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I placed a stop loss on PFF at 440 that nearly sold out my shares. PFF share price went from 460 to 440 on only 7 thousand rand worth of trades?
Mr Money my preferred option (and I think the way that most traders on this forum operate) is not to use active stops. If the end-of-day price takes out my stop, then I exit position the following morning. For volatile stocks there is extra risk this way hence small poitions. However why are you trading such an illiquid stock? It makes exiting a losing trade difficult.
On a low liquid stock a stop loss needs to be managed carefully. I agree n using end of day rather than intra-day, but even if you want to do intra-day rather an SMS alert at your stop loss levela nd you can log in and manage it.
The risk with both of the above is that we then decide it is nt a real stop loss and don;t get out and before we know it the price is way lower.