• Vasily Trader

Types of Orders In Trading | Trading Basics 🤝💱

Updated: Jul 26



Hey traders,


In this post, we will discuss types of orders that we use in Forex trading.


➖ Market order.

Trading position is opened at a current price level.


Buying the asset, you will open a trading position at a current ask price.

Selling the asset, you will open a trading position at a current bid price.


Even though market order is the most preferable type of orders among newbie traders, I highly recommend not to use that, especially if you are a day trader.


❗️The main problem is that prices constantly fluctuate and there is a certain delay between order execution and position opening. For these reasons, the position will be opened from a random price level within the range where the market is currently staying, affecting a risk to reward ratio.


➖ Limit order.

Trading position will be opened only from a desired price level.


With buy limit, you will buy the asset from a certain level.

(current price remains above the order)

With buy stop order, you will buy the asset from a certain level.

(current price remains below the order)

With sell limit, you will sell the asset from a certain level.

(current price remains below the order)

With sell stop, you will sell the asset from a certain level.

(current price remains above the order)


That is the order type that I prefer. Limit order helps you to trade from a desirable level, automatically executing the order once it is reached, letting you preliminary set it.


❗️However, remember that there is one big disadvantage of that order type: there is no guarantee that the price will reach the desired price level to activate a trading position. For that reason, occasionally you will miss the trades.


Try these order types on a demo account to learn how they work in practice.


Which order type do you prefer?