Oh dont get me wrong, you can close the position at any time you want. They will even take thier bias into account sometimes on closing the position once the stop is met : I've seen it run past the stop by 4-6 points on one occassion, before it actually triggers.
My problem is that, as Chartman is so fond of saying, you sit there thinking "hang on, I can see some res. there, I'm sure it will bounce off and I'll be fine" Of course, you think this will happen, and it never does.
I've now learnt that if it doesnt do what I think it should do fairly soon after opening a position, it probably won't do it at all and I'm wrong, and should get out. Hence, havent had a stop triggered for a while, and thanks the CM's excellent posts/input, things might stay like that.