZ]
68ms ON NET 72ms
GKFX [ukdc1.gkfx.com]
Regulated by:  FCA [UK]
142ms 77ms 2ms
Global Clearing Group [207.228.252.28]
Regulated by:  EUEDX [EU]
74ms 6ms 79ms
Global Prime
Regulated by:  ASIC [AU]
68ms ON NET 73ms
Go Markets  
[ts1.mt4.gomarketsaus.com]
Regulated by:  ASIC [AU
68ms 2ms 73ms
Go Markets  UK
[185.64.248.37]
Regulated by:  ASIC [AU]
134ms 71ms ON NET
GotMoneyFX
Regulated by:  ASIC [AU]
SEE InterbankFX
Halifax Investment Svcs [74.217.53.11]
Regulated by:  ASIC [AU]
69ms 1ms 71ms
Hantec Markets [server1.hantecfx.com]
Regulated by:  FSA [UK]
142ms
74ms 2ms
HDForex [94.236.7.229]
Member AFC dispute resolution     
141ms 68ms 2ms
HotForex [88.85.91.13]
Regulated by:  FSC [MU]
147ms 78ms 7ms
HotSpot
Please contact your HotSpot representative to activate your link
68ms ON NET 73ms
HY Markets Demo [hyt4demo.hyinvestment.com]
Regulated by:  FSA [UK]
144ms 231ms 302ms
HY Markets Live [hyt4live2.hyinvestment.com]
Regulated by:  FSA [UK]
144ms 74ms 4ms
I am FX [5.10.76.72]
Regulated by:  FSA [UK]
144ms 76ms 2ms
 
 
Regulated by:  ASIC [AU]
68ms ON NET 72ms
ICM Brokers [67.192.223.211]
No formal regulation [US]
40ms 41ms 122ms
IFC Markets [64.56.66.49]
Regulated by:  FSC [BVI]
<1ms 68ms 141ms
IG Markets  [ mt4b.ig.com ] 145ms 76ms <2ms
IKO FX [210.193.54.196]
No formal regulation [VG]
178ms 236ms 243ms
IKON Group [64.15.237.207]  78ms 2ms 80ms
Infinity Futures SEE Forex.com
InstaForex.com [188.138.48.84]
No formal regulation [UNKNOWN]
157ms 86ms 18ms
  LA NYC UK
Institutional Liquidity (EESFX) [209.151.160.234]
Regulated by:  NFA [US]
78ms 1ms 81ms
 Integral
Please contact your Integral
representative to activate your link
67ms ON NET 71ms
Interactive Brokers [208.192.181.62]
Regulated by:  IIROC [CA], FSA [UK]
93ms 1ms 77ms
Intertrader [88.81.155.75]
Regulated by:  FSA [UK]
144ms 97ms 6ms
InvestAZ  [178.162.218.179]
Regulated by: FSP [NZ] Member FSCL dispute resolution [NZ]
153ms 88ms 15ms
IronFX [87.239.186.104]
Regulated by:  (multiple registrations)
167ms 78ms 7ms
ITradeFX SEE FXCM
Invast
[80.69.3.148]
Regulated by:  ASIC [AU]
155ms 84ms 1ms
InvestorEurope Demo [208.118.225.182]
Regulated by:  FSC [GI]
71ms 6ms 75ms
InvestorEurope Live [208.118.226.194]
Regulated by:  FSC [GI]
101ms 9ms 91ms
JFD Brokers [mt4live.jfdbrokers.com]
Regulated by:  multiple
69ms ON NET 72ms
JustForex  [66.55.143.251] 69ms 1ms 77ms
Key to Markets
Regulated by:  FSPR [NZ]
69ms ON NET 72ms
Latitude FX [74.217.53.11] 67ms 1ms 72ms
LiderFX [185.38.202.55]
Regulated by: FCA [UK]
144ms 69ms 2ms
Lite Forex [174.37.162.196]
Regulated by:  RAFMM [RU]
25ms 79ms 151ms
LMAX Exchange [176.124.191.155]
Regulated by:  FSA [UK]
NOT RECOMMENDED [READ MORE]
141ms 73ms <2ms
LMAX Exchange [91.215.165.0/24]
Regulated by:  FSA [UK]
158ms 86ms 1ms
LMAX Exchange [185.34.167.0/24]
Regulated by:  FSA [UK]
114ms 170ms 240ms
London Capital Group [149.5.77.164]
Regulated by: FCA [UK]
143ms 73ms 2ms
Lucera 69ms ON NET 72ms
Markets.com [83.138.135.217]
Regulated by:  (multiple registrations)
153ms 75ms <2ms
MasterForex [88.85.79.4]
Regulated by:  MRRC [RU]
146ms 88ms 7ms

MaxFX [104.40.182.22]

143ms 89ms 8ms
MAYZUS Investment Company Ltd  [78.140.164.102] 147ms 81ms 9ms
MB Trading [216.52.236.96]
Regulated by:  NFA [US]
16ms 72ms 149ms
Mercer Capital [162.13.110.84] 145ms 76ms <3ms
MF Financial [66.246.48.105] 68ms <1ms 73ms
MigBank Demo [80.237.157.20]
Regulated by:  FINMA [CH]
156ms 90ms 16ms
MigBank MAM [92.42.240.61]
Regulated by:  FINMA [CH]
166ms 97ms 26ms
MigBank Real [94.228.51.16]
Regulated by:  FINMA [CH]
168ms 88ms 19ms
MigBank UK [live.migcapital.co.uk]
Regulated by:  FINMA [CH]
163ms 82ms 7ms
MT. COOK Financial [176.124.191.144 ]
144ms 73ms 8ms
MTG Forex  [94.236.105.112] 143ms 74ms 2ms

[69.46.235.19]
Regulated by: New Zealand FSP (Financial Services Provider)
69ms ON NET 70ms
Nord Markets [216.93.249.69]
Regulated by:  FSA [SE]
81ms 7ms 77ms
 
mt4-trade.oanda.com
Regulated by:  (multiple registrations worldwide) including NFA [US]
68ms ON NET 71ms
OctaFX  [109.233.57.15] 174ms 111ms 31ms
OEC [74.201.3.42]
Regulated by:  (multiple registrations)
173ms 106ms 112ms
One Financial CFD Demo [mt4demo-master.onecfd.co.uk]
Regulated by:  FSA [UK]
152ms 108ms <2ms
One Financial CFD Live [mt4live-master.onecfd.co.uk]
Regulated by:  FSA [UK]
151ms 73ms <2ms
  LA NYC UK
OneTrade [192.81.110.50]
regulated by: Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)UK
68ms <1ms 78ms
oneZero Financial Systems 69ms ON NET ON NET
PaxForex [46.4.113.240] 160ms 92ms 19ms
PrimeBank Forex [75.125.0.67] 33ms 73ms 150ms
Orbex [208.96.52.206] 13ms 70ms 151ms
Sig SEE LITE FOREX
Pepperstone 
Regulated by:  ASIC [AU]
68ms ON NET 72ms
PhillipCapital 
Regulated by:  [NFA]
69ms  ON NET 74ms 
PrimeXM
NOT RECOMMENDED [
READ MORE]
68ms
[mtpro02.primexm.com]
2ms
[mtpro02.primexm.com]

<2ms
[mtpro01.primexm.com]
PriorFX [176.124.191.134] 
Regulated by: CySEC
NOT RECOMMENDED [READ MORE]
144ms 76ms <2ms
ProfiForex [74.201.192.242]
Regulated by:  SIBA [SC]
68ms <1ms 73ms
QueensFX [185.97.161.88]
142ms 73ms <2ms
Questrade [74.217.53.91]
78ms 2ms 70ms
Raiser Capital FX [195.154.187.59] 149ms 150ms 20ms
Real Forex (Israel)  68ms ON NET 72ms
RedMountain FX [75.98.69.21] 66ms 2ms 89ms
Renesource Capital [195.13.170.198] 196ms 122ms 39ms
RoboForex  [176.74.216.213] 173ms 101ms 30ms

Regulated by: ASIC (Australia)
69ms 74ms 2ms
RubixFX
69ms ON NET 72ms
Ruizean Trader
Regulated by: ASIC
68ms ON NET 72ms
RVD Markets [184.173.190.219] 71ms 6ms 77ms
Saxo Bank [176.124.191.158]
NOT RECOMMENDED [READ MORE]
142ms 73ms <2ms
SFX Markets [74.217.165.18] 70ms <1ms 74ms
SmartTrade FX
69ms ON NET 72ms
Solidary Markets FX [108.61.141.242] 69ms <2ms 74ms
Squared Financial  [89.187.126.248] 141ms 77ms <1ms
SpotTrader SEE PFG BEST
Sterling Gent
 [88.208.210.88]
Regulator:  BVI [BM]
180ms 112ms 6ms
Spotware UK Proxy (cAlgo, cTrader) 144ms 75ms <2ms
StrategyBuilderFX [66.148.74.123] 74ms 6ms 80ms
Streamline Forex [75.98.69.21] 94ms 2ms 78ms
Sunbird FX [195.216.252.89] 206ms 143ms 69ms
SVSFX [212.100.239.240]
Regulated by:  FCA [UK]
146ms 77ms 2ms
SwissQuote [176.56.182.89] 149ms 75ms 2ms
Synergy FX  [DEMO - 8.36.73.146]
NOT RECOMMENDED [READ MORE]
68ms 5ms 75ms
Synergy FX  [LIVE - 176.124.191.131]
NOT RECOMMENDED [READ MORE]
142ms 72ms <2ms
Tadawulfx Demo [87.119.205.24] 157ms 90ms 5ms
Tadawulfx Live [87.119.205.66] 156ms 92ms 5ms
Tallinex  [54.77.159.42] 151ms 95ms 12ms
Tarsier FX
[69.9.40.173]
Regulated by:  FSP [NZ]
80ms 1ms 75ms
Think Forex [149.5.72.72] 140ms 82ms <3ms

Tickmill  (formally Armada Markets) [176.124.191.142]
FSA regulated
NOT RECOMMENDED [READ MORE]

141ms  74ms  <2ms
Tickmill  Demo [demo.mt4tickmill.com]
155ms 87ms 22ms
TideLiquidity.com    68ms ON NET 72ms
TradeFort [94.75.254.196] 162ms 88ms 7ms
TradeFair [91.215.165.24] 144ms 76ms <2ms
TraderNOVO [69.9.40.174] 69ms 2ms 74ms
Traders Trust [live.traders-trust.com]
NOT RECOMMENDED [READ MORE]
150ms 73ms <2ms
TradersWay [85.17.136.142] 168ms 81ms 7ms
TradeStation  [63.99.207.135] See Oanda See Oanda See Oanda
TradeView [78.129.187.125] 143ms 75ms 2ms
Trading Point [dc-r02-03.mt4servers.com] 147ms 79ms 3ms
UPFX [dc1.upfx.com] 75ms 10ms 83ms
UWC [78.140.164.102] 147ms 81ms 9ms

Valbury Capital [mtlive02.valbury.co.uk]
Regulated by:FSA
NOT RECOMMENDED [READ MORE]

68ms 2ms 72ms


 
Regulated by: FCA [UK] [NFA]

68ms ON NET 74ms
 
[185.64.248.35]
Regulated by:  ASIC & FSA [AU]
141ms 74ms ON NET


Regulated by: FCA [UK]
142ms 74ms <2ms
ViproMarkets  [live.vipromarkets.com]
Regulated by: CySEC
143ms 69ms <2ms
Viva Forex SEE Advanced Markets FX
Windsor Brokers [87.228.201.240] 141ms 74ms <1ms
Xenfin Capital [ldn.liquidx.xenfin.com]
Regulated by:  FSA [UK]
144ms 72ms <2ms
Xenfin Capital [ny.liquidx.xenfin.com]
Regulated by:  FSA [UK]
68ms 7ms 70ms
XM [dc-r02-03.mt4servers.com]
Regulated by:  [multiple]
147ms 79ms 3ms
X-Trade Brokers [real1a.xtb.com]
Reguleted by: FCA [UK]
177ms 115ms 33ms
youtradeFX [mt4live.youtradefx.com] 162ms 79ms 12ms

LA: Los Angeles data center
NYC:  New York City data center
UK:  London data center
Time measured in milliseconds (1/1000th of a second) to brokers gateway.

: These brokers are participating in our bundling program and offer a free or discounted CNS VPS to their subscribers.  For more information, please reivew this KB article detailing the program.

: These brokers are participating in our bundling program and are very responsive to new sponsorships and subscriber requests.  As such, they have been designated a "CNS Premiere Sponsoring Broker".

ON NET brokers are directly connected to the CNS network.  Latency <1ms.    [top]

Regulatory information has been obtained from the broker's web site or by contacting the broker directly.  This information is believed to be accurate as of the date posted.  CNS assumes no liability for errors or omissions.  If any information is not correct, please contact CNS Support.

This latency chart does not imply an endorsement or recommendation of any broker.  It is only a list of latency results to popular brokers or brokers CNS support has been requested to test by subscribers.  Use your own due diligence before doing business with any broker.  If you have ANY questions then please contact CNS Suport.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q:  How do I use the latency chart?

A:  You should setup your virtual desktop in the data center with the least latency to your broker.   If you are not using the virtual desktop to trade or if your trading strategy is more long term then setup your virtual desktop in the datacenter closer to you for best remote desktop performance.

Q:  I am trading both west and east coast brokers.  Where should I host my desktop?

A:  Consider setting up two desktops, one for west coast and the other for east coast brokers.  You can easily log into both at the same time, and even network them together so you can securely copy files between them.  This will give you the best possible latency to all brokers.  Please refer to our latency chart to determine the best location to host your trading terminal.  Let us know if your broker is not on the list and we will do our best to update it as soon as possible.  If you do not want to setup two desktops then pick the broker most important to you and use the data center on the chart with the lowest latency.

Q:  I already have a virtual desktop.  Can I migrate my desktop to the new data center?

A:  You can migrate your VPS between CNS datacenters at any time. Please open a support ticket.

Q:  What is "ON NET"?

A:  Brokers designated as "ON NET" are directly connected to the CNS network - they are "on the network".  Latency <1ms and connectivity via redundant broker gateways.

Q:  I am running a scalping EA.  What's the difference in performance?

A:  Night & day, especially for popular EA's where everyone is trying to make the same order at the same time.  Figure the average latency to all NYC  brokers is less than 5ms (5/1000th of a second).  It is difficult for another trader to place an order in front of you when you receive the same price quote so much sooner than they do.

Q:  How can I figure out the latency I am getting to my broker right now?

A:  This can be done from inside the VPS (or from your PC if you want to measure latency from your PC).

Click start->run

Type "cmd" in the box and click ok.  This will open a command prompt.

Lookup the broker's IP address in the latency chart.
For example, IBFX is 66.114.118.12.  Type:  ping 66.114.118.12

example:

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>ping 66.114.118.12

Pinging 66.114.118.12 with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 66.114.118.12: bytes=32 time=19ms TTL=238
Reply from 66.114.118.12: bytes=32 time=19ms TTL=238
Reply from 66.114.118.12: bytes=32 time=19ms TTL=238
Reply from 66.114.118.12: bytes=32 time=19ms TTL=238

Ping statistics for 66.114.118.12:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 19ms, Maximum = 19ms, Average = 19ms   <-----This is the line to look at
 

The last line shows the minimum, maximum and average ICMP time to the broker, measured in milliseconds (1/1000th of a second).   Generally, anything under 150ms is considered good so long as the quality of the circuit is also good (no packet loss).  Any number less 20ms is excellent.  Consider this:  5ms latency compared to 100ms means the 5ms trader will receive the same price quote and have an order back ~20X sooner.

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