market order

An order to buy or sell a futures contract of a given delivery month to be filled at the best possible price and as soon as possible. Chicago Board of Trade glossary
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An order to buy or sell futures or futures options contracts as soon as possible at the best available price. Time is of primary importance. The CENTER ONLINE Futures Glossary
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Used in the context of general equities. order to buy or sell a stated amount of a security at the most advantageous price obtainable after the order is represented in the trading crowd. You cannot specify special restrictions such as all or none order ( AON) or good 'til canceled order ( GTC) on market orders. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary
See: limit order. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary
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An order which is to be immediately executed at the best available price. Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein financial glossary
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An order to buy or sell a financial instrument immediately at the best possible price. Exchange Handbook Glossary
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An order for immediate execution given to a broker to buy or sell at the best obtainable price. LIFFE
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An unpriced order submitted to an order book to deal in a specified number of shares. Unexecuted portions of a market order are added to the order book. London Stock Exchange Glossary
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An order to buy or sell as quickly as possible at the best price available (the prevailing price) when the order reaches the market place. NYSE Euronext Glossary

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   An order that should be executed immediately whatever the current price.

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market order UK US noun [C] STOCK MARKET
an instruction to a broker (= a company that buys or sells shares for investors) to buy or sell particular shares at the best possible price: »

Although placing a market order guarantees your order will go through, the price you pay may not ultimately be the price quoted.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • market order — noun Date: 1909 an order to buy or sell securities or commodities immediately at the best price obtainable in the market …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • market order — /makət ˈɔdə/ (say mahkuht awduh) noun an order to purchase or sell at the current market price …   Australian English dictionary

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