Trading with guaranteed stop loss orders (GSLOs)

Take control of your trading account with our guaranteed stop loss orders feature. Ensure your stop loss is executed at the exact level you choose, protecting your funds and reducing your risk.

What are the benefits of GSLOs?

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Higher Leverage

Enjoy lower margins when using GSLOs, freeing up additional funds for you to trade with.

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Limited risk

Determine your risk level before placing your trade, whilst upside potential remains unlimited.

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Free to place

GSLOs are completely free to place, and you’ll only be charged if the order is triggered.

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Range of markets

GSLOs are available on thousands of global CFD markets, including FX, commodities, indices and shares.

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Protection from gapping

Protect your funds from unexpected volatility, including market gapping and slippage.

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Automatic close outs

Trade with peace of mind knowing your position will be closed out automatically if the market moves against you.

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What is a GSLO?

GSLOs are similar to standard stop loss orders, but with a key difference: they guarantee to close your trade at the exact price specified by you, regardless of underlying market volatility and gapping. GSLOs are ideal for traders who are trading in volatile markets or who don't want to risk more than their initial deposit.

By setting the exact closeout level upfront you determine your maximum risk, potentially resulting in lower margin required to place the trade. This also makes GSLOs a limited-risk product - you cannot lose more than your initial margin if the market moves against you.

GSLOs act like insurance that you only pay for when you need. They are free to place, and you only pay a small premium if the GSLO is triggered, providing a cost-effective method of managing your risk.

What is a GSLO

How to place a GSLO

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Popular markets 


Available across thousands of global markets, see GSLO premiums and minimum distances on our most popular markets below. 

Indices Premiums
(charged upon trigger)
Minimum distance
Germany 40 0.7 x CFDs or stake* 0.25%
US SP 500 0.2 x CFDs or stake* 0.25%
Wall Street 1.8 x CFDs or stake* 0.25%
UK 100 0.4 x CFDs or stake* 0.25%
FX Premiums
(charged upon trigger)
Minimum distance
EUR/USD 1.5 x CFDs or stake* 0.25%
AUD/USD 1 x CFDs or stake* 0.25%
GBP/USD 2 x CFDs or stake* 0.25%
USD/JPY 2 x CFDs or stake* 0.25%
Equities Premiums
(charged upon trigger)
Minimum distance
DBS Group Holdings 0.25% of notional trade value 5%
Facebook 0.25% of notional trade value 10%
Noble Group 2.00% of notional trade value 35%
Keppel REIT CFD 0.25% of notional trade value 7.5%
Commodities Premiums
(charged upon trigger)
Minimum distance
US Crude Oil 4 x CFDs or stake * 1%
Gold 3 x CFDs or stake * 0.25%
Silver 2 x CFDs or stake * 0.5%

*Charged in base currency of the market and then converted to the base currency of the account.

 

 

 

Example of a GSLO trade 

 

 

You believe the Wall Street market price is going to rise, so you buy 2 Wall Street CFDs with an opening price of 35,420. 

You place a GSLO at 35,300, which means the maximum loss on the trade would be (35,420-35,300) x 2 = $240. 

The stop premium for Wall Street is 1.8x the quantity of CFDs and would therefore be 1.8 x 2 = $3.60 if your GSLO was triggered. 

The required margin is calculated as follows: 

Trade Size x Stop Distance x 1.1

In this example, your margin requirement would be: 2 x 120 x 1.1= $264 

GSLO wall street example SG 

As a result of high volatility, the price of the Wall Street Index moves against you and unexpectedly drops from 35,420 to 35,259. 

Despite market gapping, your trade closes automatically at your specified GSLO price of 35,300. 

Your total loss on the trade is therefore $240 (maximum risk) + $3.60 (stop premium) = $243.60 

If you had placed a standard stop loss order, then your position would have closed at the next available price (35,259) and resulted in a loss of $322.