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Scale order

Order to buy (sell) a security that specifies the total amount to be bought (sold) and the amount to be bought (sold) at successively decreasing (increasing) price intervals; often placed in order to average the price.

Scale Order

1. An order to buy a security where the client requests the order be executed at several, different times at successively lower prices. For example, a scale order may be an order to buy on three different occasions when the prices are $11, $10 and $9.

2. An order to sell a security where the client requests the order be executed at several, different times at successively higher prices. For example, a scale order may be an order to sell on three different occasions when the prices are $9, $10 and $11.

scale order

A specialized brokerage order that requests multiple executions at varying prices for the same security; for example, when an investor who wishes to liquidate a security position in a rising market spaces orders to sell specified numbers of shares at half-point price intervals.
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As for automobile business, the endorsement of our engineering and production management capabilities by renowned automaker provides us with a valuable credential to source large scale orders from the automobile market.
Mr Mabbitt said that it was difficult to predict when customer demands would translate into production scale orders.
Bosses say the leap to convert from customer sampling stage to full-blown production scale orders is going well - and the company's global profile is growing.
By 2012 the company was winning large scale orders, transferring staff from its bridge-building site and introducing 24-hour working to meet the demand.
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Over time, Bretz came to believe that the most likely explanation of the channeled scablands' origin was a massive flood: moving water--just like that in thousands of stream beds--but on a scale orders of magnitude greater.
Prepared for utilities, residential and commercial scale orders, Heliene hasn't seen the former yet, noting that the process for FIT takes years for utilities, where businesses and residential properties cycle through much faster.
The woman's physician had issued sliding scale orders for additional insulin administration if her blood sugars rose beyond the 200 mg/dL parameter, but did not address what to do if her blood sugar levels fell below 70 mg/dL.
Bruker Daltonics and Kratos Analytical announced large scale orders recently (see IBO 9/15/0 and 2/15/01), Varian acquired Bear, a mass spec company, and Micromass introduced three new MS systems at this year's Pittcon.
The traditional ship-building countries have assisted some of these entrepreneur shipowner's by providing with long and medium term ship-building credit facilities at concessional interest rates which has induced large scale orders.
The study suggests that the increase in accuracy QSG has achieved for routine equity orders can be extended to non-routine, large scale orders.
While we are concentrating on delivering several larger scale orders in the coming months, we believe business from repeat clients is a strong indicator of the benefits of our product," said Flexpoint CEO Clark Mower.