I would like to know if this is what I can do using stop-limit orders. I have never used them preferring stop or limit or simply market orders instead, so my knowledge of this kind of order is limited at best. So here is what I would like to do: I would like to place an order that gets executed when the price is above/below a certain value but not more than one tick for ES. Say, I would like to short the market @878.0, but it is is now trading at 875.0. I may not be at my desk when the price is again above 878.0 to place a stop sell order, so I would like to have an order that gets executed when the price reaches 878.0 within one tick. I am not interested in limit orders in this case, just in an order that gets executed when the price is one tick away at most from a certain value. I believe that this is what the stop-limit orders do, but I am not completely sure about it. I am using IB as my broker. Ideally I would like to place orders like that the night before as one of my systems gives me entries the night before. However, when the market opens it may trade below my entry level when my system advises to short it, but may later return to the level I am interested in. I simply would like to have an order that could take care of that no matter what as long as the market gets to my entry level within one tick. I mentioned that system of mine in the thread 'Simplicity Rules!!'. Today is yet another good day for this system. It's up over 15 pts with just one order. It trades only a few times a month, trying to catch bigger moves in the market. I want to make it available to others, but I am too busy with other things now, so please be patient.