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How to Calculate a Target & Stop Loss Price for a Stock?

In this blog investment advisory team at A1 Intraday Tips has tried to explain that the meaning of Target & Stop loss in NSE Share Market.

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What is the Target & Stop Loss?

We advise to all traders, that whenever a trader or an Investor buys or sells the share/stock he should also decide the target and stop loss for that particular stock to avoid loss of his capital. Generally when share market is going up, Investor /trader should buy the share /stock, set a target and stop loss. We would like to explain this by giving a live trade example

Buy Reliance @ 1000 target 1025 and stop loss 980. This means after buying the Reliance stock @ 1000, if stock goes up and makes high of 1025, its could be called as target achieved, the trader should sell the shares and book his profit. Same way if stock price goes down and makes low of 980, which is the stop loss fixed by the trader, a trader should book loss by selling the shares @ 980. This is called as stop loss trigger in trading at NSE Market.
If Market is in bearish trend and market is going down Investor/trader can short sell to make profit. First short sell the stock and then buy the share, also is a very good idea to make money in bearish market. Again we would like to give a live trade example of short selling, so that a novice / beginner in trading can understand the concept better, and can do winning trades in stock market.

Suppose a Trader Ajay plans to Sell Maruti @ 5000 for target’s 4700 and stop loss 5150. This means after Selling Maruti stock @ 5000, if stock goes down and touches low 4700, the target gets achieved. Same way suppose if stock goes up and makes high of 5150, stop loss will get trigger. Ajay will have to Buy the Maruti and book loss of 150 on every share.

How many types of Investor?

  1. Commonly there are three types of Investors.
  2. Intraday Traders (On daily Basis)
  3. Short Term Investor (Invest For two to three Months)
  4. Long Term Investor (Invest For minimum 1 Year)

How do you calculate a target & stop loss price for a stock?

Target & Stop Loss for Positional Trades

If you are taking a Short term / long term Positional trade, calculating Share/ stock target & stop loss prices relies on a lot of data, Fundamental analysis of the company, News on New orders, Mergers, etc. There are lot of broking house who also give recommendations or Individual Investment Advisories who can help you with this research. A Well Research stock using fundamental analysis can help you determine whether a stock is undervalued or overvalued as per its peers in the industry. This will help you to set target and stop loss for the stock. Although stock targets can be frequently adjusted as per the behaviour of the market from time to time. Target and stop loss, can use as figures so as to avoid big losses and to book good profits too.

We recommend a Target of 10-15% for Short term trades and 25-30% for long term trades. Similarly a Stop loss should be set at 8-10% for short term and 12-15% for long term trades

Target & Stop Loss for Day / Intraday Trades

Intraday trading is done by studying charts, Study of Technical indicators, so as to make winning trades. A Day trader should Buy at low price and sell at high rates during the day to make profits. If market is bearish or it’s falling a trader can short sell first and square off by buying later to make profits. A Well Research stock using technical analysis should be place for at 1.25% to 1.5% for intraday trades in NSE Market. A stop loss should be set at 1.5% to 1.75% for intraday trades to avoid loss of capital.

A Trader should be adjustable in fixing the target and stop loss in volatile markets. This should be done some times only if market is very volatile only.

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