Quote from gster210:
During AH Friday....I put in an order thru IB for ten dollars LESS than the current price of a stock I had shorted, that had risen...just to see if it would get hit...if someone really wanted it or mistyped.
So I type in 76.40 and checked it three times....even hit preview on IB...and see 76.40...I am POSITIVE.
So I execute and immediately my order gets hit at 86.40 and 86.65!!!!!!
Im really upset, as an engineer I have been trained to keep an eye on numbers. I would NOT have made this mistake and I know I DIDNT type in what they claim I did.
It doesn't matter if you are an engineer or rocket scientist or whatever, you are human. Humans make mistakes. Also, as an engineer, you should know that a 7 doesn't magically and randomly turn into a 8.
It sucks to have a loss like that, but don't blame it on IB changing your order.