What is a market order?
A ‘Market Order’ applies to the MT4 Market, cTrader, MT5 & FxPro platforms and dictates that you want to enter the market at the current market price, no matter what that may be. Market Orders are filled at VWAP (Volume Weighted Average Price), meaning that you may receive a price above, below or on the price you saw when you executed the order.
Market Execution is also applied to all ‘Stop’ orders across all of our platforms. (Stop losses, Stop outs & pending stop orders).
Because different LPs will have different prices and available liquidity, the available volume is tiered and large orders may be executed at a non-‘top of the book’ price. Top of the book means the best Bid / Ask prices are streamed in the platform. The Market Depth however is much more complex than this and Market Execution accounts for this. Please refer to our ‘What is VWAP?’ question for further information.