A Market-on-Open (MOO) order combines a market order with the OPG time in force to create an order that is automatically submitted at the market's open and fills at the market price.
Notes for MOO Orders
The Reference Table to the upper right provides a general summary of the order type characteristics. The checked features are applicable in some combination, but do not necessarily work in conjunction with all other checked features. For example, if Options and Stocks, US and Non-US, and Smart and Directed are all checked, it does not follow that all US and Non-US Smart and direct-routed stocks support the order type. It may be the case that only Smart-routed US Stocks, direct-routed Non-US stocks and Smart-routed US Options are supported.
|Options||Non-US Products||Directed||Order Type|
|Warrants||Time in Force|
|View Supported Exchanges|Open Users' Guide|
In this example we wish to purchase a further 1,000 shares in ticker USO using a Market order type but only as the market opens. Type in the ticker symbol and click the BUY button, which will turn the background blue. SELL order types turn the background red by contrast. Change the Quantity to reflect the 1,000 shares to be bought. Select MKT from the Order Type dropdown menu and then choose OPG from the time-in-force menu. This restricts your order to the market opening only. You are now ready to submit your order in advance of the session opening.
You want to buy 100 shares of XYZ and decide that the opening price for this stock has historically proven to be the best price of the day. Create a BUY order, and select MKT in the Type field to specify a market order. In the Time in Force field, select OPG to have the order submitted at the next day's open. The word MARKET appears in the Lmt Price field to show that you are willing to buy at the market price. Submit the order, which will execute as soon as the market opens the next day.
You've transmitted your market-on-open order. The order will be held in the system and submitted when the market opens the next day.
When the market opens the next day, the price of XYZ is 45.28. Your order for 100 shares is filled at that opening price.
|Market Price at the Open||45.28|