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chris22241
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trading question

Post by chris22241 » Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:36 am

What's the best way to get a trade done at the open price?
For equities you simply place a market order prior to the open.
Is it the same for futures?
Does it depend on the broker you use?
I use MF Global.

Thanks very much for the help

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Post by zacharyoxman » Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:03 am

Depends on what opening you are talking about. With electronic exchanges, most markets are open for a large swath of the day. In most markets, the traditional MOO (Market On Open) order is not accepted anymore.

Which market are you trying to get done at the open?

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Post by Chris67 » Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:20 am

My Comments Echo Zach

Interesting that with modern day electronic markets that people still trade ORB systems ? Surely these carry far less weight now
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Post by Trading Leech » Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:42 am

Chris67 wrote:My Comments Echo Zach

Interesting that with modern day electronic markets that people still trade ORB systems ? Surely these carry far less weight now
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What kind of systems should they be trading? I thought many systems traders still preferred not to trade while markets are open...

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Post by M20J » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:50 pm

Trading Leech wrote:I thought many systems traders still preferred not to trade while markets are open...
For sure, there are times my systems' performance would be improved if I tried to trade only when the markets are closed.

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