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 Sep 6th, 2012, 02:57 PM #2 diaoptions     Join Date: Aug 2011 Posts: 392 RE: How much time does an option trade to fill? That's sort of a tongue twister. This is a well known tongue twister: "How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? " Quote
 Sep 6th, 2012, 03:04 PM #3 nobodye2     Join Date: Sep 2012 Posts: 4 the question was: how much time takes an option trade to fill?...you know what i mean by that! Sorry for my english... Quote
Sep 6th, 2012, 04:02 PM   #4
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 Quote from nobodye2: the question was: how much time takes an option trade to fill?
Faster than it takes you to submit a post to ET. Unless you try and nickel and dime them with a limit order between the bid/ask spread, that can be penny wise pound foolish at times.

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 Sep 6th, 2012, 04:51 PM #5 nobodye2     Join Date: Sep 2012 Posts: 4 Thank you diaoptions. In the case of the simulator i placed a market order. Lets say the bid was 0.92, ask 0.97, i've would get maybe less than 0.92 sellng the 90 options in real life?. If i would had placed a limit order, lets say 0.85, and bid was 0.92 and ask 0.97 for about 15 min. Same question, I could have sold all 90 of my options at 0.92?, i assume it depends on how much people bids at 0.92? . Or market makers would take it?, specially bearing in mind that its not that much money Quote
 Sep 7th, 2012, 09:01 AM #6 noob_trad3r     Join Date: Nov 2008 Posts: 1,741 I have had orders take about 1-2 hours to fill. (Limit orders) Quote