Trading Calculator

The Forex and CFD Trading Calculator is a simple tool that helps a trader make trading planning easier. It can be used to calculate transaction data, specifying the necessary initial parameters, online.

Estimate the potential profit or loss for a position.

Compare trading results with different opening and closing prices.

Calculate the required margin to open a position.

Get precise information about the point value.

Trading account selection

Basic parameters

Contract parameters

Explanation of the Trading Calculator results

The trading calculator allows you to calculate the key parameters of transactions for different trading instruments. This is useful for beginners as well as more experienced traders. Beginners will benefit from a little detail based on the results of the calculations of the Trading Calculator:

Contract size = standard lot size * number of lots
For example 2 lots EURUSD: 2 * 100,000 EUR = 200,000 EUR
Cost of point (Forex) = (1 point / exchange rate of a quoted currency to base currency) * standard lot value * number of lots
For example 2 lots EURUSD: (0,00001 / 1) * 2 * 100000 EUR = 2 USD

How to use the Trading Calculator

  1. Enter the initial data on the transaction in the "Basic parameters" block: select the instrument and leverage, specify the desired number of lots (for example, for CFDs 1 lot = 100 CFD) and the currency of your account from the pop-up menu.

  2. Fill in the contract data in the "Contract parameters" block: set the opening price* and closing price**, and select "Buy" or "Sell" from the pop-up menu.

    • *The current exchange rate is displayed by default.
    • **Information on the closing price may be hypothetical or historical.
  3. Click the "Calculate" button. Now you can view estimated results for your trade. A negative value indicates losses and vice versa.

  4. To make new calculations, you just need to change the necessary parameters specified in paragraphs 1 and 2, and then click the "Calculate" button again.

Glossary

  1. Buy/Sell

    When trading Forex and CFD instruments, you can observe both growth and fall of quotes on the markets. If you see prices rising, you can go long (Sell) and if you see falling prices, you can go short (Sell).

  2. Commission

    This is a broker fee for servicing your trading account and trades.

  3. Contract size

    The equivalent of the amount traded on the Forex and/or CFD market, which is calculated as the value of a standard lot (100,000 units of the base currency for Forex instruments, CFDs and other instruments, the data can be found in the Contract Specifications).

  4. Trading tool

    This is the asset that you are planning to trade.

  5. Leverage

    This is the ratio of the nominal value of a position to the amount of margin that is required to open a position. For example, a leverage of 1:500 means that a 100,000 EUR contract requires only 200 EUR margin. You can change the account leverage in the Client Area, but for index CFDs, this parameter is fixed and cannot be changed.

  6. Lot

    This parameter shows the amount of currency bought or sold (traders usually talk about the number of "lots" in Forex and the number of "contracts" with CFDs).

    • 1.00 is 1 standard lot or 100,000 units of the base currency.
    • 0.10 is 1 mini-lot or 10,000 units of the base currency.
    • 0.01 is 1 micro lot or 1,000 units of the base currency.

    Attention! When working with CFDs, 1 lot = 100 CFD.

  7. Margin

    This is how much equity (deposit) is needed to open and maintain your position. The margin value is calculated by the formula:

    Margin = Contract Size / Leverage *

    * In Margin currency, which might differ from Account currency

  8. Cost of point

    A point is a minimum amount by which an asset's price can change. For Forex instruments quoted up to the 5th digit after comma (for example, GBPUSD - 1.32451), 1 point is equal to a price change of 0.00001. For instruments quoted up to the 3rd digit after comma (for example, USDJPY - 101.522), 1 point is equal to 0.001 price change.

  9. Profit

    Your profit or loss (marked with a “-”) on the expected trading scenario.

  10. Swap / 3x Swap

    In Forex, for the transfer of an open position to the next day, a swap (rollover) is charged, the amount of which depends on the difference in the discount rates of the Central banks that issue the base currency and the quote currency of the traded instrument. It can be positive and negative. As a rule, on Wednesday (at midnight from Wednesday to Thursday, at 23:59 server time), a triple swap is charged: for Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. For several instruments (for example, FRA.40), the 3-day swap is calculated on Friday. Detailed information about swaps is available in the Contract Specifications.

  11. Digits

    Digits after comma. For example, 5 digits after comma for EURUSD - 0.00001 and 2 digits for TSLA CFD - 0.01.

Disclaimer

The trading calculator should be considered an informational tool only. Investizo has made every effort to provide the most accurate information possible, but the absolute quality of this tool should not be relied upon. In addition, any information provided may be changed at any time.