limit orders

limit orders
A customer sets a limit on price or time of execution of a trade, or both; for example, a "buy limit" order is placed below the market price. A "sell limit" order is placed above the market price. A sell limit is executed only at the limit price or higher (better), while the buy limit is executed at the limit price or lower (better). The CENTER ONLINE Futures Glossary

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  • Limit Order — An order placed with a brokerage to buy or sell a set number of shares at a specified price or better. Limit orders also allow an investor to limit the length of time an order can be outstanding before being canceled. Depending on the direction… …   Investment dictionary

  • limit order — An order in which the customer sets a limit on the price and/or time of execution. Chicago Board of Trade glossary An order to buy a stock at or below a specified price, or to sell a stock at or above a specified price. For instance, you could… …   Financial and business terms

  • Limit order — An order to buy a stock at or below a specified price or to sell a stock at or above a specified price. For instance, you could tell a broker Buy me 100 shares of XYZ Corp at $8 or less or to sell 100 shares of XYZ at $10 or better. The customer… …   Financial and business terms

  • Limit Order Book — A record of unexecuted limit orders maintained by the specialist. The specialist has the responsibility to guarantee that the top priority order is executed before other orders in the book, and before other orders at an equal or worse price held… …   Investment dictionary

  • Limit order book — A record of unexecuted limit orders that is maintained by the specialist. These orders are treated equally with other orders in terms of priority of execution. The New York Times Financial Glossary …   Financial and business terms

  • limit order book — A record of unexecuted limit orders maintained by the specialist. These orders are treated equally with other orders in terms of priority of execution. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary …   Financial and business terms

  • Limit Order Information System - LOIS — An electronic system used by specialists in the stock market. A limit order information system lists price and size quotes for exchange listed securities. The data produced by this system is used by subscribers and specialists to locate the most… …   Investment dictionary

  • limit# — limit n Limit, bound, confine, end, term are comparable when they mean an actual or imaginary line beyond which a thing does not or cannot extend. Limit is the most inclusive of these terms because it carries no necessary implication of number,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Limit-preserving function (order theory) — In the mathematical area of order theory, one often speaks about functions that preserve certain limits, i.e. certain suprema or infima. Roughly speaking, these functions map the supremum/infimum of a set to the supremum/infimum of the image of… …   Wikipedia

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