How do you know that the CME has actually gone down and it is not a problem with your platform? I asked TOS and they said they send a notice, but it is not instantaneous. If I knew the exchange was down, I would hedge the position beyond the stop with options. My game plan is to place a option hedge if the stop does not confirm that it executed for any reason. If this option trade fills, then I assume that the platform is fine and the CME exchange is down. If the CME stop kicks in, then I remove the option hedge. I deem this the best way to minimize the loss, but I am curious if there is a real-time monitor on the web which posts the status of the CME. kind thanks.