Learn to Trade Forex

08 - Order Types

Typography

Market Order/Execution

A market order is an order to open a buy or sell position at the best current available price.

Pending Order

A pending order is an order to buy or sell an instrument at a specified future price, only if the market reaches that specific price.

Limit Order

A limit order is triggered when the market moves past your specified entry level, providing the best available price once triggered. A limit order sits below the current market price for a buy limit, and above the current market price for a sell limit.

Stop-Loss

A stop loss is a conditional order set at a fixed price level which is aimed at closing a position after a certain price has been reached. A stop is triggered when the market moves in an unfavourable direction for the trader. It is designed to prevent further losses when a position is losing money.

Trailing Stop

A trailing stop is a type of stop-loss order that moves with the trade as the market price fluctuates. It does not remain at a fixed price and is therefore set in a distance of pips. The trailing stop only activates when the trailing stop level has been reached. It is designed to realize the profit made by the position.

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