What does limit mean when buying stock?

Limit orders "limit" the price you pay to buy a stock, or the price you receive for selling one — They allow you to choose the price you want to buy a stock at or sell it for. Unlike a market order that buys or sells a stock at the best available price, a limit order only happens if the price is at or better than a price you set.

What does buy at limit mean?

A buy limit order lets investors buy shares at or below a specified price. That allows them to keep control over how much they pay. Investors give the order to a broker, who will only fill it if the share falls to the set price or below during the time the order is in place.

What does limit order mean in stocks?

A limit order is an order to buy or sell a stock with a restriction on the maximum price to be paid or the minimum price to be received (the “limit price”). If the order is filled, it will only be at the specified limit price or better. However, there is no assurance of execution.