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  1. J

    Stop loss settings on IG versus CMC question

    Hi all I have been using CMC and have recently opened an account with IG as well and find a difference in stop loss setting which is prompting me to ask a question here. On CMC for ETF trading I can set a stop loss at the time of doing the buy order. ''If the stock trades at or below etc it...
  2. flurbius

    Setting a stop loss order through Commsec international trading screen

    Hello, Is there anyone familiar with the commsec international trading screen, could you explain how to use it to set an order to sell shares when the price falls to a certain level. I understand the theory of what Im trying to do but Im not sure how to convey that to the commsec website. Im...
  3. Frankieplus

    Stop Loss - How do I do this? :(

    Hi everyone, I've just started using stop loss to automatically sell and am confused. I just bought APT shares and want to automatically sell 625 units when the price drops down to $24.68. This is all I want to do what can be so hard about that? Anyway it seems that with Bell Direct I must...
  4. J

    Do any brokers support trailing stop loss?

    Hi guys, New user, new trader here... Basic question, I’m setting up a trend/momentum trading system and want to apply a % based stop loss at the beginning of my trade. CommSec seem to support conditional orders but fixed/limit price. Do any brokers support trailing stop loss conditional...
  5. B

    Stop Losses - when to use?

    Hi all, forgive me if this is too beginner for this forum. I tried reading up about 'stop losses' or conditional trades where you can sell shares if they reach a certain price (falling stop loss). I like this idea to maybe catch your savings should the market drop suddenly and you lose all your...
  6. I

    How do you handle gapping through a stop loss?

    I have traded for a couple of years now and this is the first time this has happened to me, although I had heard of it happening to others and was well aware of the possibility. Yesterday an annual report was released and the profits of a particular company were not as great as expected and the...
  7. H

    No stop loss for long-term trading in index futures?

    For intra-day day trading in stock index futures, I understand the importance of having stop losses. For longer-term trading that can span for weeks and months, is it advisable not to have stop losses? Having stops may cause a long-term trader to lose his position on a day which has a big spike...
  8. I

    Amibroker Chandelier Stop

    /* Chandelier Exit (long) = 22-day High - ATR(22) x 3 Chandelier Exit (short) = 22-day Low + ATR(22) x 3 */ period = 22; HH = HHV( C, 22 ); LL = LLV( C, 22 ); EnableLong = ParamToggle("Long", "On|Off", 0); EnableShort = ParamToggle("Short", "On|Off", 0); CHST_L = HH - ATR(period) * 3; CHST_S...
  9. J

    IG Markets Share Trading Platform - Stop-Loss Orders

    Hi everyone, I am brand new to Aussie Stock Forums, so treat me gently... :angelic: I have had experience trading CFDs but have never owned or traded 'real' shares. I have been trading with IG Markets for a while and they provide a platform which comprises both a "CFD Trading" component and a...
  10. A

    Are there any charts available where you can set stop losses?

    Hi All, I'm new to stock investing and don't know if I'm asking the right question but I wanna know if there are any live charts on which you can set conditions for a stop loss and then you can check regularly live in the index if the stock is breaching that condition or not, like trailing...
  11. G

    Channel Trading & Stops

    So I've spent the last few months coding away at an idea I've had for a while (nothing new though) - using a mechanical system to channel trade. I think I've finally coded something up that works and tested thoroughly through Amibroker. As a part of my testing, I was playing around with the...
  12. K

    Need assistance to set trailing stop loss on NAB IRESS

    Hi all, I have a few shares that are starting to run and I would like to add a trailing stop loss. I have access to the NAB IRESS but unfortunately the help files are basically non existent. I see the the IRESS software is used by many companies and different modules and aspects of the IRESS...
  13. G

    Basic help with creating stop loss order

    Hi The broker people told me that to do a basic stop loss it's a separate contingency sell order (using their free software i got). but the customer service seemed unsure, and it's not explained in the manual. what do you think (below)? i already went long and the order below is supposed to...
  14. N

    Second day of trading Forex - I love stop losses!

    Hi All, It's my second day trading a $2000 Forex account. First day I gambled and I ended up $51 on plus. Today I decided to gamble more responsibly and I set stop losses around 1:2 for each trade. The day didn't start too well, out of seven trades, five closed quickly on negative. On one I...
  15. K

    Stop Loss or not?

    Hello, Just after the opinions of people on using stop losses? Do you use a stop loss, or do you just watch and exit when needed? Also, if you do use a stop loss, do you use just the normal one or a guaranteed stop loss.
  16. T

    Stop loss for ETF?

    Thinking of buying into one of the EFTS that is offered by Vanguard, which is this one https://www.vanguardinvestments.com.au/institutional/inst/investments/etfdetailVTS.jsp This is a newbie question but what would you put the stop loss on this? % size of the account? I know everyone is...
  17. M

    Large stop loss or small stop loss?

    Hi everybody here, Anybody can point me to the right direction on how to set my stop loss appropriately? Quite many of the time when i place a larger stop loss, the price hit my large stop loss and end up heavy losses. But when i place a small stop loss, the price seem like tend to...
  18. PinguPingu

    The Break Even Stop - How fast/when do you move it there?

    For example, lets say by luck/skill/grace of god you pick a perfect entry and within a few hours price has moved beyond your buy point by say 1% on 2% risk, or half your risk as an example, do you move break even stop straight away, wait for next opening, etc.? I feel like you may run the risk...
  19. P

    Stop Loss is not always your friend...

    This happened to me twice in one week last month, both times the day before the stocks (CCV and RIO) went ex div, essentially the SP spikes 8% down and then up again, enough to trigger my stop order orders. Obviously I don't buy back in as I'd be down 8%. Missing the dividend was bad enough, and...
  20. P

    BHP fell right through my stop loss! What to do?

    The other day when BHP dropped 80c it dropped right through both my trigger and my sell limit so none actually got sold. It's now 60c below what I wanted to sell at. It's annoying, because I thought the stop loss would help me sleep at night, but no! Because Cosec (or rather ASIC) wont allow you...
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