Map of Stapylton on GOLDEN RULE #8: WRITE DOWN THE TIME TO THE NEAREST MINUTE YOU PLACED YOUR TRADE This rule is intended for those who use broker expectation systems. Brokers are human and they make mistakes. I have had trades executed 10 minutes after I placed a market sell! I called my broker and complained, giving him the time I placed it. Not only can you get a better execution price, but you can test the quickness of your broker’s services. If the stock is going down rapidly, you can lose a lot with slow executions. You should have a reasonable idea of how long it takes to execute your trades with each of the different stock exchanges. GOLDEN RULE #9: KNOW THY SOURCE As you begin active trading, never rely solely on the advice of others. Map of Stapylton 2016.