market order


: an order to buy or sell securities or commodities immediately at the best price obtainable in the market

Examples of market order in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In total, 284 market orders were executed at least in part, with a market value of $1.4 billion. Dylan Sloan, Fortune, 22 May 2024 Some ways to sell a concentrated holding include: limit orders and stop orders and dollar-cost averaging out of the stock at pre-determined intervals using market orders. Kristin McKenna, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 Different ways to trade There are more ways to sell stock than just placing one big market order. Kristin McKenna, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 In their groundbreaking research, the team sought the forex brokers with the quickest execution speeds for limit and market orders. Jon Stojan, USA TODAY, 6 July 2023 Meanwhile, Fusion Markets made a notable splash in the market orders arena, leading the field with a swift 70 milliseconds. Jon Stojan, USA TODAY, 6 July 2023 Market depth was measured as the market’s ability to sustain relatively large market orders without impacting the asset price. WSJ, 12 June 2023 Earlier this month, Pinduoduo’s community group-purchase business was fined alongside four other operators for excessive subsidies in the second half of 2020, a move that had disrupted market order, according to the State Administration for Market Regulation. Fortune, 18 Mar. 2021 In July 2020, National Review Online, with the support of National Review Institute, launched Capital Matters to explain, celebrate, and improve the market order. Heather Wilhelm, National Review, 19 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of market order was in 1909

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“Market order.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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