market order


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 The question is whether this new market order will ebb in the year to come or if investing strategies have been permanently altered. Nicole Goodkind, CNN, 30 Dec. 2022 Liquor shares plummet after a local media report that executive of an unnamed liquor producer will attend a symposium held by Chinese regulator over market order of the sector. Olivia Tam,, 6 Aug. 2021 This new judicial class deemed not only labor legislation but strikes and boycotts a mortal threat to the classical liberal market order, and punished them accordingly. Chris Lehmann, The New Republic, 10 Feb. 2022 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., 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 See More

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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 20 Mar. 2023.

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