i was wondering how do people trade when they can't be at the terminal. if you create an e.g. buy-limit order in advance, then go to work the next day, you still don't know what the price will be at market-open, which is needed to calculate the number of shares (which is based on the entry price and stop loss price, to maintain a fixed risk value ). are people using special orders to over come this, or what? i guess you can do it on the mobile phone at work, but not if you are sleeping and want to trade US shares.