so, has anyone else been frustrated as hell this week with the bullshit that the specialists are pulling?? These pricks have been ignoring my NX orders, itemizing me frequently on orders over 1000 shares and i think i got price improvement maybe 5 times all week it seems like- and i trade @150K shares/ day. It has been especially frustrating when you are trying to hit a bid (which have been very thin this week and last) on an NX order, then the specialist shows down 10 cents and prints it, ignoring your NX order to sell at the bid. It seems that they are very quick on the futures turns to make the market 1x1, print 100 shares at the price to fulfill the obligation, then the fucking of traders begins. When I enter say a 2000 or 3000 share order to exit a position- lets say that i am trying to exit a short- i usually place the order 3-7 cents through the offer and i have had the great fun of having the specialist see my order come in, spread his market to the upper limit of my order, print my block there, then immediately be 5 cents lower on the next print- this is obviously a bigger problem in the slower times. Tuesday and Thursday were great days P/L wise for me- the rest of the week i did ok- @600-700 net/ day- but still, it seems that executions have been more challenging to get recently. Anyone else have the same experiences??