Say a trader believes that, because of increased volume, the best price he or she will receive is at the market close - the trader might then enter a market-on-close order. But if the trader does not want to face an unpredictable entry price, he or she will enter a limit-on-close order. For example, if the trader entered a buy limit-on-close order for 100 shares of ABC at $52.50 and the shares at the end of the day traded at $50, the order would be executed. If, on the other hand, the price rose to $54 right at the end of the day, the order would not be filled.
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