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Unsolicited Order


An order that you request but that wasn't recommended by the firm or your broker. That means you came up with the idea on your own—like a boss (or an idiot, depending on how it turns out).

All unsolicited orders are exempt transactions, regardless of the security involved.


You've inherited 10 grand from Crazy Uncle Larry. It's been sitting in your brokerage account for 3 months. You're in bed watching Cramer screaming about something or other on CNBC and decide you like the cut of his scream. You want to buy shares in Booyah.com. So, out of the blue, you call your broker and just place the order. It was "unsolicited." Had it been "solicited," the broker would have called you and whispered in serious tones, the word, "...plastics."