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stop-loss order


stop order

an order from a customer to a broker to sell a security if the market price drops below a designated level.
Also called stop-limit order, stop-loss order.
Origin of stop order
First recorded in 1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for stop-loss order
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  • 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
  • There is one instance where a stop-loss order can be used to advantage, and that is near the top of a bull market.

    Successful Stock Speculation John James Butler
  • In the special instructions to our clients, we tell them when we think they can use a stop-loss order to advantage.

    Successful Stock Speculation John James Butler
British Dictionary definitions for stop-loss order

stop order

(stock exchange) an instruction to a broker to sell one or more shares when the price offered for them falls below a stipulated level Also called stop-loss order
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
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