Since the elimination of bullets/conversions, the way one covers longs works alot differently. Hypothetical situation-- Long 1000 .50s mkt starts upticking Specialists opens to say 52-60 my offer to cover is in at say 58 Specialist prints size at 57, hence im still long Immediately, mkt starts downticking, and I want to cover my longs. Specialist wont cxl my 58 offer immediately, so any sell order entered is as a short sale. If the mkt is downticking, you cant even cover your longs. Q: An offer above the market will always meet the criteria of a short sale (if above mkt, its gonna take uptick to get there). Why would any trading platform treat that order as anything else than a short sale. I ve had coutless winners turn into scratch/loser with the above type scenario Im using gr8trade, and would like to know how other platforms work in a similar scenario.