market order

noun

Definition of 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 With its disdain for the law and human institutions, crypto strikes at the heart of the market order. Matt Sekerke, National Review, 1 Oct. 2021 The regulators accused the platforms for disrupting market order with price incentives, as well as using false or misleading price tactics. Zinnia Lee, Forbes, 10 June 2021 In areas where a market monopoly can be spotted, the regulator will step up probes to ensure fair competition and market order, Liang said. Bloomberg.com, 11 Nov. 2020 The mechanism would only apply to market orders, in which traders passively accept whatever closing price is released by NYSE or Nasdaq. Alexander Osipovich, WSJ, 22 Jan. 2020 The thinking is that the first 30 minutes represent emotional buying, driven by greed and fear of the crowd based on good and bad news as well as a lot of buying on market orders and short covering. Washington Post, 14 May 2019 For most long-term investors in a reasonably calm market, a market order is fine. John Waggoner, chicagotribune.com, 14 Oct. 2019 Europe is trying to preserve the existing free-market order, while trying to impose new rules on it, for instance by hitting tech giants with taxes and regulations. The Economist, 22 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of market order

1909, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of market order was in 1909

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6 Oct 2021

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“Market order.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/market%20order. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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