Placing Stock Orders

Investors have several options when it comes to placing an order to buy or sell securities. For example, whether you place an order directly with your broker or trade online, you can instruct your broker to buy or sell at a specified price. Or you can place an order that is good for one day only or for an extended period.

Understanding how different types of orders work may make a difference in whether your trade gets executed and at what price. You can learn more about each of the different types of orders listed below by clicking on its name:

Buying Stocks - Limit Orders

Buying Stocks - Stop Orders

Buying Stocks - Stop-Limit Orders

Buying Stocks - Good-til-Canceled Orders

Buying Stocks - How Trades are Executed