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    • sevenhills
    • By sevenhills 9th Apr 18, 4:39 PM
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    Selling shares - timing
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    • 9th Apr 18, 4:39 PM
    Selling shares - timing 9th Apr 18 at 4:39 PM
    Shares go up and down all the time. Is it possible to leave instructions to sell shares when they reach a certain level?
    I have some shares, which had I sold them at the correct time, I would have been happy with the profit, they are now much lower, so I am just waiting, and waiting.

    I have some shares in a HL ISA and some where I hold the paper certificates.

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    • cloud_dog
    • By cloud_dog 9th Apr 18, 4:43 PM
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    Shares go up and down all the time. Is it possible to leave instructions to sell shares when they reach a certain level?
    I have some shares, which had I sold them at the correct time, I would have been happy with the profit, they are now much lower, so I am just waiting, and waiting.

    I have some shares in a HL ISA and some where I hold the paper certificates.
    Originally posted by sevenhills
    HL provide the ability to set 'limit' orders. Information here.

    Obviously not valid for paper certificates.
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    • TBC15
    • By TBC15 9th Apr 18, 5:12 PM
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    Anyone have any idea if Interactive Investor has a similar feature?
    • AnotherJoe
    • By AnotherJoe 9th Apr 18, 5:13 PM
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    • 9th Apr 18, 5:13 PM
    http://www.iii.co.uk/shares/order-types
    • msallen
    • By msallen 9th Apr 18, 5:14 PM
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    • 9th Apr 18, 5:14 PM
    Anyone have any idea if Interactive Investor has a similar feature?
    Originally posted by TBC15
    I don't know about II specifically but I'd be very surprised if any platform/broker didn't offer this. It is a basic trading operation.
    • sevenhills
    • By sevenhills 9th Apr 18, 5:15 PM
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    • 9th Apr 18, 5:15 PM
    HL provide the ability to set 'limit' orders. Information here.

    Obviously not valid for paper certificates.
    Originally posted by cloud_dog
    Limit orders and stop loss orders expire after 90 calendar days. They are deleted after close of business on the day of expiry.
    I guess that is similar to what I was looking for, thanks.

    • cloud_dog
    • By cloud_dog 9th Apr 18, 5:36 PM
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    I'm not aware of any provider offering unlimited time for limit orders.

    Just set a quarterly reminder in your calender to check the price ans reset your order
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    • Prism
    • By Prism 9th Apr 18, 5:57 PM
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    You could also look at buying call or put options for your stocks. This is more accurate but costs even if you don't exercise your rights to buy or sell
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