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Stop Loss!! How to do it.

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January Articles #26 - January 2011

Dear Reader,   


This email is going to all my Toolbox Members, and to the people who have registered to receive occasional information from me about the Share Market. (Any non-member who no longer wants to receive this material can simply unsubscribe using the link above).


As I mentioned last month,
I am making some changes to the monthly eBook Articles email.
Members can see those comments in the email archive.


This month's focus below is on the topic of Stop Loss. It is the one very important concept that successful investors and traders use to minimise their investment losses, and to maximise their profits.


Over the next few months, the topics of focus will include:

  • Trends - How to spot and ride them for profit
  • Support and Resistance - How to leverage these
  • Nicholas Darvas - his winning strategy in detail (author of the best-selling "How I Made $2,000,000 In The Stock Market"). 

Please read on.... 

This month's focus:
Stop Loss!

To start learning more about the topic of Stop Loss,
go straight to the free Stop Loss web page in
the Share Market Toolbox
If you are not yet convinced of its usefulness,
then read on here first...


Many successful investors and traders have dearly embraced the concept of a Stop Loss. They know it is critically important to achieving success in the market. They understand the concept, and they implement it religiously.


If you can answer yes to any of the following, then perhaps the humble Stop Loss can benefit your investing as well:

  1. Are you losing too much money on investments that fall in value?
  2. Are you giving away too much profit when an investment rises in value, only to see it fall back a long way?
  3. Do you want to optimise the amount of money that you have "at risk" with each investment? 

The Stop Loss is very fundamental to minimising our losses, and protecting our capital. It doesn't matter whether we are an investor or trader, the Stop Loss is a very useful idea to implement.


For a good introduction to this topic, see the free Stop Loss web page in the Share Market Toolbox. That web page includes some great introductory comments, and some web links to relevant eBook Articles, and also to some slide presentations. It also shows a couple of clear examples of the losses that can be sustained if we don't implement a Stop Loss, and touches on some different ways to determine a Stop Loss.

eBook Articles - Key changes? 

Over the last two years I have accumulated quite a collection of eBook Articles on three subject areas - Share Trading/Investing, Technical Analysis and BullCharts software (actually 380 pages of material in 98 articles). These Articles are invaluable for both new and experienced investors and traders.


As announced in last month's eNews email, I am now writing brief monthly notes in this email to highlight specific Articles on targetted topics. I am writing new Articles as required, and updating existing ones as well. For more information about the changes, see last month's eNewsletter email in the eNews email Archive.


For more information see:

The new "front matter"
As announced last month with the change in publishing approach for 2011, I have significantly revised the Introduction Article and the Overview Article for each of the three subject areas. If you are maintaining your own soft-copy of the Articles, or printing them, then you might want to download the following updates. And recently new Toolbox Members might want to read the Overview Articles to help understand what sort of material is included within the 100 or so published Articles that are available in the Toolbox.
Latest Tables of Contents pages
Don't forget to download the three latest Table of Contents pages at any time. Links to these 2-page PDF files are included in the Quick Links section at right.

The Detailed Topic Index is also available so that we can look up a list of keywords to find out which published articles contain related information. See the link in the Quick Links section at right.

Any problems?

What if you have some sort of problem with accessing the Toolbox and any of these Articles? Or maybe the Username and Password doesn't work. If there is any problem at all, simply contact me by email or phone. The best email address for this is: Occasionally emails disappear - the system thinks they are spam, or the ISP might think they are spam. If I don't reply within a day or so, please contact me by other email address or phone.
In Closing

There is nothing secret in this email, so feel free to forward it to someone if you think they might benefit from the information, or from being a Toolbox Member. The easiest way to do this is to use the "Forward Email" link at the bottom.

I am also confident that my Toolbox Members won't be sharing their username and password with non-members. It is not fair that I spend all this time preparing the materials, and then my Toolbox Members pay money to have legitimate access, only to let some people pay nothing to read and view the details.

Please feel free to email an individual Article to others as a sample; but if they want online access to all the materials, it is pretty cheap, so they should subscribe as a Toolbox Member. There is information about Toolbox Membership in the Quick Links section at right. 
Happy to receive feedback, or suggestions for new content or improvements.
Until next month,
Happy investing or trading,

Robert B. Brain
(mobile: 0438 355 910)

ps: watch out for the sharks in the ocean!

In This Issue
Focus on STOP LOSS!!
Key changes
Revised Intro
Tables of Contents
Any Problems?

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