Most of you seem like you've been trading the NYSE for sometime, so you know that we get periods like this every couple of weeks, where the specialist seem to be able to get away with anything they want. The last week has been the longest period I'd ever seen, usually 2 days and we're back to normal rules. I actually tried to call SLK and complain, but they told me I needed to write a letter to the NYSE and then they would respond back via a letter. So there's nothing we can do, unless we conduct our own investigation into the rule breaking and present it. By the time we get a response back, the specialist can claim amnesia!!! Plus I can think of a million excuses they can use to cover up (i.e. buyer/seller went to the bathroom, changed their mind,etc...) So, we're stuck under the specialist rules, let's make a killing when the specialist can't control the market as much.