I have found that this strategy often is very reliable. Whenever futures indicate a big down open, like yesterday, identify stocks that were paticularly strong the previous day. Often these stocks will gap down with the market open and then quickly resume the previous days trend. At least for long enough to get out of them for a quick profit. Since they were very strong the previous day, there are bound to be alot of shorts trapped from the previous day who will be looking to get out the next morning. 2 stocks that i saw this work well on yesterday was XL and ATH. Both were very strong on thursday. Each of these made excellent trades off the open. Anyone else use this strategy?