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Using stops and limits to manage risk

Course overview


In this course we look at the practical side of risk management – how you can use stops and limits to add discipline to your trading, and ultimately look to improve your profit-to-loss ratio.

You’ll discover tips for where to put stop and limit orders, and how to set them in the IG platform. All demonstrated with examples and screenshots.

For a more elementary look at how stops and limits work, try the ‘orders, executions and leverage’ course. For in-depth advice about calculating your maximum risk per trade, and risk-reward ratios, take a look at ‘ways to manage risk: part 2’ in the ‘planning and risk management’ course, and the ‘understanding risk and reward’ course.


21 min




Short, easy-to-digest lessons
Practical, interactive exercises
Engaging videos and graphics
Free demo account for practising your new skills
Quiz to check your understanding