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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.
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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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Beyond him is the open sea. Beneath him is the man who has robbed him of Clara.
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. Here we were at the mercy of the winds and waves, which tossed us to and fro all that day and night, but the next morning we found ourselves near an island, upon which we gladly landed.
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.
They were still not safe; for he was such a great beast that in his fall he overset the boat, and they had to swim in the open sea upon a few planks.
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.
BiH and its two entities should be interested in getting out to the open sea. It is of great interest to every man in the RS and FBiH to fight for the open sea but to protect the interest of constructing the PeljeA!ac Bridge,' said A arovic.
They especially want to be furnished with powerful speedboats that can withstand strong currents and waves on the open sea.
But Duterte had downplayed the incident as just a 'little maritime accident,' saying the Filipino boat was not sunk but merely 'sideswiped' - a normal occurrence in the open sea.
The fishermen are advised not to venture in the open sea as the sea will remain extremely rough.
Using a small flotilla of boats, the crews edged the pod closer to the open sea, successfully returning them to their natural habitat.