one-cancels-the-other order

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One-Cancels-the-Other Order

An order to conduct two transactions such that, if one transaction is done, then the other is cancelled. For example, an investor may wish to buy both stocks and bonds at a certain price. If the price becomes available for bonds first, that part of the order is filled while the order to buy stocks is cancelled. OCO orders may apply to different types of securities or even to different types or orders; for example, one may contain both stop-loss orders and limit orders. OCO orders are useful to investors who have limited funds and perhaps are unsure about the market's direction at a given time. It is also called an either-or order.

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The market is currently at 5500, so you might place one OCO order to buy at 5550 and another to sell at 5450.
For example, if you believed the FTSE was set to rally, you could buy the FTSE at 10 per point on 5500 and place an OCO order to close your trade at 5450 or 5600, whichever was reached first.
Advanced Trade Management (ATM): includes automated stop loss and profit target order submission, automatic self-tightening trailing stops, and OCO orders