Upstairs order

Upstairs order

Used for listed equity securities. Off-floor order.
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Upstairs Order

An order to a brokerage to buy or sell a security in which the counterparty is the brokerage itself. That is, the brokerage fills the order from its own inventory of the security. Some exchanges prohibit these trades.
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