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Limit and stop orders

Automatically buy or sell investments when a certain price is reached. You're in control after all.

What are limit and stop orders?

Limit and Stop Orders allow you to decide if your investments are automatically bought or sold when a certain price is reached.

They allow you to set the level at which you take advantage of a share price if it increases, or limit your losses should its price fall below a certain level.

How do I set one up?

There are five types of Limit and Stop orders from EQi. Once you decide which are right for you, you can set them up on your dashboard or by calling us. EQi does not charge to set up the service.

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Investment Risk Warnings

The value of investments can fall as well as rise and any income from them is not guaranteed and you may get back less than you invested. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.

EQi does not provide investment advice. If you are in any doubt as to the risk or suitability of an investment or product you should seek advice from an independent financial adviser.

The extent and value of any ISA tax advantages or benefits will vary according to the individual's circumstances. The levels and bases of taxation may also change.

Types of orders

  • Sell limit

    You can set a Sell Limit Order so that an investment is sold once it reaches a specific price. Simply decide the price at which you would like to sell your investment and we’ll do the rest.

  • Buy Limit

    If you would like to buy an investment when it drops to a certain price, then you can set a Buy Limit Order. Your order will be actioned once the set price is reached.

  • Stop Buy

    A Stop Buy Order comes into action if you want to buy an investment when its price has risen to a certain level. You can use this if you anticipate that the price will rise even higher and you want to invest when it’s on its way up.

  • Stop Loss

    A Stop Loss Order allows you to avoid large losses on an investment. You set a price below which you wish to “cut your losses” and sell the investment. Once that price is reached, the investment will be automatically sold.

  • Trailing Stop Loss

    A Trailing Stop Loss Order is a way you can set a moving Stop Loss Order. You can use this if the investment price is rising and you want to try and capture a certain amount of profit in case it falls.

How a Trailing Stop Loss Order works

With a Trailing Stop Loss in place, if the investment price peaks and starts to fall, we will monitor it and, if it falls by the amount (or percentage) which you have set, we will automatically sell your investment.

See the example below, where the customer, sets a 20p “trigger”.

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