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Running Stops

The practice of market makers entering orders for the purpose of hitting customer stop loss orders.

Additional Comments:

Also called harvesting stops. Like ballooning, considered a negative practice by traders.

Related Terms:

The practice of a broker-dealer filling an order at a price not seen on the public ...

Stop Order
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Purchase of a security by a broker after the broker places an order for the same ...

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