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Say I have portfolio with a market value of $500,000 that is made up of 30 companies. I want to calculate a 2% loss limit for any one share position. Can you suggest a formula to accomplish this.

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If you stop losses at 2%, you'll be selling shares all the time, taking tax hits when you do, and having a hard time getting back in before the market moves back up.
Most retail investors get caught in these "strategies" and end up doing worse than the broad market.
Suggest that whenever your 2% stop loss strategy frees up cash from an individual stock , put half the money in a Large Cap index fund and the other half in a Mid Cap index fund, and then leave it alone.

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