I am about to purchase my very first CL contract. I usually trade emini dow contracts on a short to intermediate term basis (not a day trader). When buying dow contracts, I set my stop a very far distance from current index numbers. The Dow may drop 150 points in the morning and then reclaim 100 points in the afternoon. With very wide stops, I don't get stopped out during the day while I am not at the computer. If the Dow drops too far for my comfort by the end of the trading day, I maually get out at that time. I think that I want to use the same strategy with the CL contract. However, I don't know where I should put my stop to make sure that I don't get stopped out during a natural wide swing during the day. Or, does the oil market act that way? What is the widest swing that you will normally see in a day? Any comments would be appreciated by me and probably by others as well. Bill R.