Of these two things which would you rather eliminate. The Direct Plus (NX) or the Uptick Rule. Personally I believe the uptick rule is a very archaic device that holds no real use in stock trading these days. However this constant nx'ing and reversing of the smallest trend with 100 lots is overly annoying. If you want instant execution use the ECN's or trade the nasdaq. If you can't hold stock because the book is light don't buy or short in the first place.