Ask a Fool: What Do the Rule Breakers Think About Stop Loss Orders?


In the following video, Lyons George, research analyst for The Motley Fool's Rule Breakers service, takes a question from a Fool member, who asks:

I'm a new Rule Breakers member. I tend to be drawn to the riskier side of stocks compared to my husband. I've dabbled in stop loss orders recently, but I'm finding I either don't like them, or I don't do them well. My question is, what is your opinion on stop loss orders vs. let it ride?

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