Stop order

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Stop order (or stop)

An order to buy or sell at the market when a definite price is reached, either above (on a buy) or below (on a sell) the price that prevailed when the order was given.

Stop Order

An order to a broker to buy or sell a security at the best available price once a certain, stated price is reached. Suppose that price is $50. A stop order remains inactive until that security begins trading at $50, at which point the broker may fill the order at best price he/she is able to find. See also: Stop-limit order, Stop-loss order.

stop order

1. An order to buy or to sell a security when the security's price reaches or passes a specified level. At that time the stop order becomes a market order and the executing broker, usually the specialist, obtains the best possible price. A stop order to buy must be at a price above the current market price and a stop order to sell must have a specified price below the current market price. See also buy stop order, electing sale, protective stop, sell stop order, stop-limit order, stop price, trailing stop.
2. An order from the SEC suspending a registration statement when an omission or a misstatement has been found.

Stop order.

You can issue a stop order, which instructs your broker to buy or sell a security once it trades at a certain price, called the stop price.

Stop orders are entered below the current price if you are selling and above the current price if you are buying. Once the stop price is reached, your order becomes a market order and is executed.

For example, if you owned a stock currently trading at $35 a share that you feared might drop in price, you could issue a stop order to sell if the price dropped to $30 a share to protect yourself against a larger loss.

The risk is that if the price drops very quickly, and other orders have been placed before yours, the stock could actually end up selling for less than $30. You can give a stop order as a day order or as a good 'til canceled (GTC) order.

You might use a buy stop order if you have sold stock short anticipating a downward movement of the market price of the security. If, instead, the price rises to the stop price, the order will be executed, limiting your loss.

However, there is a risk with this type of order if the market price of the stock rises very rapidly. Other orders entered ahead of yours will be executed first, and you might buy at a price considerably higher than the stop limit, increasing your loss.

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