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On-Floor Orders

Last updated 4th Oct 2022


The term on-floor refers to an order that is placed by a member of an exchange to trade securities in their account. On-floor orders typically refer to the trading of equities.


When a member of an exchange places an order to trade stocks in their account, the transaction is referred to as an on-floor order. More commonly, these transactions are placed through brokers, and are referred to as off-floor orders.

Floor traders have a business relationship with member firms, which pay substantial fees for the right to trade on the exchange floor. However, exchange rules require the execution of off-floor transactions before on-floor orders.

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