Hello. I understand that my questions are so naÃ¯ve, but I want to thank everyone for reading and replying to my post. I want to be a technical trader who trades highly liquid US equities. My open positions may stay hours and I am not going to be a scalper. When I enter a position with limit or stop/limit orders, I do not care the routing as long as I get in the price I specified. While reading the user manual of Sterling Trader Pro, it seemed that I have to specify my destination of the stock that I want to take a position (such an ECN like BATS or ACRA). I have two questions related to this issue: 1. Is it possible for me to enter âsmart routingâ (do not care where my trade will rout as long as I get the price I stated) with Sterling Trader Pro or any other Direct Access Trading platform (Laser?). 2. What are potential risks using âsmart routingâ? Thank you again for reading and reply given my naÃ¯ve this question may be!