I am subscribed to an online advisory service that makes chat room calls for daytrade entry and exits. They've been doing pretty good- not a losing day since startup in the first week of September. Anyway... the chat room host trades all of his room calls using Datek as their broker. 98% of his calls are shorts. Here is how he describes his short entry and exit methods using Datek stop limit orders: Ok, I've tried to adapt this technique to IB with no luck at all- here's what I am doing (use Bid 25.00 and Ask 25.05 as example): Submit 'stop limit' order with 'stop election price' of 24.99 and 'stop limit price' of 25.10 Order goes in and sits with status color of DARK BLUE (order accepted by IB but not elected) Bid drops to 24.99 or less and the status color is now GREEN (order accepted at destination and is WORKING) Status stays WORKING forever... order never fills! I can do regular limit orders and those work fine... go in like lightning. Can anyone explain why this does not work with IB? Thanks!