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I bought three stocks this morning - aol, athm and yhoo. I did market orders on all three because I knew they were rising and didn't want to miss them.

athm and yhoo orders will filled within two minutes, at quite a bit higher levels than the "estimated amount" (like athm bought at 98 vs 90), but I didn't blame schwab for this.

My aol order took about 15 mins to fill and I was just cringing. It was at something like 136 when I submitted. As I waited, it climbed to about 147. I kept pushing status/change/cancel expecting the worst.

Imagine my surprise when the buy came through at 138!

I figured the delay was due to aol not being on nasdaq, but I don't really know.

The trading site response was not significantly slow this morning. I was very impressed, presuming they were dealing with a lot of traffic. No doubt they are learning and improving as they go, especially during these crunch periods.

Other than that day when the whole thing was down, the schwab site response has been fine.
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