Stop Loss Order

May 9, 2024

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A stop loss order is a type of order placed with a broker to buy or sell once the stock reaches a certain price, known as the stop price. When the stop price is reached, the stop order becomes a market order. This type of order is designed to limit an investor’s loss on a position in a security. It is particularly useful during volatile market conditions to help manage potential losses without the need to monitor positions continuously.

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