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stop order

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  1. stop order, stop-loss ordernoun

    an order to a broker to sell (buy) when the price of a security falls (rises) to a designated level


  1. Stop order

    An order in a financial market that aims to limit losses by fixing a figure at which purchases shall be sold or sales bought in, as where stock is bought at 100 and the broker is directed to sell if the market price drops to 98. For a simple stop order, when the specified price has been reached by a traded security, the order becomes a market order to buy or sell at the market price. Thus in the given example, the stock bought at 100 might in fact be sold at 97 if the market is dropping rapidly. A stop-limit order is allowed by some exchanges and traders, in which case, when the specified price has been reached by a traded security, the order becomes a limit order to buy or sell, with the possibility that the ordered transaction may not take place.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stop order in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stop order in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of stop order in a Sentence

  1. Charles Whitehead:

    You don't want a stop order because it's such a black mark, normally, if there is an irreconcilable difference with the The SEC, you withdraw your registration statement. Stop orders are uncommon because no one wants to get to the point of a stop order.

  2. The Tanzanian source:

    Emwazi was never tortured in Tanzania, in fact, (he and his friends) caused a fracas at the airport after being told they were prohibited from entering the country due to the presence of an immigration stop order against their entry.

  3. The Tanzanian source:

    When Emwazi and his friends were told they would not be allowed to enter Tanzania, they caused a commotion and tried to force their way out of the airport, i think the stop order against Emwazi and his friends was issued at the request of the British intelligence service.


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