execute order


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execute order

1. An order issued by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, by the authority and at the direction of the Secretary of Defense, to implement a National Command Authorities decision to initiate military operations.
2. An order to initiate military operations as directed. Also called EXORD.
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"We welcome continuous trading giving investors the ability to respond to regional market movements, and flexibility to execute orders any time during the trading day.
One of the largest concentrations of IM use is on Wall Street, where instant messages are used to distribute research, negotiate prices, and execute orders. In December 2002, regulators fined five Wall Street firms a total of more than $8 million for failing to preserve e-mail communications.
The opportunity for overseas investors to execute orders will help stimulate this demand on the margins, but without a critical mass of investors to provide liquidity, 24-hour trading will remain little more than a curiosity.