How To to Place a Stop-Loss Order

What is a stop-loss order?

A stop-loss order is simply the price that you will exit out of your investment if it goes against you.

As the markets can be unpredictable a stop-loss order is a key part of a sound investment strategy. It helps you to minimize losses, protecting your investing funds.

The idea is to keep your losses small and your wins big! To learn more you can read The Lost Art of the Stop Order.

You place the stop-loss order directly into your online share trading account by following these steps:

  1. Select the stock
  2. Choose “sell”
  3. Enter the size of your order i.e. 100 shares
  4. Select the order type “stop”
  5. Enter in the price you wish to exit the market
  6. Make sure to select “good to cancelled” (GTC)
  7. Double check and submit your order

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General Advice Warning and Disclaimer: The ideas and information contained in this blog post are for general information only. They do not take into consideration your personal circumstances or objectives. Please considering if these ideas are appropriate for your needs before taking any action. We suggest you seek advice from a financial professional if necessary.

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Sam Eder is the founder of the market beating SpoonFed Investor stock investing service. He is also the author of several books and courses.