Think you mean how long it physically takes to add to the platform rather than how long the stock takes to open up to retail investors, right?
The main factor is that 212 get their data from IB. So if the stock isn’t yet set up on IB, 212 can’t extract it to their own platform. I usually check IB when I post these requests… they aren’t always ready even on the scheduled morning. Sometimes they are ready a day or so in advance. It’s down to IB.
But then you factor in David et al’s already busy day and covering all the conversations they are tagged in. They come to this one, they check IB and the stock isn’t there. They go off and get on with their day and need to remember to double back and check again.
God help us if an emergency comes up that they need to cover.
That’s why David asks, and why I do, continue to tag them again and again until they get it done. It’s just a bit much to expect them to monitor IB as well as deal with all our sh*t I suppose.
Bottom line: big workloads to manage.