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  1. What are some ways to reduce downside risk when holding a long position?

  2. How do I determine where to set my stop loss?

  3. What types of investors are best-suited for stop loss orders?

  4. What are the advantages of a limit order over a market order?

  5. Why is the execution of a limit order not guaranteed?

  6. Why do limit orders cost more than market orders?

  7. What are the regulations surrounding limit order protection?

  8. How do I place a limit order online?

  9. What is the difference between a stop loss order and a limit order?

  10. How risky are stop loss orders?

  11. Are stop limit orders for stocks only?

  12. What is the difference between a stop order and a stop limit order?

  13. How do I decide at what price to put a limit when executing a stop limit order?

  14. What are some CEO characteristics/behaviors that could lead to a drop in stock prices?

  15. How long does it take a broker to confirm a trade after it is placed?

  16. How do you know if a trade placed to a broker is confirmed?

  17. What's the difference between a market order and a limit order?

  18. What are the rules for placing stop and limit orders in forex?

  19. I don't understand how a stock has a trading price of 5.97, but when I buy it I have ...

  20. Why can't I enter two sell orders on the same stock?

  21. If I buy a stock at $45 and I put a stop limit in to sell at $40, will I be guaranteed ...

  22. What does "gather in the stops" mean?

  23. What happens to a stop order after a stock splits?

  24. Can a stop-loss order be used to protect a short sale transaction?

  25. I placed a limit order to buy a stock after the market closed, but the stock's price ...

  26. What's the difference between a stop and a limit order?

  27. I want to buy a stock at $30, sell when it reaches $35, don't want to hang on to ...

  28. Do stop or limit orders protect you against gaps in a stock's price?

  29. What is a virtual trailing stop order (VTSO)?

  30. At what point in the ordering process does a broker charge commission?

  31. How does a stop-loss order work, and what price is used to trigger the order?

  32. What is a GTEM order?

  33. Can you place a stop-loss order on a mutual fund?

  34. What is the difference between a quote driven market and an order driven one?

  35. Which statements about fill-or-kill orders are FALSE?

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