Our fx profit/loss calculator helps you estimate the potential profit or loss of your proposed trade. To calculate your profit/loss, choose your account currency and currency pair, input the opening and hypothetical closing prices, select buy or sell, and then enter the lot size and click calculate. Note that the yen is quoted to three decimal places and all other currencies are quoted to five decimal places. Please remember that this is just an estimate and is not guaranteed.

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Result in pips

When buying: (Closing price – opening price) / 0.0001
When selling: (Opening price – closing price) / 0.0001

Result in monetary value

When buying: (Closing price – opening price) x (quote currency/account currency) x (lot size x 100,000)
When selling: (Opening price – closing price) x (quote currency/account currency) x (lot size x 100,000)

View Example

Account currency = USD
Currency pair = GBP/USD
Base = USD Quote =GBP
Opening price = 1.44769
Closing price = 1.44879
Lot size = 0.03
Profit = (1.44879 – 1.44769) x (0.03 x 100,000) = 3.3USD

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Account currency = USD
Currency pair = GBP/USD
Base = USD Quote =GBP
Opening price = 1.44769
Closing price = 1.44879
Lot size = 0.03
Profit = (1.44769– 1.44879) x (0.03 x 100,000) = -3.3USD

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Our forex pip value calculator will help you to work out the value of a pip, which is important as part of your risk management strategy. To determine the pip value, select your account currency and currency pair, add the lot size and click calculate.

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Pip Value = (Pip in decimal places * Units of base currency) / Market spot price

View  Example 1

1 lot of GBP/USD with a GBP account
One pip in decimals: 0.0001
Units of base currency: 100,000
Market spot price for GBP/USD: 1.22615
Calculation: (0.0001 * 100,000 = 10) / 1.22615 (opening price) = 8.1556
Each pip is worth GBP 8.16

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If your account is based in GBP and you are trading EUR/CHF you will need to convert the value to GBP.
1 lot of EUR/CHF with a GBP account
One pip in decimals: 0.0001
Units of base currency: 100,000
Market spot price for EUR/CHF: 1.07391
Market spot price for EUR/GBP: 0.87325
Calculation: (0.0001 * 100,000 = 10) / 1.07397 * 0.87325 (Market spot price for EUR/GBP)
Each pip is worth GBP 8.13

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Calculation for JPY pair: (1.00 * 100,000) = 1000 / 114.211 (Market spot price)
1 lot of USD/JPY on a USD account
1 pip in decimals: 0.01
Units of base currency: 100,000
Market spot price: 114.211
Calculation: 0.01 * 100,000 = 1000 / 114.211 (Market spot price) = \$8.7557

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Margin is the amount of funds required to be held on an open position. Use our forex margin calculator to determine how much margin you require to guarantee a new open position. Your margin will help you to decide on your level of leverage and lot size. To work out the required margin, choose your account currency, currency pair, lot size and leverage and then click calculate.

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(Contract size x 100,000) / Leverage = Margin requirement

View  Example 1

Account currency = USD
Currency pair = GBP/USD
Base currency = USD
Lot size = 1
Leverage = 1:400
A trade of 1 lot on GBP/USD with a leverage of 1:400 on an account held in USD
1 lot = 100,000 units of base currency
1.00 * 100,000 / 400 = 250

The margin required for this trade is \$250

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The following example shows you GBP as the base currency so you will need to convert this to the Account Currency.

Account currency = USD
Currency pair = GBP/CHF
Base currency = GBP
Lot size = 0.01
Leverage = 1:400
Spot rate of USDCHF = 1.00892
A trade of 0.01 lot on GBP/CHF with a leverage of 1:400 on an account held in USD
0.01 lot = 1000 units of base currency
0.01 x 100,000 (= 1000) / 400 * 1.00892 = 2.5223 USD

The required margin for this trade is \$2.52

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