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Sell Stop Order

An order to a broker to sell a security if its price falls below a certain level. A sell stop order exists to stop the losses, should a security's price fall. That is, it protects against further losses. See also: Buy stop order, stop-loss order.
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sell stop order

A customer order to a broker to sell a security if it sells at or below a stipulated stop price. This type of stop order can be used to protect an existing profit or to limit the potential loss on an owned security. Compare buy stop order.
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Johnson suggests that she set sell-stop orders on her individual stocks to prevent deep, sudden losses.