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My only point is that if someone has a stock that has gone up substantially, they suspect it will continue but MIGHT drop suddenly for any reason, and if they go away, say, for a couple of weeks or more, and may not be able to watch it, a stop loss or trailing stop loss may enable them to sleep at night.

If you're really that insecure about a stock that has increased by 33%, then sell it now and put your money in a mutual fund.

That's your take. Some of us enjoy continuing the ride up and just like to also protect against a drop in some types of stocks. If 10% or $2.00 is too "tight", do something else.

As I said, that's up to the individual.

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