A market order is an order to buy or sell a specified number of shares (or bonds, etc.) at the best price shortly after the market opens and contingent to trading volume on that particular stock. If the stock requested does not have sufficient volume to execute, then that order will stay pending until filled or canceled.
Articles in this section
- What time is the US market open?
- What is day trading? Am I allowed to day trade?
- What is an “Open Order”?
- What is a “Stop Order”?
- What is a “Stock”?
- What is a “Market Order”?
- What is a “Limit Order”?
- What are “Restricted Funds” that I see in my account?
- How does one decide which stock to buy or sell?