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hi
great article about stop loss oh , i meen exit.

i would nominate it for oscar prize for trading article------

what otherws say?
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In the US we use percentage stop losses. Typically, 5 % below the current price, never more than 20%.
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In the US we use percentage stop losses. Typically, 5 % below the current price, never more than 20%.
even in the US day traders use points, you are only right about positional trades.
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STOPLOSS -BIG Mystery -and its three golden keys
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About stoploss







Mystery of Stoploss
One of the great mysteries of trading is the dreadful stop.

“what kind of stops should I use?”

The philosophy outlined here regarding stops is very different than most others. when you learn how to use stoploss wisely, you discover that stops don’t have to hurt.

Stoploss orders are the medicine of trading.

When your trade is sick, stops are there to heal it.
The big question is whether you like to take the medicine before you get sick
as a preventive measure or you wait till you really get sick,and then use the medicine. Natural choice seems to the part two.

There a few ways of using stops:

1. “No Stop” –specialist
What do you call a trader that doesn’t use stops?
An investor.
When a trader lets a trade go against him, he gets married to the stock, starts looking at fundamentals then becomes an investor.

I have seen people, especially six years ago, buy a stock at 100 and still hold it today, even though it’s a penny stock today.



2. “Random stop” or “Gambling stop” –

These happen when a trader knows how much money he wants to risk on a stock, his “bet” on the stock, and that is his stop.
Buy ABC stock with a 500 stop, because that is all they can allocate for this trade. These PEOPLE think trading as gambling, they put their money on the table and forget about it.

The problem with this method is that it is not a method, there is no reasoning behind the placement of the stop.

3. “Adding in stop” –

Some traders keep adding in money into their position as it goes against them. This is also called “Dollar Cost Averaging”.
When people begin trading they think that adding money to a position lowers your cost on it and, therefore, allows you to buy more shares at a lower price. Any Investor, who liked ABC at 60, surely will like it so much more at 50, right?

The reasoning behind this method is very dangerous.

You buy 1000 shares at 60, buy another 1000 at 59, buy another 1000 at 58. Now, your average cost is 59, not 60 as you originally wanted. The stock only has to jump up a single for you to break even, not two.
BIG PROBLEM
Problem comes when the stock keeps FALLING and you are now stuck with 3000 shares on the wrong side of a breakout.

People using this method wipe out their accounts. Traders will become investors. If not on the first 20 trades, then on the 21st that would wipe them out.
It only takes one large loss to devastate an account and devastate the trader.

Stops are like medicine for your trading.

The longer you take before you swallow the bitter pill, the worse your condition is going to be.
Preventive medicine works so much better, it prevents small weaknesses from becoming serious diseases.


Trade this way if you agree it is better

Follow this method of stops =it is very simple,

kNOW YOUR ENTRY REASON,
WRITE IT DOWN
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Always exit a trade
when the reason for your entry no longer exists.

Take Notice We said Exit, not stop.

We do not take stops, we exit.

At times it’s a negative exit, but it is still an exit, not a stop.

A “stop loss” stops your loss, we are not interested in the trade becoming a loss.

Explain…as follows

ENTRY

If you have done your analysis right, you should be able to pinpoint an entry.
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An entry is a trigger

that starts a trend,
starts a wave in a trend,
starts a bounce,
starts a fade or a break out.
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BE accurate with your entry, AND your exit should be very simple.

If you entered a trend, you exit when you know that the reason for your entry no longer exists, when the stock refuses to start your trend.

If you entered a breakout, you know the reason for your entry no longer exists when the stock returns back into your consolidation.

So how much is that?
Your stop, or negative exit, (if you did your home work and pinpointed your entry,) is Noise + Spread.

Noise is the normal fluctuation of the stock and spread is the difference between bid and ask.

Basically, if you add them together, it is the amount that the stock can pull back before you know that your entry is wrong.

For example, in day trading, most of our negative exits are less than 1 RUPEE Most of the stocks that we trade have less than A COUPLE OF RUPEES spread and noise. In Swing trading, most of our negative exits are less than 10 TO 20 RUPEES(TEN TIMES plus THAT OF DAYTRADING) for the same reason.

Some people day trade with a RUPEE stop or even two or three rupees. If you do your home work and can pinpoint your entry, how many 1 rupee negative exits can you take before you equal one point or two points?
Imagine having 10-20 attempts for the price of one.
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Three keys
There are three keys to success here:

1. Pinpoint your entry – You need to know exactly where to enter.
2. Know exactly where the reason for your entry no longer exists –Where on the chart does price have to go to invalidate your entry?
3. Re-entry – If the stock comes back and your setup is still valid, make sure that you re-enter.
Most of us pay less than 100 in commissions, which is a lot less than a devastating stop loss of multiple points.

If you have to pay 500 plus rupees for a trade that didn’t work, it is a business expense, not a stop loss. It protects you financially and psychologically. It allows you to re-enter the trade without any damages.

If you exit with an expense of 1000, it will do a lot less damage than several thousands or your whole account.
How would you feel if you spent a few hundred bucks on a trade vs. lost several thousands on a gamble?

Traders need to get educated how to pinpoint their entries and know exactly when the trade is working or not, in order to keep stops down to business expenses, instead of serious losses.

The secret to longevity and prosperity in trading is
knowing why you are entering,
pinpointing your entries and
preservation of your capital.

Preservation of capital is always more important than capital appreciation.

Hope this helps your trading in some way.

Dedicated to maximizing your profits,

rvlv
this is one of the great post in traderji.
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whatever type.......stoploss is must.....else , sooner than later , the profit is stopped & one cannot stop a loss .....going forward , the trader is stopped from trading.
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Hi all, i got this article some times back on stploss..... hope will help u ppl.

http://rapids hare.com/ files/108199713/Stops_-_Chuck_LeBeau.p df

plz copy paste the link and remove blank space.

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Default Re: Stoploss Big Mystery-3 Golden Keys

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STOPLOSS -BIG Mystery -and its three golden keys
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Dear rvlv,

Your article describing STOPLOSS as MEDICINE is very good.
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Even if you don't use mechanical stops, simply figure the ponts by percentage in your head. When it drops to that level, sell. NEVER let losses grow.
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Default Re: Stoploss Big Mystery-3 Golden Keys

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Originally Posted by rvlv View Post
Stoploss orders are the medicine of trading.

When your trade is sick, stops are there to heal it.
The big question is whether you like to take the medicine before you get sick
as a preventive measure or you wait till you really get sick,and then use the medicine. Natural choice seems to the part two.

Stops are like medicine for your trading.

The longer you take before you swallow the bitter pill, the worse your condition is going to be.
Preventive medicine works so much better, it prevents small weaknesses from becoming serious diseases.


rvlv
Well thanks a lot to post this stuff.... I know everything abt SL like everyone here ... but I have hardly followed it... Even today I am little "emotional" in triggering my SL.... But after Saint mentioned to me that get out of a trade "Mechanically" when SL is hit... I followed that... par phir bhi "dil hain ki manta nahi"...

I used to always keep a SL before gettin into the trade... and I still do... but earlier I never used to follow... Never...

But now I follow "often"

And now on I will follow all the time... taking it as a medicine... I never thought abt it...

Good one Friend!

Regards
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Default Re: Stoploss Big Mystery-3 Golden Keys

Can any1 please take the pain to explain me how 2 place a stoploss order or a trailing stop in this following example:
XYZ@100, say it is buy signal then what should be the limit price and SLtrigger price if 85 is the immediate support and resistance is 130.
please dont worry abt risk reward here it is just to understand 4 me.
As in the above example I am trying 2 place 85 as SL but cudnt..

If the price goes in my favour say to 130 and how to lock the profit or trailing stop.??

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