How do I place a stop-loss order?

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by millie , in category: Trading and Technical Analysis , 10 months ago

How do I place a stop-loss order?

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by aidan.jacobs , 10 months ago

@millie 

To place a stop-loss order, you can follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your trading account with your brokerage firm or open an account if you don't have one.
  2. Choose the stock or investment you want to place a stop-loss order on.
  3. Find the "Trade" or "Order" section of your account.
  4. Select "Sell" or "Sell Order" for the stock you want to place a stop-loss order on.
  5. Look for the option to add a stop-loss or stop order. This might be labeled as "Stop-Loss," "Stop," or "Stop Order."
  6. Enter the stop-loss price at which you want the order to be triggered. This is the price at which you want the stock to be sold to limit your potential losses.
  7. Specify the quantity or number of shares you want to include in your stop-loss order.
  8. Review the details of your stop-loss order, such as the stop-loss price and the number of shares, to ensure they are correct.
  9. Confirm and submit your stop-loss order.
  10. Monitor your stop-loss order and make any necessary adjustments if the stock's price changes or your initial strategy changes.


It is essential to note that brokerage platforms may have slight variations in terms of the order placement process. Therefore, it is advisable to familiarize yourself with your specific broker's user interface or consult their customer support for any clarification.