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Stop limit orders are being filled immediately

Got an option trading up at $0.40, spread is $0.34B x $0.45A, so I went to set a stop limit on the order at $0.35, but the broker popped up a message that said: "Your stop price is at or above ...
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Why do I need Stop-Loss order in Forex?

I am just a beginner in Forex and I just learned that the "Stop Loss" orders are placed by traders. However, I guess without a Stop-Loss we can make benefit in almost any trade. Because, ...
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Restarting positions- How to find the best strategy

So, I have a question. The broker where I trade, has this special offer. Namely, for every three trades that I have lost, they return me the smallest loss.. For example, last week I lost 10USD, 11usd ...
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Why didn't a margin call prevent me from losing more than my initial investment when buying on margin?

I entered a trade with 10 USD and a leverage of 1:100. There was a margin call, and the position was automatically closed. I would like to know how I lost 30 USD when I entered a trade with only 10 ...
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Can you explain Trailing Stop Orders?

Interactive Broker has an order type named Trailing Stop Orders. I need some help as even after reading its help page it's still a mysterious order type for me! How can this be used in an increasing ...
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Can a Trailing Stop Limit order extend the upside?

I'm looking to place a trailing stop on a stock IF AND ONLY IF the stock reaches a certain profit level. My goal is to effectively place a sell limit order, but to extend the upside if the stock ...
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What type of orders fit my strategy in a way that two triggers might be needed?

As a newbie on trading cryptocurrencies, I found Stop-Limit Order does no longer fit my strategy in a situation like this: Ater a huge price pump, the market price has stabilized at around $450 now. I ...
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Can puts work as stop losses?

As far as I see it, the main problem with placing stops, is that the price may rebound in the direction that you originally wanted. You might be out of the trade and have no chance of recovery. Puts ...
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Use-cases for stop-limit order where stop price is lower than limit price on Sell Order

I understand the typical use-cases mentioned on investopedia etc. for sell orders using stop-limit orders where the limit price is lower than the stop price e.g., Type: Sell Current Price: 50$ Stop ...
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Why was my Stop Limit Sell Executed?

For BNB, I set it to trigger @ 260 and sell for 250. It was sold today @ 11:56 EST. I don't see that the price ever dropped below 260, so why did it execute the sell? What am I missing?!? This is the ...
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Buying To Cover And Protecting Profits from Short Sell

I sold covered call options, and I would like to buy to cover when the market opens on Monday. For this particular instrument, trading volume is a bit thin, and I would like to "hide" my ...
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Can you set a stop loss as a percentage of the current value of your investment, rather than the initial deposit?

When you buy stock and are able to set a stop loss of up to 95% of your initial investment. This would mean if I buy stock for $100, which then skyrockets to $1000 but then drops to $100, no stop loss ...
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Sell XYZ short 20 stop 20.50

Can someone help dissect this order for me. What exactly is happening here? What do each of these pieces mean? There are 2 separate orders here, correct? First I sell the stock, then I buy it back? ...
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Stop limit sell order doubt

I have a question about stop limit sell order. Let’s say I own 10 ABC stock @ $100 each. I would like to place the following stop limit sell order Current ABC stock price= $120 Stop price = $180 Limit ...
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Why not have stop loss orders on all your stocks?

Using stop loss orders seem to be a way to lower risk when you are highly exposed to the stock market. I understand selecting the stop price is very important. And ,that with a rapid drop you probably ...
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Should I Use a Limit or Stop Limit Order to Sell a Position Once It Reaches Price Objective

I have a position in stock options in my account at Schwab and I want to submit a GTC order to sell half the position when it reaches my price objective (or better). It seems that I can submit either ...
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Stop Limit Order

if I have a stop limit order GTC, and the market closes. What happens to that stop limit order the next morning if the opening price is lower that my stop limit price?
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Do stop orders get triggered by stock splits?

Situation 1: Suppose I have a stop-loss order in place, and the company's shares split 2 for 1. As a result of the split, the company's share price will halve. Will the stop-loss order be triggered? ...
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Schedule to sell a stock when it reaches a higher price (though not guarantee to sell it at that price)

Suppose I have a stock with price $30. I want to trigger selling it as long as it reaches $35 (even though it might be executed at say $34.7). Is there such an option in any brokerage (such an option ...
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Do market makers try to take out stop orders?

I have read many stock related forums over the years. One thing I have seen many people say is that they refuse to use stop orders because they don't want the market makers to "take out their stop". ...
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Why use a stop-limit order instead of a limit order?

"A limit order is an order to buy or sell a stock at a specific price or better. A buy limit order can only be executed at the limit price or lower, and a sell limit order can only be executed at ...