2.Obligations for Placed Orders 

3.Fill or Kill (FOK)

4.Understanding Fill or Kill 

5.Fill or Kill Example


The term” security” refers to a commutable, negotiable fiscal instrument that holds some type of financial value. Security can represent power in a pot in the form of stock, a creditor relationship with a governmental body, a pot represented by retaining that reality’s bond; or rights to power as represented by an option. 

Obligations for Placed Orders 

When a firm posts a top shot or ask and is hit by an order, it must abide by its advertisement. In short, the shot-ask spread is always to the disadvantage of the retail investor anyhow of whether they’re buying or dealing. The price discrimination, or spread, between the shot and ask prices is determined by the overall force and demand for the investment asset, which affects the asset’s trading liquidity.  The primary consideration for an investor considering a stock purchase, in terms of the shot-ask spread, is simply the question of how confident they’re that the stock’s price will advance to a point where it’ll have significantly overcome the handicap to benefit the shot-ask spread present. An existent can place an order with a specialist or request maker in Fill or Kill order. Let’s see about FOK below in detail  

Fill or Kill (FOK)

Fill or kill (FOK) is a tentative type of time-in-force order used in securities trading that instructs a brokerage to execute a sale incontinently and fully or not at each. This type of order is most frequently used by active dealers and is generally for a large volume of stock. The order must be filled in its wholeness or differently cancelled (killed).  A FOK is an all-or-none (AON) and immediate- or- cancel the order (IOC) combined. 

1.A Fill or Kill (FOK) order is an order that’s directed to be executed incontinently at the request or a specified price or cancelled if not filled.

2.A FOK order combines an each- or- none (AON) specification indicating it must be filled with an immediate- or- cancel (IOC) timeframe. 

3.Typical FOK orders last a couple of seconds to minimize dislocation to the stock’s price and partial stuffing’s aren’t allowed. 

Understanding Fill or Kill 

The purpose of a filler or kill (FOK) order is to ensure that an entire position is executed at prevailing prices promptly. Without a filler or kill designation, it might take a prolonged period to complete a large order. Because similar orders are generally placed for large amounts, prolonged prosecution of the order has the implicit of begetting significant changes to a stock’s price and causing request dislocation.  On some exchanges, a FOK should be executed within many seconds of it being shown to the trading community. In this environment, the request or limit order FOK is treated also as an” all or none” order with the exception that it’s incontinently cancelled if not filled. On other exchanges, a FOK is executed by filling the order with the number of shares that the first shot or offer makes available. also, any unfilled balance of shares would be cancelled. In this environment, the FOK is a way for a buyer or dealer to fill what’s possible, and also cancel the rest.  In reality, still, the filler-or-kill type of trade doesn’t do veritably frequently. Other styles of instructing a brokerage on the time frame in which a trade is to be executed include immediate or cancel (IOC) which means to fill all or part of the order incontinently,  also cancel any part that cannot be filled, and good ‘ till cancelled ( GTC), which keeps an order open until it’s suitable to be filled at a specified price. 

Fill or Kill Example

Assume an investor wants to buy 1 million shares of Stock XYZ at $15 per share. However, and no smaller, at $15 (better), If the investor wants to buy 1 million shares fairly incontinently. Assume the order is placed. However, 7,00, 000 shares at the $15 prices, the order would be killed, if a broker has further than a million shares in its force and would only like to vend 700. If the broker is willing to vend 1 million shares but only a price of $15.01, the order would be killed.  On the other hand, if the broker is willing to vend the full 1 million shares at $15, the order would be filled incontinently. If the broker is willing to vend the full 1 million shares at a better price, say $14.99, the order would also be filled.