sell order

Sell order

An order that may take many different forms by an investor to a broker to sell a particular stock, bond, option, future, mutual fund, or other holding.

Sell Order

An order to a broker to sell a security. A sell order may take any of a number of forms. Depending on the nature of the order, the broker may execute it at the best available price when the order is made, at a set price designated by the client, or according to a more complicated formula. Additionally, the sell order may or may not have an expiration date (though most do). See also: Buy order.

sell order

A brokerage order to sell a specified amount of a security.
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8, 2005, Mizuho Securities mistakenly placed a sell order for 610,000 shares in J-Com Co.
buy order - above the highest high +5 pips<br> - sell order - below the lowest low and -5 pips
They said in a statement: "An erroneous data entry for a trade resulted in a considerable sell order being generated.
amp;nbsp; A trader reportedly entered "billion" instead of "million" in a sell order for Procter & Gamble.
9 dn to 70 3) candle is hanging man today Is it Ok if we enter a sell order and stop at 1.
When the prices of a buy order and a sell order for a stock matched in the file, the trades would be executed automatically, without involving a brokerage firm that is a market-maker in the stock.
said Thursday it placed a mistaken sell order at the Tokyo Stock Exchange earlier in the day by entering the wrong securities code.
David will consider a sell order if he sees volume drop.
Last December, Mizuho Securities mistakenly placed a sell order for 610,000 shares in staffing company J-Com Co.
When a Daiwa trader placed the erroneous order last month, an alert message popped up on the screen of his computer as the sell order put through the computer was more than 1,000 times the minimum trading unit for the stock of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, but the trader ignored it and unlocked the alert.
Since you never go broke taking a profit (especially one this big) Adamo reluctantly gave a sell order on the stock.