stop loss order


an order given by a trader who has bought shares in the share market, or futures in the futures market, requesting that his or her broker sell them should they fall below a certain level, thereby limiting losses or protecting profits.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Stop-Loss-Order — Orderzusätze oder Handelsoptionen sind Bezeichnungen, die eine Wertpapierorder genauer bezeichnen und bestimmte Bedingungen stellen, unter denen diese Order ausgeführt werden soll. Es gibt generell die Unterscheidung zwischen unlimitierten und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • stop-loss order — noun an order to a broker to sell (buy) when the price of a security falls (rises) to a designated level • Syn: ↑stop order • Hypernyms: ↑order, ↑purchase order * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

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  • stop-loss order — An order placed with a broker in a security or commodity market to close an open position at a specified price in order to limit a loss. It may be used in a volatile market, especially by a speculator, if the market looks as if it might move… …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • stop-loss order — See stop order. * * * …   Universalium

  • stop-loss order — /stɒp lɒs ˌɔ:də/ noun an instruction to a stockbroker to sell a share if the price falls to a certain level (NOTE: The US term is stop order.) …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • stop loss order — See stop order …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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