How do i place a stop loss when i buy shares?

I was going to buy some shares today but realised there is no option on the Buy area to actually set a stop?
I have trawled through the forums and found the below:

“After buying the shares you will need to tap sell, change the tab from market to stop and set the trigger point that it will create a market order for you”

Is that correct? It seems a bit strange when on other platforms I’ve looked into you can simply set the stop loss on the buy order itself?


Hey, @Hampshire101.

The Stop Loss order is available in CFD accounts only. Regarding Invest/SA accounts, we have a dedicated article in our Help Centre about Limit and Stop orders, and you can check it out here.