Hi, I have been daytrading the S&P E-mini futures (CME Globex, Ticker Symbol: ES) for a few days. I am newbie amateur trader and I need some advice. I am concerned about a possible flash crash or any uncontrolled sudden movement of the market. I am talking about movements when the price shoots right out of the chart window within one bar. In order to play it safe I don't hold any open positions: - At major market opening times, e.g. New York, London, Tokyo Stock Exchange opening times etc. - At 'Market Moving Indicator' release times, which I look up from an economic calendar. Does anyone have any screenshots of the 2008 flash crash on a 1-5 minute chart by any chance? That would be great! It may be silly, but I don't use protective stops. If the market doesn't move as I expected, I just manually close the position. Maybe this is what I should do, have an emergency stop in place. But even so, even with a stop, what's your estimate, what's the maximum loss in terms of points movement I could encounter in a worst case scenario? Let's say I place my stops 10 points away from my entry! Will my stop even fill at all? Will it fill with a reasonable slippage, e.g a slippage of 0, 1, 10 or 100 points? If you have any advice or comments, please reply. Thanks in advance.