stop-loss order

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Noun1.stop-loss order - an order to a broker to sell (buy) when the price of a security falls (rises) to a designated level
purchase order, order - a commercial document used to request someone to supply something in return for payment and providing specifications and quantities; "IBM received an order for a hundred computers"
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The Fool responds: While some do like to set stop-loss orders to protect against price drops, others avoid them because stocks sometimes just plunge and then recover and go on to reach new highs.
Traders said stop-loss orders were triggered when gold was sitting on the edge of $1,200.
Commentators have already suggested various possible triggers for yesterday's move: an input error by a trader (fat finger); liquidation by a hedge fund; falling prices triggering stop-loss orders placed at $ 115; heavy turnover by computer-driven trading programs; or some complex interaction among all these factors.
Both the dollar and the euro slipped against the yen on the selling by exporters and stop-loss orders placed by overseas investors, who had bought the U.
Another effective tool to minimize your potential downsides is to employ stop-loss orders on every trade you place.
Use of stop-loss orders means a position could be liquidated at potentially very low prices during periods of extreme volatility.
amp;nbsp;To limit downside risk, monitor your account regularly and use stop-loss orders on every open position.
Moreover, chasing trends is never the best decision since high exchange rate volatility makes it very difficult to find a place for your protective stop-loss orders.
This kind of market demands that short-term traders use properly set stop-loss orders," McKinley said.
Congress authorized the use of stop-loss orders after the Vietnam War, but they were never used until just before the Persian Gulf War in 1990.
But Army stop-loss orders (essentially a form of conscription) have "ended that option for many troops.
Faced with an acute shortage of men and women in uniform, the Pentagon issues stop-loss orders to prevent personnel from going back home even after their hitches technically end.