It depends on what sort of stop loss you have in place, being market or limit.
For the more typical StopMarket yes it will be triggered immediately (the final price of the sell order to get you out may even be different to that again, due to slippage).
For a StopLimit it won't be triggered until the price trades back up to a minimum of 1062.50 (which is a terrible thing for a proper stop loss which is designed to get you out). Which is why StopLimit(s) are generally used as Profit Target orders...
Hope that helps.
P.S. on reflection there is a chance that for a SELL StopLimit order, one could only place that above the market not below... which is why its a profit taking order not really a stop loss.
Last edited by cjdsellers; August 19th, 2016 at 09:50 PM.
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Since many here trade futures....just a few pointers. If there is a big gap or abnormal price move in price, even if your stops were regular stops, it does not mean they will be honored. I have seen Stops that were turned into limits because of such moves. I believe that each stop has a "protection" limit and if this is exceeded than a limit will be in place.
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I am sure the same thing applies to stock and I would encourage you to investigate.
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