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Glossary Term: LIMIT ORDER

Definition(s) for LIMIT ORDER:


1. ) An order to buy or to sell a security at a specific price or better. If the counterparty is willing to hit the order at the limit order price, the order is executed. Compare with market order.

2. ) An order to buy or sell securities at a specified price (the limit). A limit order may also be placed with discretion. In this case, the floor broker executing the order may use his (her) discretion to buy or sell at a set amount beyond the limit if he (she) feels it is necessary to fill the order.

3. ) A trading order placed with a broker to buy or sell stock or options at a specific price.

4. ) An order submitted to the electronic order book with a specified size and price which is either held on the order book or executes, either in part or full, against eligible orders with any remaining unexecuted portion being added to the order book.



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