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Options for the Beginner and Beyond: Unlock the Opportunities and Minimize the Risks by W. Edward Olmstead - Professor of Applied Mathematics McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Northwestern University

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Market Orders with Options

Don’t use them except in extreme circumstances. If you enter a market order to buy or sell an option, you will very frequently be disappointed with the fill. It is usually worth the extra trouble to enter a limit order, monitor the price movement of the option, and then adjust the limit price if necessary to get filled at a fair price.

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