Rtharp, thank you again for replying to my last thread. I have a few questions that I would appreciate you answering for me if at all possible. When applying limit orders what is a realalistic setting? what I mean is if the stocks bid/ask prices are 10 x 10 1/4 and I wanted to by this stock, what would a good limit order amount be? one that you think, based on experience, would be filled? 2) What if I already owned this stock, what would a good sell limit price be? The reason I ask these questions is- I read that it is possible to buy a stock at a lower price than the inside ask and sell a stock for more than the inside bid...Is this true???Does this happen on a regular bases or is it a rare occurance? Any input will be appreciated. thanks, john!