Stop Loss Orders Questions and Answers

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Are there any risks with trading CFDs?
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What is a Stop Loss Order?
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How important are Stop Losses?
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What is the difference between sell Limit and sell Stop?
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In each of the following, what kind of order do I use?
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What are better - market or limit orders?
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On a fast and liquid share what would be the good, the bad and the ugly of placing market orders and same question for limit orders?
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But how can you place a stop-order so that it becomes a market order?
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What is an 'If Done' order?
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What is an OCO order?
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What are linked stop loss orders and linked limit orders?
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What is a Trailing Stop?
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What is an Iceberg Order?
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Where should I place the stop loss?
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Shouldn't a trader stick to his opinion?
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How important is risk management?
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Expert traders recommend a 1% or 2% stop loss rule of your total pot (per trade) - but how do you determine the stop loss level?
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But stop losses don't guarantee 'a get' out do they? If the market tanks or skips past your stop you can lose a lot right?
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What is the difference between stop losses and guaranteed stop losses?
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Is using Guaranteed Stop Losses worthwhile?
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When might the use of a Guaranteed Stop Loss be considered?
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Do brokers charge for modifying/cancelling orders?
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Can I amend stop loss orders when the market is closed?
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If I put an order to buy 600 shares at $1 and the order is executed in 3 parts of 200 shares...do these 3 partials executions count as 3 opening positions or only 1?
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How do I use an Index CFD to hedge my share portfolio against further downturns?
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If I were to take a short on the FTSE what other trade would you make to hedge against it going up?
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I've got 100:1 leverage with my CFD broker (and they offer even higher! 200:1 crazy!!!)
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How do I fund my CFDs account?


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