Whether it’s a bull or bear market, you need to be using stop orders to protect your gains

Stock market arrow going up.You live and you learn, you know what I’m saying? I love being an investor, but I love it even more when I know I’m being a smart investor. One of the hardest lessons I’ve learned about investing is that you absolutely must protect your gains when you got them.

How do you accomplish this?

One of the easiest ways to do this is to put in a stop order a little bit lower then where you’re at. You also don’t want to blindly go into a trade either, unless you’re solely a fundamental investor.

The best way I’ve found to get into a stock is when the 50 day moving average crosses above the 200 day moving average. Of course, this is only one indicator and you may want to use more.

You can also use a trailing stop order as well. I don’t like these as much because it could possibly work against you. You can even use a combination of a stop order at a lower price and with a  trailing stop on top.

In a bear or volatile market like we are in now where we don’t know how low the market could go, stop orders can really protect a good percentage of your gains and get you completely out of a stock if it’s going to drop below your initial entry point.

If you are new to investing in individual stocks or haven’t considered using stop losses yet. I hope this info helps protect your stock gains and keeps you out of a bear market in this wonderful global economy we are living in now. You know, where a Country on the other side of the globe (Europe) is crashing and the whole economy suffers because of it. That kind of market.


  1. aj jaylo says:

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  2. Say WHAT???

    I can’t understand what your question is supposed to be about.


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