What Is Market order?

A market order is a trade where a trader order is instantly fulfilled whatever is the availability liquidity and price at the markets.


  • Market orders remove liquidity (also known as a market taker)

  • Market buys move price up, market sells move price ddown

The opposite of a market order is often a limit order. On AMMs the opposite is liquidity provider position.

On AMM decentralised exchanges every swap is a similar to a market order.

Market orders, as a market taker, typically have higher fees than market makers (provides liquidity), as liquidity is the key selling point for any exchange.

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