stop order

Definition of "stop order"
  1. An instruction to buy or sell a security when it reaches a specific price level; a sell stop is set below the market price, a buy stop above it
How to use "stop order" in a sentence
  1. The investor placed a stop order on the company's shares to limit his losses.
  2. To protect her investment, she used a stop order.
  3. Using a stop order can effectively manage the risks associated with market fluctuations.

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