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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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.
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A stop-loss order becomes a market order when a security trades at or below the order price.
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.
The lawsuit states that the stop-loss order was invoked after the 2001 terrorist attacks in the climate of an ongoing threat.
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.
The stop-loss order is being implemented across active duty, the Air Force Ready Reserve and the Air National Guard for affected career fields in the ranks of airman through colonel, the Air Force said.
My dumbest investment was buying TTM Technologies without a stop-loss order on it.
As it announced a stop-loss order last spring, the Air Force noted in an official news bulletin that "this action, while essential to meeting the service's worldwide obligations, is inconsistent with the fundamental principles of voluntary service.
The stop-loss order allows the military services to retain individuals on active duty beyond their date their enlistments expire.