market order


Definition of market order

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

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Recent Examples on the Web In areas where a market monopoly can be spotted, the regulator will step up probes to ensure fair competition and market order, Liang said., "China Vows Escalation in Clampdown on Fintech’s Dominance," 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, "SEC Decision on 4 p.m. Closing Trades Deals Blow to NYSE, Nasdaq," 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, "Unlike Trade, Markets Are Not Where We Want Them," 14 May 2019 For most long-term investors in a reasonably calm market, a market order is fine. John Waggoner,, "Be smart about how you trade," 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, "Emmanuel Macron, the new Teddy Roosevelt," 22 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of market order

1909, in the meaning defined above

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22 Nov 2020

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“Market order.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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