I have come to the realization that TD Ameritrade is shit for what I want to do. I put in an order to go long a break of premarket highs at the open and what happens? It gets totally ignored. It's fucking annoying as hell!
If you look at this chart full-size you can see a difference between the 1 and 5 minute charts to the left and center, versus the tick chart to the right... You can clearly see that the premarket high was broken at the open as price flew up and then began to form a bull flag, only to breakout to new highs again where I was also trying to go long and it skipped past my order. look at the tick chart, it doesn't even show ANY of that price action, where of course I was trying to trade.... All it shows is that somewhere right at the open I had in and out of about 3000 shares... I should have been screen capturing the damn thing today... If this is any indication of how it will be to actually trade with this broker, it's fucking bullshit.
This is the first time I have seen TD Ameritrade do this to a chart... The guy I am learning from now, Ross Cameron at Warrior Trading, trades at Light Speed. I am going to download their software and try trading a few weeks with that. I am feeling more in line with the patterns, but without the right access to the market, it's for nothing.