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Stop loss order definition

A stop loss order is a type of trade instruction that includes a provision to automatically exit the trade if it moves against the trader by more than a set amount. Using a stop loss is a fundamental risk management technique that should be used wherever possible. Traders can use stop loss orders when trading stocks, commodities, currencies, and more.

How stop losses work

If a trader buys a stock at $10 expecting the price to rise to $14, they may well place a stop loss at 8$. This means that if their trade rationale fails, they will minimise their losses to the level of the stop loss. Typically traders aim to have their take profit level – the level at which the trade is automatically exited as a success – at two times the difference between the entry price and stop loss. This is a common risk management technique that means the trader need only be correct 50% of the time for the strategy to remain profitable.

 

Setting a stop loss

There are multiple ways a trader might decide to place their stop loss. As well as maintaining a 2X risk / reward ratio, traders might use graphical stops, where they observe likely support and resistance levels using technical analysis, and use these to place stops. The main requirement is for a stop loss that will exit the trade should an opposite trend to the one you expect take hold. Each of the various methods to choose a level has its advantages and drawbacks, and much of the skill of trading is knowing when and how to place them.

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