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 moves, they explained, appeared to reflect the effects of a combination of program trading, stop-loss order practices and an influx of institutional money into these markets.
Discuss with your husband the necessity for a stop-loss order.
For example, setting a stop-loss order for 10 per cent below the price you paid for a stock will limit your loss to 10pc if the stock plummets.
With large publicly traded stocks, it has been all too easy in the past to simply use a market order or stop-loss order.
A stop-loss order becomes a market order when a security trades at or below the order price.
But those who sold were burned, perhaps because of a stop-loss order triggered by error.
Peirce and Richard bend over backward to portray King as a model soldier and genuine patriot who rebels against the stop-loss order not because of cowardice or politics, but because he feels personally betrayed by a government he's already served far beyond the call of duty.
For instance, if an investor owns (is short) a stock currently worth $100, he could place a stop-loss order with his broker to sell (buy) the stock if it falls (rises) to $90 ($110).
Other victims include soldiers in Iraq who have to dig through landfills for scrap metal to armor their vehicles, and soldiers serving under the Pentagon's stop-loss order, which amounts to little more than a de facto draft of otherwise former military personnel.
Another target for Kerry is the backdoor draft Bush has instituted with his stop-loss order compelling soldiers to stay in Iraq after their term of enlistment has expired.
If you bought a stock at $22 and are worried about it falling too low, you might place a stop-loss order to sell on it at $20.