- designed or planned to prevent continued loss, as a customer's order to a broker to sell a stock if its price declines to a specific amount.
Origin of stop-loss
First recorded in 1900–05
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Examples from the Web for stop-loss
Then too we had a "stop-loss" on the Stock so that we were safe, whatever happened.
Fractional advances we threw into the next day's good measure, and set the stop-loss higher, and yet ever higher.
No more money will be put up on this deal, so place a stop-loss order against it.Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford
George Randolph Chester
Suppose it is selling at 94 and it is believed that there are a large number of stop-loss orders at 92.
A large number of stop-loss orders is a good thing for the short interests.
- commerce of or relating to an order to a broker in a commodity or security market to close an open position at a specified price in order to limit any loss
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