How to apply a stop

A guide to controlling your risk using stops

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Adding a stop

Stop losses offer a great way of managing risk when trading on your IG account. 

You can add stops to new trades using the deal ticket by using the 'stop' field. 

Select the type of stop you want to use - normal, guaranteed or trailing - by clicking the small down arrow beneath the 'stop' label. You can choose to set your stop by 'points away' or 'GBP loss'.

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