After some research, i want to day trade focusing as a scalper, it seems to suit my personality the best. Signed up with ThinkOrSwim and their desktop software seems to be good, sure is a heck a lot better than optionsxpress, fidelity or any of those retail brokerage. Anyway i am still at the beginning stage of coming up with a plan and learning the tos interface. Got a couple questions now that i got my feet wet: 1) is there an easier way to place a stop loss order? For example if i buy 100 shares of intc at $19, i DONT want to manually type in another stop loss order to sell at 18.8, is there a way to place a combo order: A) buy 100 shares limit 19 B) stop loss 100 shares at 18.8 2) I dont know if it's because of paper trading or how direct brokerage behaves, but notice quite a few times there are a few ask at 19.2 and i place a buy to cover limit order at 19.2 But it gets stuck at processing for like 60 sec, then gets filled at 19.1. Obviously 19.1 is better than 19.2, but is TOS trying to get me the best price? why did the order stuck at processing for so long? never happened in optionxpress. ps: up $20 paper money so far did 6 trades.