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A stockbroker may offer an investor the ability to place a stop loss order on a shareholding.

The stop loss order serves as an automatic instruction from the investor to sell a shareholder if the share price falls below a specific price.

The respective specific price is set by the investor depending on their risk appetite.

A stockbroker may also offer investors to set a buy limit and sell limit on shares.

The buy limit serves as an instruction from the investor to buy a share at a price that it drops to or below as set by the investor.

Conversely, the sell limit serves as an instruction from the investor for the broker to sell a shareholding should the share price meet or exceed a value set by the investor.