What stop-loss strategies do you use?

Discussion in 'Strategy Development' started by WmWaster, Jul 2, 2006.

What stop-loss do you use?

  1. Fixed point (tight stop)

    6 vote(s)
    20.7%
  2. Fixed point (wide stop)

    1 vote(s)
    3.4%
  3. Fixed % (tight)

    1 vote(s)
    3.4%
  4. Fixed % (wide)

    1 vote(s)
    3.4%
  5. Volatility-based stop

    1 vote(s)
    3.4%
  6. Technical, objective-based stop (eg indicator-based)

    3 vote(s)
    10.3%
  7. Technical, discretionary-based stop (eg breakout of support zone)

    3 vote(s)
    10.3%
  8. Fundamental-based stop

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Discretionary Stop (stop when I see a need to cut loss)

    10 vote(s)
    34.5%
  10. Various stop strategies

    3 vote(s)
    10.3%
  1. Hi.
    What stop-loss strategies do you use?
    Do you use tight or wide stop-loss?
    Do you use mental stop-loss?

    Feel free to cast your vote! :)
    (Explain you strategy in the post if you see the need)

    Thank you very much for your participation!

    PS: A similar poll is created too, named "Do you use stop-loss orders at all?"
     
  2. mental stops dependent on entry and vola.
     
  3. What do you mean by "depedent on entry"?
    So are you using fixed % or fixed point?
     
  4. Same here
     
  5. evidently i dont use a fixed point, rather i adjust my predestined mental 1 as mkt progresses and tells me what's up....i get many chances to get out close to or at b/e this way.
     
  6. mauzj

    mauzj

    Stops?

    When in trouble double!
     
  7. Cheese

    Cheese

    Stop-loss strategies?
    Bankruptcy?
    Stop trading before it gets to bankruptcy?
    Stop trading because you tolerate losses?
    Stop trading because you are not a winner?
    Don't start trading in the first place?
    :D
     
  8. "Stop trading before it gets to bankruptcy?"

    Maybe it's already too late then.