stop-loss order

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n stop-loss order an order to a broker to sell (buy) when the price of a security falls (rises) to a designated level
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Usage

In literature:

Many speculators place stop loss orders only two points from the market price.
"Successful Stock Speculation" by John James Butler
The air is thick with signs and evil portents: Stop-loss orders, breaks, raids, slumps, more margins, are in everybody's mouth.
"Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 6, July 1905" by Various
The great majority of sales are not on "stop loss" orders.
"The Value of Money" by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
No more money will be put up on this deal, so place a stop-loss order against it.
"Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford" by George Randolph Chester
In other words, you give us a stop loss order for our protection, and take your chances of being caught.
"The Money Gods" by Ellery H. Clark
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In news:

Back to WYMT Better Living Eastern KY. Federal regulators are ordering several companies to stop selling an unproven weight loss remedy that uses protein from the human placenta.
Federal regulators are ordering several companies to stop selling an unproven weight loss remedy that uses protein from the human placenta.
Placing an order for a stop loss can prevent such runaway losses from occurring.
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In science:

Keywords: bootstrap critical values; empirical stop-loss transform; increasing convex order; one-sided two-sample tests.
Nonparametric two-sample tests for increasing convex order
Indeed, the increasing convex order is often called stop-loss order, especially in an actuarial context.
Nonparametric two-sample tests for increasing convex order
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