Why its buying at ltp price not current price

unable to buy at current price rather it buys at ltp which is not shown anywhere in order placing window at zerodha .

pls advise


hElLO tRaDeR,

The situation you are facing is technically called "SLIPPAGE".

Current price is the best ASK price that is currently available at the exchange.

LTP is the last price at which a transaction has take place.

On liquid stocks, these figures keeping changing so fast that if you place a market order looking at the current price, by the time the order reaches the exchange the CMP has changed and might get executed at a different price.

To avoid slippage you need to place a LIMIT BUY or SELL Order