Would you all mind looking at my opening trade from Thursday Jan 22nd that I was pissed about the execution and slippage. The email from Scottrade follows... I am wondering if this is normal slippage and if the 18 second gap is abnormal(2nd pic). I had a stop in at 8.71 and I bought the shares back at 8.76 and 8.77 that is why Scottrade adjusted my buy back to 8.75. http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/7284/luvvyzb0.jpg http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/2316/luvexecutionee5.jpg You can see in the first pic that I had major slippage on the Selling short of LUV and then in the 2nd pic you see the terrible execution when I had a stop loss in at 8.71, lol. Questions: 1) Would this happen at IB or other brokers? 2) Do you see the TIME GAP between my first Buy To Cover and the huge Buy To Covers(18 seconds). Anyone think this is abnormal? Response from Scottrade: Dear xxxx, Thank you for your e-mail. When your order triggered, the market center to which your order was directed told our Trading Department that there were 33,300 shares ahead. Under normal conditions this would be a good execution since there were that many shares ahead. Orders can easily take over a minute to fill in these circumstances. Based on a great relationship with our market makers, however, the market center decided to accommodate your order. They changed the price to $8.75 on all shares. This adjustment was made to your account on 1/23/09. Please let us know if we may be of further assistance. Sincerely, National Service Center Team Lead 2-10 PM Scottrade Inc.