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Eldar Bob’s Soft Stops

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Contributed by Sloper Eldar Bob: This soft stop method is probably not great for an account that is subject to the Wash Sale Rule.

Stops have frustrated me time and again.

Each morning, I start off with a list of positions and their dollar value. There is a list of short term long positions. Among those positions, I have used a different colored pen and put a box around those symbols which might turn against me. Likewise, I have put a box around the dollar size of the holdings which have a nominal value which is greater than my ideal position limit. I have also put a box around the nominal values of names to which I might want to add.