What are the risks?
Hargreaves Lansdown cannot guarantee that your stop loss or limit order will be executed, even if the share price reaches the limit price or stop price you have set. If you are not comfortable with this, you should not use this service.
After the share price reaches the limit price or stop price you set we will attempt to place your deal in the market. However, share prices can change in seconds and if a share price has moved by the time we attempt to place your deal it may not be executed at the price you have set, or at all. We do not accept any liability for any loss or potential loss you may suffer if there is a delay in execution of a limit or stop loss order, a stop loss order is executed below the stop price or there is failure to execute a limit or stop loss order.