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In general, a stock market order refers to any one of a wide variety of ways to buy or sell a stock traded on a stock market. The most basic stock market order is the market order - an order to immediately buy or sell stock at the current price. A partial list of other, somewhat more complicated stock market order types include the buy limit order, sell limit order, buy stop limit order, and sell stop limit order. Each type of stock market order imposes a specific condition or set of conditions on a buy or sell. For instance, a buy limit order is a stock market order to buy stock at a designated price below the current price. A sell limit order is a stock market order to sell stock at a designated price above the current price. If and when the condition for either type of stock market order is met, the limit orders become market orders.



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