I'll go first. This isn't a war story per se, but what could have happened does give me chills. I only trade the morning hours of the ZN. Generally speaking I'm done by noon. When I get up in the morning (evening CST), I like to go over the afternoon trades I would have taken. For the most part, the afternoon trades almost always go the way that I would have played them had I been awake. Without a doubt, I can say that had I traded Wednesday afternoon, I would have experienced my largest loss ever. I've been trading between 2 - 6 lots depending on conditions. Looking at the 1 - 3 minute charts of yesterday, mentally projecting my stress, my fumbling in disbelief, I don't know that I could have gotten out prior to a 1 full point run against me. Had I been trading the ZN yesterday, looking at the price levels I would have been selling 121 180. It worked like clock work the entire AM AND most of the afternoon. I'm guessing I probably would have lost four thousand easily. Yes, I know, obviously no business being in just prior to 1415 hrs. Curious to see what others have to say. Also very curious to know how others would rate this in terms of prior experiences, i.e. 9/11 or 1987. From my personal experience, this one is off the charts ... ah... sorry ... but I can't think of anything else like this one. For future readers, a year from now, I leave you with the CBOT settlement for 18 March 2009.