Market short orders

Discussion in 'Order Execution' started by HiFreekTrader, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. If I submit a long market order to buy 100-200 shares, I generally expect it to be filled within, say, 10 seconds in 99% cases. This is what usually happens and I think there are even rules about it.

    What about short market orders?
    What maximum execution time should I reasonably expect if i submit a request to short small amount of shares at market price?
    Are there any rules?

    I am inclined to say that probably you should always define a limit on short orders, otherwise you will be filled at any time and any price your broker finds convenient.
  2. bespoke


    umm... 1 millisecond?