Last night around midnight I saw the Brexit voted leave so I went to sell my Apple shares. I put a limit at 96.00. It ended yesterday closing at 96.10. Will my limit order be executed? I am confused on how that works
Your order may or may not be executed. The price of stock can open anywhere. Often yesterday's close is a good indication of today's open, but with a big event overnight, the open may be somewhere quite different. You'll have to wait and see like the rest of us. Also, even if it doesn't execute at the open, the price could vary during the day and it might execute later.