Market + Trailing Stop Order

A market + trailing stop order combines a market order with a trailing stop order. If and when the market order is fulfilled, a trailing stop order is set in motion.

Using market + trailing stop orders saves investors effort because they do not need to place separate buy and sell orders.

Example: An investor wants to buy 1000 shares in a company at the best available offer. They also want to make sure that they hold the shares for as long as their value goes up, and safeguard the investment by making sure that the shares are sold if their value seriously declines.

By using a market + trailing stop order, the investor can instruct their broker to buy the shares immediately at the best offer, hold them as long as the price goes up and then sell them if the stock’s rate dips by a certain amount (by 1 Swiss franc, for example).

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