Introduction to Order Types

Live FX Signals on Order Types; Orders are critical tools for any type of trader and should always be considered when executing against a trading strategy. Orders can be used to enter into a trade as well as, help protect profits and limit downside risk.
Understanding the differences between the order types available can help you determine which orders best suit your needs and are best suited to help you to reach your trading goals.

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A market order is the most basic order type and is executed at the best available price at the time the order is received.

Limit Orders

A limit order (also referred to as a “take profit” order) is an order to buy or sell at a specified price or better. A sell limit order is filled at the specified price or higher; buy limit orders are executed at the specified price or lower.

A market order is the most basic order type and is executed at the best available price at the time the order is received.

Introduction to Order Types

Limit orders allow you the flexibility to be very precise in defining the entry or exit point of a trade. Keep in mind that limit orders do not guarantee that you will enter into or exit a position.

Stop Loss Levels

A stop order triggers a market order when a predefined rate is reached. A buy stop order triggers a market order when the offer price is met; a sell stop order triggers a market order when the bid price is met.

Stop orders help to validate the direction of the market before entering into a trade. It’s important to keep in mind, that stop orders are executed at the best available price after the market order is triggered, depending on available liquidity.

Trailing Stop

A trailing stop is a stop order that is set based on a predefined number of pips away from the current market price. A trailing stop will automatically trail your position as the market moves in your favor. Foreign Exchange Forex FX

If the market moves against you by the predefined number of pips, then a market order is triggered and the stop order is executed at the next available rate depending on liquidity. instant orders and pending orders

Contingent Orders

NOTICE: Contingent orders combine several types of orders and are used to execute against a specific trading strategy. Contingent orders require that one of the orders is triggered, before the other order becomes activated.

The most common types on contingent orders are If/Then and If/Then OCO. Instant Orders Vs Pending Orders

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If/Then OCO

An if/then OCO provides that if the first order (the “if” order) is executed, the second order (the “then” order) becomes an active unassociated one-cancels-other (OCO) order;

As with a regular OCO order, the execution of either one of the two “then” orders automatically cancels the other.

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In cases where the “if” single order does not execute, the “then” OCO order will remain dormant and will not be executed when the market reaches the specified rate;

Expirations of Orders

Market orders are day orders as they are executed at the next available price. However, an expiry value of End of Day (EOD) or Good Till Cancel (GTC can be submitted for all other order types.

  • End of Day – an order to buy or sell at a specified price will remain open until the end of the trading day, typically at 5pm / 17:00 New York.
  • Good Til’ Cancelled – an order to buy or sell at a specified price
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Introduction to Order Types