Individual Stocks

Selecting Individual Stocks

What is a “market order”?

When you purchase a stock, you may request your broker or online brokerage interface to enter a market order. A market order is an order to purchase or sell a stock at the best available price. Even if the order is executed immediately, it does not necessarily mean that you will get the last traded price, as prices change every second, and the price you receive may be quite different from the price you originally wanted.


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