shorting at open?

Discussion in 'Order Execution' started by scorinaldi, May 30, 2007.

  1. i am trying to short some NYSE stocks at the open.

    <b>the problem is, i _never_ get filled</b>. i was told by the back office, that short orders at the open have NO priority, so the specialists don't fill them.

    is there a reliable way to short NYSE stocks at the open, and get filled at the opening price?

    for what it's worth, i'm trading on Anvil through Assent.

    thanks in advance!
  2. Not that I know of since there could always be a down tick on the opening print and then no short sales would be filled. Sucks. I wish there was an order management software to replace the failed OPG order with a GTC sell order LMT @ the opening price.
  3. hmmm. what about if a stock is on the Reg SHO pilot list? ( i.e. in that case, i believe the down tick rule doesn't apply to it, right...? )

    I'd be fine limiting my shorting to these stocks....
  4. Big AAPL

    Big AAPL

    How about a link to that Reg SHO pilot list?
  5. Just send in a market order, sell short, opening only. If the stock closed on an uptick, or opens up from previous close, you'll get filled. For sure on SHO stocks.

  6. hi don,

    this is not at all what i have found.

    for example, for the last two days, i have placed a pre-market On Open Short order for SII ( Price set to "Market" ,
    Time in Force set to "Open", Exch set to "NYSE" ). SII is on the Reg SHO Pilot.

    I haven't gotten the fill.... Do you think this is because of something with Assent ( my clearinghouse )?
  7. Big AAPL

    Big AAPL

    Much abliged!
  8. SII is on the "After hours" SHO list, therefore an uptick is needed for opening only orders.

    My friends at Assent have told me something special about shorting with Assent, but I doubt that has anything to do with this particular concern.
  9. Arnie


    Try sending in a limit SS OO order 1 penny higher than prev close. The market order may not be getting qued.
    #10     May 30, 2007