# fractional discretion order

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## Fractional discretion order

A type of order that gives the broker discretion to alter the price, up or down, within a specific fractional range in order to guarantee an execution.

## Fractional Discretion Order

An order to a broker to buy or sell a security at a certain price that allows the broker to accept a lower price if the desired price is unavailable. An example of a fractional discretion order is an order to buy 100 shares of Wal-Mart at \$47 per share, with a 50-cent discretion. This means that if \$47 is not available, the broker may buy Wal-Mart at the best available price up to \$47.50.

## fractional discretion order

A customer's order to buy or sell a security, giving the broker limited discretion as to price. For example, an order to sell 200 shares at \$75, 25¢ discretion, informs the broker that the customer would like a price of \$75 per share but will accept a price as low as \$74.75 per share.