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Order Types

  1. Are stop orders only used for stocks?

  2. Should I enter a limit order to buy a position with a bid and ask that are far apart?

  3. When should I use a trailing stop order?

  4. How can I use a stop order to limit my losses on a long stock position?

  5. What is the difference between a stop and a market order?

  6. How can I use a buy limit order to buy a stock?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  14. What are the regulations surrounding limit order protection?

  15. How do I place a limit order online?

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

  17. How risky are stop loss orders?

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

  19. Are stop limit orders for stocks only?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  38. What is a GTEM order?

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

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

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

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

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