Trading Order Types & Processes

Many traders rely on orders to execute their strategies. What kind of orders are there and how do they work?

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Long Position vs. Short Position: What's the Difference?
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Market Order vs. Limit Order: What's the Difference?
Buy Limit Order: Definition, Example, Pros and Cons
Stop-Limit Order Definition
Trailing Stop Definition and Uses
Stock Analysis
The Basics of the Bid-Ask Spread
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How After-Hours Trading Affects Stock Prices
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Learn About a Logical Method of Stop Placement
Use Stops to Protect Yourself From Market Loss
Buy Stop Order Definition
Day Order
Woman's Hands Counts on the Calculator
Weighted Average vs. FIFO vs. LIFO: What's the Difference?
Immediate Or Cancel Order (IOC)
Execution Definition
What Is a Basket Trade?
Open Order Definition
Sell to Close Definition & Examples
Good 'Til Canceled (GTC) Definition
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What Do T+1, T+2, and T+3 Mean?
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What Are the Minimum Margin Requirements for an Equities Short Sale Account?
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Stop-Loss vs. Stop-Limit Order: Which Order to Use?
Stop-Loss Order Definition
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Wash-Sale Rule: Stopping Taxpayers From Claiming Artificial Losses
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Understanding Order Execution
What Is Bid and Ask?
Sell to Open Definition
How Step-Out Trading Works
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Buy to Cover
Take-Profit Order - T/P
Time In Force Definition
Iceberg Order Definition
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Market-On-Close (MOC) Order Definition
Stock chart price pattern rebound
All Or None (AON) Definition
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How to Prevent a Limit Order From Not Getting Filled If the Price Gaps
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Direct Access Trading (DAT)
What Is a Market-If-Touched (MIT) Order?
Conditional Order Definition
How Can I Be Paying More Than What a Stock Is Trading for?
Fill Or Kill (FOK) Definition
One-Cancels-the-Other (OCO) Order Definition
How do I place a stop-loss order?
Traders at Trading Desk
What Maker-Taker Fees Mean for You
Bidding Up Securities
Good This Month (GTM) Definition
Cancel Former Order (CFO) Definition
Stop-Loss vs. Stop-Limit Order: What's the Difference?
Financial Figures On a Screen
Shelf Offering Definition
What Is an Order Imbalance?
Buy Limit vs. Sell Stop Order: What’s the Difference?
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Good This Week (GTW) Definition
Contingency Order Definition
Balancing the Accounts
Why limit orders may cost more than market orders
What Does At-the-Market Mean?
Canceled Order Definition
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Limit Order Book
What Is a Not-Held Order?
EDGX Definition
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The Difference Between Bid-Ask Spread and Bid-Ask Bounce
Market-On-Open Order (MOO) Definition
Can a stop-loss order protect a short sale?