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    Hi guys, Iím new to the stock market and building a small portfolio for my kids futures, as the monies Iíve been saving in their accounts since they were born are a joke in the bank. It will also be very educational for them hopfully. Is there anyone floating around that uses IBRK that could explain how too place a Trailing Stop Loss on a stock.

    If there is and your near the top of the east coast South Island theres a feed of crayfish or butter fish in it 😉

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    They have all sorts of resources to explain this sort of thing:
    https://www1.interactivebrokers.com/en/index.php?f=606
    om mani peme hum

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat View Post
    Hi guys, Iím new to the stock market and building a small portfolio for my kids futures, as the monies Iíve been saving in their accounts since they were born are a joke in the bank.
    Just to say, money in a reputable trading bank is not a joke. It is safe.
    For clarity, nothing I say is advice....

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    Pearls Before Swine 28-Jan-2021

    But enough of my troubles...

    What makes you think that Trailing Stop Loss is a good idea?

    I am not sure I would recommend it to anyone , let a lone a 'newbie', who is building a long term portfolio.
    om mani peme hum

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    Thanks for you advise people. I ran some trials on minimal shares and works fine. Snow ,I are often away in the mountains guiding clients up to a week at a time so a Trail Stop is a safety net till I get back in coverage. Maybe would have been handy for NOK the last couple of days as well. Again thanks.

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    Yes , and sitting on the sideline can be a handy thing at times but the interest rates the bank is offering are not in favour of much at all other than security as you say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat View Post
    Thanks for you advise people. I ran some trials on minimal shares and works fine. Snow ,I are often away in the mountains guiding clients up to a week at a time so a Trail Stop is a safety net till I get back in coverage. Maybe would have been handy for NOK the last couple of days as well. Again thanks.
    I'm in the same type of situation workwise with internet access, but have never seriously considered trailing stops. Mostly invest in companies that I'm happy to hold long term and that allow me to sleep well despite no internet for a few days or weeks.

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