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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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Indeed I and my two companions had all we could do to keep our own raft beyond the reach of the giants, but by dint of hard rowing we at last gained the open sea.
The water being unusually smooth, I waded over the outer flat of dead rock as far as the living mounds of coral, on which the swell of the open sea breaks.
When the isolated position of these small islands in the midst of a vast ocean -- their great distance from any land excepting that of coral formation, attested by the value which the inhabitants, who are such bold navigators, attach to a stone of any kind, [7] -- and the slowness of the currents of the open sea, are all considered, the occurrence of pebbles thus transported does appear wonderful.
And when we steamed slowly out of the lagoon, making our way gingerly through the opening in the reef, and then steered for the open sea, a certain melancholy fell upon me.
Here he had no longer that independence and that liberty of gait which he had when in the open seas, and his Nautilus felt itself cramped between the close shores of Africa and Europe.
KARACHI -- Pakistan Navy ship ShamAsheer on Wednesday provided medical assistance to an Iranian fishing vessel in the open sea.
QUETTA: Pakistan Coast Guard saved eleven fishermen from sinking in the open sea in Koh e Batil area of Gwadar on Sunday.
The Indian fishermen were found fishing in the open sea, demarcated as Pakistan territory, and were apprehended by PMSA personnel while patrolling the sea area through ship and speed boats.
According to the local people more than 70 pilgrims, including women and children, were on voyage to a shrine in connection with celebrations when their boat capsized in the open sea.
If Britain must choose between Europe and the open sea she must always choose the open sea.
If Britain must choose between Europe and the open sea, she must always choose the open sea.
Contract notice: Maritime counseling and support for projects in the open sea.