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Open

Used in the context of general equities. Having either buy or sell interest at the indicated price level and side of a preceding trade. "Open on the buy/sell side" means looking for buyers/sellers (for someone who is a seller/buyer). Antithesis of clean.

Open

1. The time trading begins on an exchange. This is important to matters like a security's opening price or opening bid. See also: Close.

2. An order to buy or sell a security that has not yet been filled. Some orders are only open for a certain amount of time, while some remain open until they are filled. See also: IOC, GTC.
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Michael Bridge opened the batting in an order which included Hinchliffe, Graham Higgins, Richard Crossland, skipper Graeme Hurlbatt, Steve Gummerson and others.
Moeen opened the batting in this year's World Cup, played as a specialist spinner and went in at number eight during the Ashes and made an unbeaten 72 at three in England's narrow Twenty20 victory over Australia on Monday.
Moeen opened the batting in this year's World Cup, played as a specialist spinner and went in at No 8 during the Ashes and made an unbeaten 72 at three in England's narrow Twenty20 victory over Australia on Monday.
Harry Contreas opened the batting for North Yorkshire, hitting 50 from 87 balls, and ended the highest -scoring batsman as no other player went past 12.
Ryder may have been dismissed for just one as he opened the batting, but he made amends by rapping up the Spitfires' innings in just 15.5 overs.
"I have opened the batting for the Netherlands quite a few times.