As I read thru some threads in this forum and also other forums, I have noticed some traders were put in manaul due to scalping or picking. And the rep from some retail MM explained in detail what the reasons were. One of the reason was ultra-short term trading (in and out within minutes) which makes their dealing desk hard to offset. Therefore, dealer has to check the entry price and blah blah... My question is... What does "holding the position longer than couple minutes" help Market Maker if they can't offset within minutes? The reason I am asking is the following. When somebody tries to close the postion fast, that means they have profit which means the market price already moved in trader's favor. If market maker cannot offset that profitable position before the price moves, they ends up loosing wether the postion is closed or not unless the trader waits until the market price bounced back to the entry price. Is this could be the reason for some traders who actually didn't scalp to be put in manaul? Simply becasue Market Maker loose money when those traders (who knows exactly when to enter) doesn't give a chance to manage the risk? Does that mean I should pray the price I entered don't move at least couple minutes and then moves in my favor so that i don't have to worry about putting in manual?