I trade listed stocks in New York for a daytrading company and wanted to know other people's opinions on this. Ever since the Limit-NX feature was introduced, it has tightened the ranges on a lot of stocks that I like to trade, making trading that much more difficult in this choppy environment. For reference I trade mostly stocks with daily volumes between 100,000 and 2 million shares, and use a lot of bullets and make much less than when the NX feature was not around. For example, when an index started tanking (before NX), 5000-8000+ share (big) market shorts would appear and the stocks would move 30-40cents or even upwards of a point before the market short would get taken out. Now days, once a big offer appears, it will step down 5-10 cents at a time and at almost EVERY interval some idiot will NX the offer and trigger a couple stops and start taking out the market short. Then it might step again BUT maybe it won't - there is no rhyme or reason. Before NX, the offer would NEVER get touched UNLESS THE SPECIALIST WAS READY TO TAKE THE WHOLE THING OUT! This made tape reading SO SO SO much easier because all you had to do was stop yourself on the uptick and 99% of the time, when the buyers were there to uptick the stock, the whole offer would be lifted at once. Now you're lucky if an offer steps down for 20-30 cents, whereas before NX they would come in for points. It seems that NX has taken control of the stock away from the specialist, which is really horrendous for tape readers. I was wondering if anyone had heard any grumblings like this from others, and whether the NX funtion has a limited lifetime??? I can't imagine the specialists like it either, and it doesn't really help us too much. Don? ANyone? I would love if they got rid of it once and for all... Ace.