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.
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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.
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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.
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- 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."
According to CNBC, there is speculation that an error caused the massive sell-off.&nbsp; A trader reportedly entered "billion" instead of "million" in a sell order for Procter & Gamble.
media, the precipitous fall was partly caused by a trader who placed an erroneous sell order, sparking a chain of sell orders across the board.
On-line brokerage firms, Spear Securities and Quick & Reilly Group have a 24-hour daily buy and sell order. Electronic portfolio management automatically updates the investor's portfolio to reflect every transaction.
The regulator observed that the entities placed buy and sell orders in a synchronised manner within seconds of each other and reversed the trades within a short time with wide variation in prices of the trades.
All buy and sell orders entered during the pre-opening of QAMCO must have a price limit.