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Subject:  Re: The Captain' s ARK Performance Date:  4/16/2021  10:08 AM
Author:  tamhas Number:  117559 of 118054

The problem with stop loss orders, especially on these types of stocks, is that one can easily have a sharp dip ... often on no meaningful news ... which becomes a big dip because of all the stop loss orders, so that one's own stop loss executes far below the intended target, taking one out of the stock for no good reason. Then, of course, one has to decide that it was all meaningless and get back in, by which time the price may be well over what one got getting out. Automatic is often a bad idea.
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