So I have a technical question related to the settings Prefer Smart - No default destination that can be found in the configuration settings: Ib custumer support mentioned that this setting should make no difference when US futures are traded and that answer seems to make sense. Is this your feeling as well? Does Smart setting impact in any way futures traded in the US? I also have a question that I would like to ask to those more experienced involved in the futures trading better if in the meat compartment: So I have a system that trade the lean hogs market and that is quite critical to sort it out. It submits a stop order immediately after the market open. I have traded before in TS and long story short I have switched few months ago to IB because the slippage was horrendous. Ib is better but still I am trying to understand if what I get with the current settings is normal or something is wrong. So I'll get an average of 5/6 tick slippage at the entry placed at the open with a couple of contracts. Do You think is something to be expected considering my situation? My server is at 2 ms from the data provider and Ib server. Also the state pre/submitted state I am getting for LH: LH: 08:30:00:092 - Presubmitted 08:30:03:477 - Submitted while For ES is ~300 ms (not at the open) That is 3 sec and half! Is that normal? I was thinking and I have used in the past a delayer of a couple of seconds before submitting the order and getting most of the time the rebound. Problem is that certain days when market abruptly move then I can get dozen ticks of slippage makes the idea of a delayer probably useless. System is profitable with a couple of ticks per side (where exits max get 1 tick or 0) but my average per trade currently stand closer to 3 tick per sides. If someone would like to discuss this matter even privately I am interested. THX!