A successful trader uses an array of trading tools to make things more simple in the market. A stop-loss is a Forex order a trader places on a trade, and it remains there until it reaches a specific price, then it will immediately sell or buy for you, depending on how the order is set up. When you set a stop-loss, it becomes very useful for removing any anxiety or worries from your trading decisions. It keeps track of your positions for you, so you don’t have to just stare at the screen. Sounds like a win-win right?
As a Forex trader, most of us have heard the motto “cut your losses short and let your profits run.” It sounds simple enough, right? Well, to be honest, it really isn’t if you’re not familiar with the very useful tool for all traders known as the trailing stop. The trailing stop is just like a typical stop and loss order with the difference being you can move it along with the market’s volatility.