AIMS | Trading Conditions

Live Account

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Two types of identification documents are required for successful approval. You are required to provide a clear scan of both document types and upload it to your User Profile > Document section after registration.


1. Proof of identity:

A valid government issued identity card or passport

2) Proof of address:

A copy of a recent account statement from a recognized bank or

A copy of a recent utility bill or

A copy of a government-issued document with your residential address listed

AIMS will make your administration process hassle-free and efficient. You may begin trading in just 2 simple steps:


Step 1: Online Registration

You are required to complete our online application form by providing all the necessary information for your account. Upon your successful sign up, you will receive a welcome email from AIMS. This entire process is intuitive and should not take more than 3 minutes.


Step 2 : Funding in

After you have received our approval email, you will be automatically logged into your account and may deposit funds into your account via several methods. Once the funds are credited, you may begin trading.


Step 3: Uploading Required Documents

After registration, Click on User Profile at the top right hand corner of the screen. Scroll down until you see the Document section. Upload your remaining personal documents.


Important note:

If you have received a sign-up link or QR code, you can use the link or scan the QR code for quick access to AIMS account registration page.


AIMS requires your bank details to process your withdrawal. This is in line with the requirement of regulatory authorities.

AIMS will never share your private data without your permission.

There are no fees involved in opening a live account with AIMS.

Yes, hedging is allowed. AIMS does not impose any restrictions on your trading methods. We respect the style of each individual trader and it is our duty to provide you with the best platform to maximize your potential.

AIMS offers flexible leverage options ranging from 1:1 to 1:200 for all live accounts.

AIMS leverage is default at 1:100. Every client will be subjected to different leverage based on the project(s) that they are involved in. If there are any queries, kindly drop an email to [email protected] indicating your username and account number. Our Customer Service team will attend to your queries.

AIMS does not accept U.S. clients. The U.S. CTFC regulation prevents U.S. clients from trading with brokers outside the United States. AIMS complies with international regulations.

AIMS services are not available to residents of USA, Iran, Cuba, Sudan, Syria, North Korea and any sanctioned countries. Financial trading regulations vary by countries. If unsure, please check with the local relevant laws and regulations.

Only investors over the age of 18 can open an account for trading.

Please follow the steps below to reset your password.

Step 1: Click "Forget your password?" on the login screen,

Step 2: Enter your email address registered with AIMS. You will receive an email from AIMS,

Step 3: Click on the link provided in the email to reset your password.

Please follow the steps below to reset your password.


Step 1: Log into to your account on cp.aimsfx.com

Step 2: Go to "Setting" on the top right hand corner

Step 3: Click "Change Password"

Step 4: Enter Current Password, New Password and Confirm Password

Step 5: Click "Change Password" to save changes.


Demo Account

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Demo accounts are otherwise known as "practise" accounts for new traders to familiarize themselves with the AIMS trading platform to get a feel of actual live trading. It is a highly recommended way to begin your trading career or for experienced traders to test newly formulated techniques and strategies. In this circumstance, we offer demo accounts for Metatrader 4.

No real money is involved. As mentioned, a demo account is an instrument for practise using virtual money. The amount of virtual money is determined based on your choice of initial deposit of either USD 10,000 or any amount you select.

Unlike most online brokers, AIMS demo trading account does not expire. We welcome you to use our free demo accounts for as long as you wish because we believe that you should only start live trading when you feel comfortable.

We encourage you to continue practising trading on our demo accounts till you are sufficiently equipped and ready to make real money.

The basic intention of the demo account is to mimic live trading so that traders can have a tangible feel of a real trading environment. The pricing on the demo platform is indicative of the live pricing. However, it should not be confused as a real time mirror image of what is displayed on a live account.


The demo account is designed to assume that all markets are infinitely liquid at all times of any transaction. However, this may not be the case of how the live markets function. During highly volatile market periods such as important news releases, there are occasions when the interbank market is illiquid.


Both the demo account and the live account are hosted on different servers.

This is to ensure that clients are able to experiment with all kinds of trading methods and EAs on demo servers and that these excessive loads do not affect the integrity and performance of the live servers.

However, we strive to uphold the most indicative pricing and spread to provide the best gauge of a live account.

Please follow the steps below to create your demo account.

Step 1: Open AIMS Metatrader 4 software

Step 2: The "Open an Account" screen may appear automatically upon first log in. Otherwise, go to "File" and click on "Open an Account"

Step 3: Select "New Demo Account"

Step 4: Fill in the information required and check the "I agree to subscribe to your newsletters" box and click "Next"

Step 5: You will be given a Login and Password. Do record down this login information as it is likely required on your subsequent logins

Step 6: Your Demo Account Number will be displayed on the top left corner of AIMS Metatrader 4 as well as under the navigator window

Similar to the live account, there is no trading on weekends. Trading is available only during regular trading hours. The Currency Market opens on Sunday 5pm EST (10pm GMT) and closes on Friday 5pm EST (10pm GMT).


MetaTrader 4

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AIMS is using MetaTrader 4 (MT4) platform, provided by MetaQuotes.

MT4 platform is supported by Windows, Mac OS, Linux, iPhone/iPad and Android devices.

There are 2 ways to download the MT4 platform.


a. Click the links provided in the email provided after your account registration to download the MT4 platform, or

b. Go to the AIMS website at www.aimsfx.com to download the MT4 platform


Note: Computers and laptops running MacOS (or other operating systems by Apple) require a special application to operate this software. Mobile phone users can download the MT4 mobile application via Google Play Store or Apple Store.

Please follow the steps below to install MT4 platform for Windows.


Step 1: Click on the installation file. AIMS MetaTrader 4 Setup window will appear

Step 2: A new window will appear that shows the installation progress

Step 3: Upon completion of the installation process, AIMS MT4 program will open automatically. Click "Finish" if it fails to open.

Please follow the steps below to install MT4 platform on your mobile device.


Step 1: Download the MT4 application from the Google Play Store or Apple Store

Step 2: Open MT4 platform and click “Login to An Existing Account”

Step 3: Type “Aims” to search for AIMS Broker Server

Step 4: Select “AIMS - Live Server” for live account or "AIMS - Demo Server" for demo account

Step 5: Key in your MT4 Account number and password provided by AIMS.

Please follow the steps below to add additional MT4 accounts on your mobile device.


Step 1: Log into your MT4 account

Step 2: Go to "Setting" on the top right corner and click "Manage" accounts"

Step 3: Click "+" then click “Login to An Existing Account”

Step 4: Type “Aims” to search for AIMS Broker Server

Step 5: Select “AIMS - Live Server” for live account or "AIMS - Demo Server" for demo account

Step 6: Key in your MT4 Account number and password provided by AIMS.

These are the possible reasons:

· Incorrect account number

· Incorrect password

· Incorrect server. Note: Please use "AIMS-live" server for real users and "AIMS-Demo" for simulated user.

AIMS uses the mobile MT4 trading platform provided by MetaQuotes, which is applicable to Apple's iOS (iPhone) and Android systems.


We recommend mobile MT4 due to:

  • Speedy performance, hence better accuracy
  • Stability
  • Simple user interface
  • No geographical restrictions
  • Convenient trading on-the-go

Please follow the steps below to change your MT4 account leverage.


Step 1: Log into your MT4 account

Step 2: Mouse over "MT4 Account" and select "Account"

Step 3: Click "Manage" from the MT4 account list and select "Change Leverage"

Step 4: Select leverage and click "Confirm update"

Step 5: Click "Yes" on the pop-up text box.

Please follow the steps below to reset your MT4 password.


Step 1: Log into your MT4 account,

Step 2: Mouse over "MT4 Account" and select "Account"

Step 3: Click "Manage" from the MT4 account list and select "Reset MT4 Password"

Step 4: Click "Yes" on the pop-up text box.

Please follow the steps below to reset your MT4 password.


Step 1: Log into your AIMS account,

Step 2: Click "Tool"

Step 3: Click "Option"

Step 4: Under "Server" tab, click "Change Password"

Step 5: Enter your current password in the Current Password" field

Step 6: Enter your new password in the "New Password" field

Step 7: Enter your new password in the "Confirm" field

Step 8: Click "Ok".

Please follow the steps below to change the language setting.


Step 1: Go to "Main Menu"

Step 2: Click the second button from the "Main Menu"

Step 3: Click "show", "check" or "view" (depending on current language)

Step 4: Select language and close the MT4 platform to apply changes

Step 5: Re-start your MT4 account.

Right-click on the market quotation column and click "Show all" to view all tradeable instruments.

Please follow the steps below to add tradeable instruments.


Step 1: Open the market information page ("Quotes")

Step 2: Click "+" on the upper right corner

Step 3: Select from the list of tradeable instruments and return to the market information page ("Quotes").

Please follow the steps below to clear your MT4 history.


Step 1: Log into your MT4 account,

Step 2: Double click the selected time such as 1 minute and 5 minutes in the menu bar

Step 3: Click "Tools"

Step 4: Click "History data center"

Step 5: Click "Select variety"

Step 6: Hold down shift key and select all

Step 7: Delete all records in the database

Step 8: Close the MT4 platform. History will be removed.

No, account deletion is not supported.

Please follow the steps below to transfer fund from E-Wallet to MT4 account.


Step 1: Log into your AIMS account

Step 2: Mouse over "Revenue" and select "Withdraw via/transfer to?"

Step 3: Enter the amount to transfer and click "Confirm Withdraw".

Please follow the steps below to transfer funds from your MT4 account to E-Wallet.


Step 1: Log into your AIMS account

Step 2: Mouse over "MT4 Account" and select "Account"

Step 3: Click "Manage" next to the MT4 account

Step 4: Click "Transfer to E-Wallet

Step 5: Enter the amount to transfer and click "Confirm Withdraw"

Step 6: Proceed to submit your withdrawal from your E-Wallet.

Please follow the steps below to transfer funds between MT4 accounts.


Step 1: Log into your AIMS account

Step 2: Mouse over "MT4 Account" and select "Account"

Step 3: Click "Manage" next to the MT4 account

Step 4: Click "Transfer between MT4"

Step 5: Enter the amount to transfer and click "Confirm Withdraw".

It is possible to close all positions by using EA. However, manual closure of positions relies on the individual.

Please follow the steps below.


Step 1: From "Tools", select "Click for trading"

Step 2: Click "Options trading"

Step 3: Read and agree the terms of use

Step 4: Click icon "X" below profit to quickly close or cancel pending order(s).

Please follow the steps below to add technical indicators.


Step 1: Log into your MT4 account

Step 2: Go to "File" and select "MQL4"

Step 3: Select the indicators to be added

Step 4: Close MT4 to refresh to indicators list

Step 5: Re-start your MT4 account

Step 6: Customize the indicators according to your preference. The indicators are now ready to be added onto the trading charts.


Deposit

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The minimum deposit is USD 100.

Yes. The deposited amount will be converted to US dollars using the real-time exchange rate.

These options are available depending on your regions:

  • Bank Transfer
  • Mastercard / Visa
  • Best Pay
  • Eeziepay
  • PayTrust88
  • FasaPay

Please follow the steps below to make a deposit.

Step 1: Log into your AIMS account

Step 2: Mouse over and click "Deposit"

Step 3: Select the MT4 account to deposit

Step 4: Select your method to deposit

Step 5: Select "USD" as the currency

Step 6: Enter the amount to deposit

Step 7: You will be directed to the payment gateway for approval. For wire transfer, please upload the proof of transfer

Step 8: Click "Confirm". Your deposit will be credited to your account after verification

Use the following information to process TT with your respective Singapore banking account.


Beneficiary Name: SCOTRAN PTE LTD

Bank Name: CIMB Bank Berhad

Bank Address: 50 Raffles Place #09-01, Singapore Land Tower, Singapore 048623

Bank Account: 2000655345

Bank Remarks: Please input “10001028” (COMPULSORY FOR FUNDS TRACKING)



After processing TT from your Singapore banking account, please complete the steps below.


Step 1: Log into your AIMS account

Step 2: Mouse over and click "Deposit"

Step 3: Select the MT4 account to deposit

Step 4: Select "Bank Transfer" as your method to deposit

Step 5: Select "SGD" as the currency (USD/SGD exchange rate will be based on our indicative backend rate)

Step 6: Enter the amount to deposit

Step 7: Click "Browse" to upload TT advice

Step 8: Click "Confirm Deposit". Your deposit will be credited to your account after verification which is usually within 3 business days

Step 9: You will receive an email notification regarding the funding approval

There are no TT charges imposed by a Singaporean banking account. Please note, however, that FAST transfer is not available during weekends.

The service charges for deposit via wire transfer range from USD 30-60 per order by the bank

There is no restriction when using card / banking account to deposit,

AIMS provides fund security by way of Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) of up to USD 2 Million for all clients' funds held in segregated accounts which are regulated by the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC).

Regardless of whether you deposit via online transfer or over the counter banking, you will receive a confirmation slip/receipt indicating the status of your transaction. You may check the status of your deposit online by following the steps below or contact your bank for more details.


Step 1: Log into your AIMS account,

Step 2: Click your "MT4 account" to view the status of your deposit.


If you are still not able to trace your deposit, please provide the proof of transaction(s) when submitting your enquiry to AIMS.

Please follow the steps below to transfer fund from E-Wallet to MetaTrader 4 account.

Step 1: Log into your AIMS account

Step 2: Mouse over "Revenue" and select "Withdraw via/transfer to?"

Step 3: Enter the amount to transfer and click "Confirm Withdraw"

Please follow the steps below to change the language setting.


Step 1: Go to "Main Menu"

Step 2: Click the second button from the "Main Menu"

Step 3: Click "show", "check" or "view" (depending on current language)

Step 4: Select language and close the MT4 platform to apply changes

Step 5: Re-start your MT4 account.

Yes. AIMS clients can deposit using SGD FAST Transfer to our EMI account.
Clients can transfer funds up to S$200,000 per transaction subject to daily or monthly transfer limits.

There will be no deposit or withdrawal charges on our end. However, your bank may impose charges on your end. Kindly check with your bank for more details.

The exchange rate will be based on the client portal deposit rate when the client uploads his/her SGD deposit slip.

Yes, you may deposit your SGD cheque with CIMB. For cheque deposit, you must state the following details on the cheque:


Beneficiary: SCOTRAN PTE LTD

Account number: 2000655345

Reference stated at the back of the cheque: 10001028

Front and back photo of the cheque must be uploaded to client backend for verification.

If you have transferred funds to a wrong bank account, you should inform your bank immediately and notify us via email.

SCOTRAN is a entity that offers electronic money services. It allows SGD funding for local clients under CIMB BANK arrangement. These are licensed payment gateway that accepts different currencies funding flow for AIMS. When clients fund using SGD, they have to state a specific number under the internet banking: ‘’REMARKS/ ADDITIONAL COMMENT‘’ column for tracking of transaction and creditingin speed. AIMS will credit to respective traders’ MT4. Funding and withdrawal of capital will be via this funding method. As this facility is set up in SGD, there are negligibile bank charges during transfer. However, the exchange rate from SGD to USD to credit to MT4 will be based on the backend client portal rate.


Withdrawal

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The service charges for withdrawal via wire transfer range from USD 30-60 per order by the bank

Withdrawal can only be made to the account holder of the bound card / banking account.

This is to prevent malicious withdrawal. The name on the card / banking account must be consistent with the name of your account with AIMS.

AIMS provides fund security by way of Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) of up to USD 2 Million for all clients' funds held in segregated accounts which are regulated by the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC).

Please follow the steps below to change your banking details.


Step 1: Log into your AIMS account

Step 2: Go to "User Data" to update your banking details

Step 3. Click "Update" and wait for approval. The approval process will usually take 1-2 business days.

You can submit your withdrawal request online. Please follow the steps below to make a withdrawal.


Step 1: Log into your AIMS account

Step 2: Click "Revenue"

Step 3: Click "Withdrawal/Transfer"

Step 4: Select "Withdrawal via/transfer to"

Step 5: Select from "Please select a Bank Account"

Step 6: Enter your withdrawal amount

Step 7: Click "Confirm Withdraw". You should receive your withdrawal within 1-2 business days.

You can submit your withdrawal request online. Please follow the steps below to make a withdrawal.


Step 1: Log into your AIMS account

Step 2: Click "Revenue"

Step 3: Click "Withdrawal/Transfer"

Step 4: Select "Withdrawal via/transfer to"

Step 5: Select your Singapore banking account from "Please select a Bank Account"

Step 6: Enter your withdrawal amount

Step 7: Click "Confirm Withdraw". You should receive your withdrawal within 3 business days.


Important note: Withdrawal to Singaporean banking accounts is only valid for clients who deposited in Singaporean dollars (SGD).

There are no TT charges imposed by a Singaporean banking account. Please note, however, that FAST transfer is not available during weekends.

You should receive your withdrawal within 1-2 business days after submitting your request. You may check your withdrawal status online.


Step 1: Log into your AIMS account

Step 2: Click your "MT4 account" to view the status of your withdrawal.

AIMS provides fund security by way of Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) of up to USD 2 Million for all clients' funds held in segregated accounts which are regulated by the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC).

We cannot accommodate your request because we have to follow the standard clearance procedures which will usually take 1-2 business days.

If you are prompted to upload information, it means you have not submitted your banking details or your details are incomplete.

Please follow the steps below to update your banking details.

Step 1: Log into your AIMS account

Step 2: Go to "User Data" to update your banking details

Step 3. Click "Update" and wait for approval. The approval process will usually take 1-2 business days.

Step 4: Try to submit your withdrawal request again after your banking details has been verified and approved.

AIMS will not entertain any third party withdrawal requests. Third party withdrawals will be rejected in accordance and in compliance with the international anti-money laundering pact in which AIMS must adhere to.

Please follow the steps below to transfer funds from your MetaTrader 4 to E-Wallet.


Step 1: Log into your AIMS account

Step 2: Mouse over "MT4 Account" and select "Account"

Step 3: Click "Manage" next to the MetaTrader 4 account

Step 4: Click "Transfer to E-Wallet"

Step 5: Enter the amount to transfer and click "Confirm Withdraw".

No, you can't. Your MetaTrader 4 account is for trading purposes only.

Please transfer your funds to E-Wallet for withdrawal by following the steps below.


Step 1: Log into your AIMS account

Step 2: Mouse over "MT4 Account" and select "Account"

Step 3: Click "Manage" next to the MetaTrader 4 account

Step 4: Click "Transfer to E-Wallet"

Step 5: Enter the amount to transfer and click "Confirm Withdraw"

Step 6: Proceed to submit your withdrawal to your E-Wallet.

Withdrawal of capital will be made through the original mode of funding. Withdrawal of profit will be made through bank transfer to your personal banking account.

The exchange rate will be based on our backend withdrawal rate on the date the withdrawal was submitted. Only clients who made their deposits in SGD will be able withdraw in SGD, including profits from trading. There is no withdrawal limit.


Margin Call & Stop Out Policies

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Your trading account will require trading margin. A margin call will be issued when your Margin Level (%) hits a level of 200%. As an indicator/signal that your account requires more margin, the dashboard terminal will turn pink/red and traders are advised to reduce their exposure or increase their available margin.


The critical level is at 100%, whereby open positions will be closed by AIMS in order to free up more margin. This is to prevent traders from an over-exposure in their trading positions and causing their accountsto go into negative equity. All credits included in the trading equity can be used as margin, which means that clients already have an advantage of increased margin right from the start.

Stopout Warning: Clients must be aware of AIMS' stop-out mechanisms. When the level of stopout is reached (margin level 100%), all orders will be automatically realized and cut. AIMS operates on a fully STP model, we follow the same methodology of positions closure as our Liquidity Providers.

When the margin ratio reaches or falls below 200%, the dashboard terminal will turn pink/red and clients are advised to reduce exposure or increase their available margin.


Forex Trading Basics

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The currency for trading is US dollars.

Market participants include prime brokerages, retail market participants, institutional hedgers and central banks, etc.

Swap rate is the interest that you earn or pay for holding an open position overnight. Every currency has its own specific interest rate and because Forex is traded in pairs, every trade involves two different currencies with two distinct interest rates.

  • Positive Swap : If the interest rate on the currency you bought (base currency) is higher than the interest rate of the currency you sold (counter currency), you will earn interest.
  • Negative Swap : If the interest rate on the currency you bought (base currency) is lower than the interest rate of the currency you sold (counter currency), you will pay interest.
  • MT4 automatically calculates your swap rates. Do take note that the swap rate can significantly affect your trade due to the additional cost and profit over a prolonged period.

Triple swap rates are charged in the roll-over period on Wednesday night to account for the settlement of trades over the weekend where no swap rates are charged due to the market being closed.

The overnight interest (swap charges) is charged by the bank. AIMS charge spread fee only.

You can check the overnight swap charges for holding a position from the MT4 platform. Please follow the steps below to check.


Step 1: Go to the market quotation window

Step 2: Right click on the intended instrument you wish to check

Step 3: Click "Specification" to view

If you place a buy stop or stop entry order at a price level that is filled at the open of the market on Sunday, the order will be filled at the next closest available price. Negative or positive slippages may be experienced depending on the degree of price change from Friday till Sunday.

The spread is variable.

The minimum spread is EU 1.5

There is no spread sheet available. For more details, please log into the MT4 platform.

The default cost of Gold trading is averagely USD 0.40 per lot.

Each order has a minimum trade of 0.01 share and a maximum of 40 shares.

No service charge is incurred from trading our products, except for the spread fee and possible swap charges.

Our products are under the contract for differences (CFD).


AIMS, as a true STP-model foreign exchange broker, can have direct access to the highly liquid global foreign exchange trading market, which not only ensures trading transparency and accurate delivery of client orders through cooperation with top liquidity service providers, but also avoids intervention from external factors.


AIMS provides a wide range of electronic trading products for institutions and trading professionals which include CFD products such as stocks, indices, oil and currencies.

The formula for calculating profit and loss:

  • Buying price (closing price - opening price) * contract unit * number of shares = amount of profit and loss
  • Selling price (opening price - closing price) * contract unit * number of shares = amount of profit and loss

Leverage is the use of borrowed money (called capital) to invest in a currency, stock, or security. Leverage is calculated from the actual price of the product and the margin is not fixed because the price of each product keeps changing. The leverage ratio of our products on the trading platform is basically between 1 and 200 times.

Leverage at 1:200 is conducive to raising the utilization rate of capital to realize low investment and high return. The T+0 trading enables clients to make their investment more flexible.

  • Heavier losses:Leverage can be a nuisance because it paves the way for heavier losses. The effect of leverage is to simply up the ante, so that in effect you’re playing with more money.
  • Leverage as a constant liability: Leveraging part of any transaction builds in an immediate liability that must be met by your account at the end of the day.
  • Margin call risk: You may fall below the margin requirements, thus triggering the margin call, which will automatically liquidate your portfolio.

Leverage is closely associated with margin because it is the ratio of "invested capital" to "actual contract value." The "invested capital" represents the amount of margin required by an investor for trading.

Slippage exists in any platforms with order trading.

In general, the pending order, stop-loss and stop-profit will be executed at the stipulated set price, but in the case of great fluctuations, the pending order may not be closed at the set price. In the case of price gap, the stop-loss order (including stop-loss) will be executed at the first price after the gap.

There is no non-farm trading restriction.

Yes, hedging is allowed and the margin level will be net off. AIMS does not impose any restriction on your trading methods. We respect the style of each indivual trader and it is our duty to provide you with the best platform to maximize your potential.

Round-trip means investors can both buy to open a position (buy up) and sell to open a position (buy down). Buying predicts a rise in price while selling predicts a decline in price. Profit is earned when the direction of price conforms to the direction of the opened position.

The stop-loss and stop-loss levels are valid until they are cancelled.

"Spread" exists in the trading process.

  • For buy up, the position must be closed at the selling price, or the stop-loss and stop-profit price must be set at the selling price
  • For buy low, the position must be closed at the purchasing price or the stop-loss and stop-profit price must be set at the purchasing price

The pending order trading price of all our tradeable products should be at least zero points away from the latest price.

There are four type of pending orders:

  • Buy stop
  • Buy limit
  • Sell stop
  • Sell limit