DEFINITION of 'Time-Of-Day Order'

An order to buy or sell an asset that is placed at a specific time period during a trading session. A time-of-day order enters the market at a predetermined minute and remains good until canceled, unless otherwise specified.

BREAKING DOWN 'Time-Of-Day Order'

Time-of-day orders allow investors to enter the market at very specific time intervals. An investor looking to place an order immediately following a press conference or news release can use a time-of-day order to be executed the minute following the event. For example, a time-of-day order may be placed to sell 100 shares of Microsoft on July 15, at 1:15pm.

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