How Investors Can Lose A Lot Of Money With Exchange Traded Index Funds


Investors in ETFs (exchange traded index funds) can lose a lot of money if they try to use a brokerage’s safety harness.

This misguided safety feature is called a stop loss order.

I explain how it works and the pain that it can cause in my latest AssetBuilder Article.

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Andrew Hallam

I’m a financial columnist for Canada’s national paper, The Globe and Mail, as well as for AssetBuilder, a financial service firm based in Texas. I’m also the author of Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School (2nd Ed. Wiley 2017) and The Global Expatriate’s Guide To Investing: From Millionaire Teacher to Millionaire Expat (Wiley 2015). My mission is to educate, motivate and inspire people on basic retirement planning and best practices for investing, using evidence-based strategies. I'm happy to comment on your questions. However, please read the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and the Comments Policy.

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