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In Relation To The Stock Market , What Does Execution Mean ?

"Execution" is the process of completing an order to buy or sell securities. Once a trade is executed, it is reported on a Confirmation Report. The settlement which is the payment and transfer of ownership, occurs in the U.S. between 1 day for mutual funds and 5 days with stocks after an order is executed.

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