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I use PRT and will be buying and closing positions using alerts with an associated triggers. Sometimes I will buy multiple positions for different purposes and I was wondering how to make sure the "right" position closes when I associate a sell order with the alert?
Let's say I already have 1000 shares of a stock that I intend to keep for at least another few months. While I have this position open I decide to buy another 500 shares of the same stock that I only intend to keep for a few days. I can see in my portfolio that the positions are separated from each other so so far everything is good. Now how can I make sure that when I after a few days put an alert with an associated sell order of 500 shares that it sells only the position that i bought recently? Would PRT know what position to sell because the number of shares that I specified are the same? Would it for example sell my longer term investment if I would have associated a trigger to the alert to sell 1000 shares?Edited by Pro85
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