Market order

Definition:

Used in the context of general equities. Order to buy or sell a stated amount of a security at the most advantageous price obtainable after the order is represented in the trading crowd. You cannot specify special restrictions such as all or none (AON) or good 'til canceled order (GTC) on market orders. See: Limit order.

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Movement or trend in the stock market that causes all stocks in all sectors to move in the same direction.

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