The Stop Loss Order
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A stop loss order can protect an investor's portfolio when it is left unattended. Find out more about this market order and how it can work for you.
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A stop loss order is an order placed with a broker to sell a stock immediately if it drops to a certain price. It's a common way for investors to protect themselves from the possibility of a large loss. It is simple and costs nothing. You simply tell your broker you want it.
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