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stop-loss

[stop-laws, -los] /ˈstɒpˌlɔs, -ˌlɒs/
adjective
1.
designed or planned to prevent continued loss, as a customer's order to a broker to sell a stock if its price declines to a specific amount.
Origin of stop-loss
1900-1905
1900-05
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  • A large number of stop-loss orders is a good thing for the short interests.

    Successful Stock Speculation John James Butler
  • Then too we had a "stop-loss" on the Stock so that we were safe, whatever happened.

    The Van Dwellers Albert Bigelow Paine
  • In the special instructions to our clients, we tell them when we think they can use a stop-loss order to advantage.

    Successful Stock Speculation John James Butler
  • Fractional advances we threw into the next day's good measure, and set the stop-loss higher, and yet ever higher.

    The Van Dwellers Albert Bigelow Paine
  • A "stop-loss" is an order to your broker to sell you out if the market sells down a certain number of points.

    Successful Stock Speculation John James Butler
  • There is one instance where a stop-loss order can be used to advantage, and that is near the top of a bull market.

    Successful Stock Speculation John James Butler
  • No more money will be put up on this deal, so place a stop-loss order against it.

    Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford George Randolph Chester
  • Suppose it is selling at 94 and it is believed that there are a large number of stop-loss orders at 92.

    Successful Stock Speculation John James Butler
  • Therefore, we believe that stop-loss orders are a bad thing and, as a rule, do not recommend them.

    Successful Stock Speculation John James Butler
British Dictionary definitions for stop-loss

stop-loss

adjective
1.
(commerce) of or relating to an order to a broker in a commodity or security market to close an open position at a specified price in order to limit any loss
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