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Don't stare yourself blind against monthly costs. It's costs per trade that drains you out.
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Potentially silly point this (of mine) - but surely if there was a better site for trading (and investing) we would be using it? If this is the best there is - then Chartist does have a valid point, as we are paying for a service (with minimal options available) advertised and not getting what you pay for. It can only be in SFMs interest to provide better and better and better service.
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If I may add my 2 cents...
The underlying problem here is that (to my knowledge) the streamer is not OST's or Standard Bank's product, but an independent supplier (http://www.stockcentral.co.za/). So SB themselves are no doubt screaming at the supplier who is seemingly unable to fix the problem (or in turn has their own data supplier with problems). SB in turn are probably unable to replace the system (either through alternate 3rd party or internally), so they are left getting blue in the face dealing with their supplier and red in the face dealing with OST's own clients. I think they should distance themselves from the supplier and leave the relationship to be one directly between the end users and the supplier; being in the middle and representing themselves (SB) as being the "supplier" leaves them with constant egg on the face and provides little value add to the process of interaction between the end user and the person(s) able to resolve the problems. Price Streamer is a reasonable product but with very poor reliability. OST is a good product and mostly reliable, but is tainted by the poor form of PS which seemingly has nothing to do with OST.
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Chartist - Maybe you need a more hardcore tool - http://www.inet.co.za/home/products/index.asp. There is plenty of alternatives, but some come at a cost. You won't know unless you do some research though. Hell, for just a few grand a month you could even go the Reuters\Bloomberg desktop route.
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Hell, why would Chartist do that? It would spoil his day if he couldn't bore us with his whining. And besides, it's quite obvious that his tedious tirades against Simon and SBK are so much more than just his dissatisfaction with the PS. Never mind, Chartist, with a little personality adjustment maybe a big corporate would want to employ you, too. No, make that a big, no, make that a huge, personality adjustment.
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sharenet's graph appears to have come to a sudden halt prior to close today.
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sharenet's graph appears to have come to a sudden halt prior to close today.
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Jezebel...actually I thought I was paying Simon a huge compliment but hell maybe my personality disorder has taken care of the last bit of reality testing I have left....by the way would you make fun of the handicapped? the mentally challenged also have feelings you know....
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Simon, your silence is deafening, or is this all below your dignity?
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The bottom line is that Price streamer is a poor product which we as OST clients rely on, some clients invest hundreds of thousands of rands and make their decision on what this poor platform provides, and even worse than that is that there is no reply or update of if indeed standard bank are trying to reslove this issue, this poor poor comunication does not look good at all
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Sometimes silence makes problems go away - then again, sometimes they blow up in your face
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Come on guys. Surely no one uses Price Streamer to actually make decisions!? Do they??? It appears that PS was a half-hearted attempt to provide an additional gadget. But it's got the feel of an afterthought. Added on willy-nilly. Mebbe it was just a 'me too' feature that wasn't properly investigated - I doubt it should be taken seriously.
Granted, I pay my monthly fee and I stopped using PS about a month after it came out. But I just couldn't be bothered stopping it. I prolly make up for it on quote fees . . .
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Let there be love shared among us, Let there be love in our eyes, May now Your love sweep this nation, Cause us O Lord to arise. Give us a fresh understanding Of brotherly love that is real, Let there be love shared among us, Let there be love.
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Simon has left the country because you bully him too much!
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Let there be love shared among us, Let there be love in our eyes, May now Your love sweep this nation, Cause us O Lord to arise. Give us a fresh understanding Of brotherly love that is real, Let there be love shared among us, Let there be love.
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Did you have a big bowl of hippie for breakfast?
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one more time ..Chorus "Let there be love shared among us, Let there be love in our eyes, May now Your love sweep this nation, Cause us O Lord to arise. Give us a fresh understanding Of brotherly love that is real, Let there be love shared among us, Let there be love."
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Hey Presto, share code BIL is ticking along ok,lol
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preston what the hell are you going on about with your little nusery rhymes, some people are trying to make a point and trying to be heard by standard bank, (if indeed someone is out there to listen). the point is that as std bank clients we are mostly unhappy with the service of price streamer and if they want u to invest more with them, or either increase there client base, then surely something needs to be done to upgrade the quality of their "live prices product". We as clients should stick together so that we could be heard, too many times in this country our voice does not get heard because no one is willing to stick together, to make a point...
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