at best
phrasal under the most favorable circumstances

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • at best — at ˈbest adverb FINANCE if someone buys or sells a security at best, they buy or sell it at the most profitable price available compare limit order * * *    A buy or sell order indicating it should be carried out at the best possible price… …   Financial and business terms

  • At best — Best Best, n. Utmost; highest endeavor or state; most nearly perfect thing, or being, or action; as, to do one s best; to the best of our ability. [1913 Webster] {At best}, in the utmost degree or extent applicable to the case; under the most… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • at best — or[at the best] {adv. phr.} 1. Under the best conditions; as the best possibility. * /A coal miner s job is dirty and dangerous at best./ * /We can t get to New York before ten o clock at best./ Compare: AT MOST. Contrast: AT WORST. 2. In the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • at best — or[at the best] {adv. phr.} 1. Under the best conditions; as the best possibility. * /A coal miner s job is dirty and dangerous at best./ * /We can t get to New York before ten o clock at best./ Compare: AT MOST. Contrast: AT WORST. 2. In the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • At Best — An order to fill a transaction at the most desirable price available, and as quickly as possible. At best transactions can either be applied to equities or currencies where the trader would attempt to get the best possible price or rate… …   Investment dictionary

  • at best — adverb In the most favorable of conditions; at the most. Ant: at worst …   Wiktionary

  • at best order — An order submitted to the order book with a specified size which may execute, either in part or in its entirety, against eligible orders at the price of those orders with any unexecuted portion being rejected from the book. Exchange Handbook… …   Financial and business terms

  • at-best order — An order submitted to the order book with a specified size which may execute, either in part or in its entirety, against eligible orders at the price of those orders with any unexecuted portion being rejected from the book. Exchange Handbook… …   Financial and business terms

  • Discouraging at Best — (2007) is the sixth book and first short story collection by American author John Edward Lawson. Following the day to day life of a working class family, the ramblings of a fictional Nobel Prize winner, and the inner workings of the White House,… …   Wikipedia

  • MBF (must be filled, or at best) — Order type: Must execute in total against all necessary orders of the opposite side. Chicago Mercantile Exchange Glossary …   Financial and business terms

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