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A good thru date, or GTD, is an order that works until executed or cancelled, or until the end of the trading session on the date specified by the trader. A good thru date is most commonly associated with a stop order or limit order and it specifies that the order will be valid until the expiration date unless the order is amended, executed, or cancelled beforehand. A good thru date is helpful to traders who are especially active as it creates a definitive timeline for them and keeps them from prematurely executing trades.