What Is Execution?

Patrick Curtis

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Patrick Curtis WSO Editorial Board

Expertise: Investment Banking | Private Equity

Execution is the term used for when any trade has been fully completed. If the order is going through a broker, the broker has the ability to determine (but also the legal obligation to obtain) the best possible method of execution for their investor.

If an order is placed but not filled, it has not been executed; the same goes for if the order is only partially filled.

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Patrick Curtis

Patrick Curtis is a member of WSO Editorial Board which helps ensure the accuracy of content across top articles on Wall Street Oasis. He has experience in investment banking at Rothschild and private equity at Tailwind Capital along with an MBA from the Wharton School of Business. He is also the founder and current CEO of Wall Street Oasis. This content was originally created by member WallStreetOasis.com and has evolved with the help of our mentors.