Trailing stop

A Trailing Stop order is a stop order that has a trigger price that changes with the spot price.

As the market rises (for long positions), the stop price rises according to the proportion set by the user, but if the market price falls, the stop price remains unchanged.

This type of stop order helps an investor to set a limit on the maximum possible loss without limiting the possible gain on a position.

It also reduces the need to constantly monitor the market prices of open positions.