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1Stoploss, anyone? Empty Stoploss, anyone? Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:44 am

thighrokker


Manager - Equity Analytics
Manager - Equity Analytics
My PF is around 7M. I am now looking at losses of around 2M. And i have been thinking and wishing i had used Stop-loss.

Most texts and experts suggest a stop-loss of 10%, so that if your stock falls more than 10%, you sell immediately. I was wondering about this for a long time, i mean we could simply average out and avoid the losses, right? But again, doing so will not really be the most beneficial option. Say i have UBC at 30. I keep averaging this and actually absorbing losses. Eventually my exposure to UBC is going to go up, and the profit i gain is low ( mabe just break even)...a better option would be to realize the loss, sell out and mabe go for BLUE or FLCH at a low price.. Coz when they shoot up, the WHOLE amount it shoots up will be my profit....If i was still holding on to UBC, a considerable amount of the shoot up would be to cover my losses of purchasing at 30.

Any one actively using stop losses?
Are there any software supporting it? CDAX does not.

* The mentioned stocks are simply to make a point. As an example only

2Stoploss, anyone? Empty Re: Stoploss, anyone? Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:20 am

Jonathon

Jonathon
Stock Analytic
Stock Analytic
yes brother many top inestors use a 8-10 % rate i have too tried to incoporate this stategy into my investing
but you see brother i get greedy i dont want to make losses only profits this leads me to hoping perhaps 10% fall
is okay and inevitably will increase again this has worked on some occasions but in others ive lost and lost alot Sad

3Stoploss, anyone? Empty Re: Stoploss, anyone? Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:16 am

thambi

thambi
Manager - Equity Analytics
Manager - Equity Analytics
i understand your pain man i too am facing a 2 million plus loss dont even want to look at my portfolio anymore however like ive mentioned before my plan is to cut my losses now and look into the future no point thinking of the past im gonna learn from my mistakes and become stronger Twisted Evil

4Stoploss, anyone? Empty Re: Stoploss, anyone? Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:28 am

ADP

ADP
Manager - Equity Analytics
Manager - Equity Analytics
I try to use stoploss (when i can mange to take control of my emotions), and I have found it to be a successful strategy thus far.

I think the application of stoploss is vital discipline for trader. It is extremely hard to take a hit but over the long run it makes you more vigilant of where you put your money and for what reason.

If your reasons for getting into the stock is well founded and not just based on speculation and trend you could even go down with a stock, selling out and buying at a lower price. I think if you use stoploss to guide you a careful collecting strategy you could come out of a down trend market with at least a higher number of valuable share. The irrational behavior of the ‘herd’ has crated many opportunities.

If you look at the market today there are many stocks that will be future winners. Identification and application is vital for survival.
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