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Tackle Today: How do you set a stop loss❓

February 8, 2019

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≈ Rule based trading. ≈

When you buy 100 shares of stock, as a trade, how and where do you set your stop loss?  If there’s too much variation in the way that you apply stop losses, it can lead to inconsistent returns and a lowered confidence.

Generally, traders will use analysis involving the Candlestick high or low, the support and resistance points or other catalysts to establish a stop loss rule.

If you’re not certain how to set your stop losses, try by defining your rule or idea and sharing it with the clubhouse to get input or feedback.

Clarity of rules leads to confidence.  Keep it simple and define your stop loss rule.


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