# Trading Calculator

A trading calculator is an indispensable tool for all traders. It is necessary for making important decisions and analyzing various trading parameters.

The calculator will provide you with a number of features:

- 1. Estimation of profit and loss from trading;
- 2. Analysis of the results for opening and closing prices;
- 3. Calculation of the amount of required collateral for positions;
- 4. Point value calculation.

### Results

### How to use the calculator:

In the "Main parameters" select:

- Trading instrument from the pop-up menu
- Estimated lot size (for CFDs 1 lot = 1 CFD, for currency pairs = 100 000 base currency)
- Leverage size from the pop-up menu
- The main currency of your account from the pop-up menu.

In the contract parameters set (optionally):

- Opening price (note that today's exchange rate is displayed by default)
- Closing price (note that this could be hypothetical or historical)
- Set the side of the deal (buy or sell) from the pop-up menu
- Click "Сalculate"

Now we can see the approximate results. A negative value indicates a loss and a positive value indicates a profit.

### Calculations

With the trading calculator you can calculate various factors. For example:

Contract size = Lots * Contract size per Lot

2 Lots of EUR/USD: 2 * 100,000 EUR = 200,000 EUR

Pip value (Forex) = (1 Pip / Exchange rate of quote currency to USD) * Lot * Contract size per Lot

2 Lots of EUR/USD: (0,0001 / 1) * 2 * 100,000 EUR = 20 USD

### Comments

### Disclaimer

The trader's calculator is a tool for obtaining preliminary information. We have done everything to provide the most accurate information, but you should not rely on the absolute quality of this device. In addition, any information provided may change.

### Terms:

**Buy / Sell —** when trading with leverage, a trader can act as both a buyer and a seller. That is, to make money not only on the rise in prices, but also on the fall. If the asset price rises, you can open a "long “position , if it falls— a "short" one.

**Fee —** on Free2ex, the fee for different types of instruments is individual, the fee rates can be found in the instrument specifications. The entire commission amount is debited when opening a position.

**Contract size —** the equivalent of the amount traded on the platform; it is calculated as the size of the standard lot multiplied by the number of lots. The standard lot size for currency pairs is 100 000 points of the base currency. For CFDs and other instruments, you can see the details in the contract specification.

**Instrument —** the asset that you trade.

**Leverage —** the ratio of the nominal value of a position to the amount of collateral required to open a position (for example, leverage of 1:500 means that an amount 500 times less is required to make a transaction of 100 000 euros, i.e. a trader will need 200 euros).

**Lot —** the generally accepted designation for volume when trading with leverage (for currency pairs, volume is usually measured in lots, when trading CFDs - by the number of contracts).

- 1.00 is a standard lot, or 100 000 points of the base currency.
- 0.10 is a mini-lot, or 1,000 units of the base currency.
- 0.01 is a micro lot or 1000 units of the base currency.

Note! When working with CFDs, 1 lot = 1 CFD (1 contract).

**Collateral —** the amount required to open and maintain a position.

**Point value —** a point is a measured value that reflects the change in the price of an asset. For instruments quoted up to the 5th decimal place (for example, GBP / USD - 1.32451), 1 point is equal to a price change of 0.00010; for instruments quoted up to the 3rd decimal place (for example, USD / JPY - 101.522), 1 point is equal to a price change by 0.010. For indices, 1 point is equal to a price change of 1.0 (index point). For other instruments, 1 point is equal to the tick size.

**Profit —** your profit or loss (marked with a -) for the expected trading scenario.

**Swap / 3 x Swap —** when trading with leverage, usually on Wednesday (midnight Wednesday to Thursday at 23:59 server time), the practice of calculating a 3-day swap is applied: for Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Some instruments, such as the DAX30 and others, are subject to 3-day swap calculations on Friday. To find out about the swap settlement days, look at the contract specifications of your instrument.

**Tick —** the minimum change in the quote of the instrument. For example, 0.00001 for EUR / USD and 0.1 points for the DAX30 index contract

**Time —** Swap is calculated between 23: 59: 30-23: 59: 59 server time.

**CP —** "Closing price" of the session. At this moment, the swap is calculated.

the generally accepted designation for volume when trading with leverage (for currency pairs, volume is usually measured in lots, when trading CFDs - by the number of contracts).

- 1.00 is a standard lot, or 100 000 points of the base currency.
- 0.10 is a mini-lot, or 1,000 units of the base currency.
- 0.01 is a micro lot or 1000 units of the base currency.

Note! When working with CFDs, 1 lot = 1 CFD (1 contract).