Trading Calculator

How to use the Forex calculator?

The Forex calculator is a versatile tool, which may prove useful to both beginners and professionals of financial markets. Using the Trading calculator, traders have an opportunity to make online calculations of transaction parameters, choose more efficient trading strategies, and make best possible decisions before opening positions.

What data does the Trading calculator require?

To use the Trading calculator, one has to enter the following initial data for a transaction:

  1. Choose the instrument you’re going to trade. Detailed conditions for trading every asset can be found on "Contract specifications" page.
  2. Specified the number of lots.
  3. Choose the leverage value for your trading operations. RoboForex Calculator offers leverage values up to 1:2000. Specify your account currency.
  4. After clicking “Calculate”, you will get all parameters of your transaction.

How to read the calculation data received from the Trading calculator?

Beginner traders, who haven’t sifted the Forex trading to the bottom, may require explanation of the calculation data they get from the Trading calculator.

  • Server is the name of the server they use for trading at RoboForex. The server has to match the account type. More detailed information can be found in "FAQ" section.
  • Contract size is an equivalent of the sum traded on the Forex market, which is calculated as a standard lot value (100,000 units of the base currency) multiplied by the number of lots specified.
  • Point value (the minimum value of an asset price change), is calculated according to the following formula:
     

    <One Point Value> = <Contract> * (<Price> + <One Point>) - <Contract> * <Price>

    where:

    One Point Value is a cost of one point in the quoted currency.
    Contract is a contract size in the instrument base currency.
    Price is the currency pair price.
    One Point is the price step (one point).


  • Spread is the difference between Ask and Bid prices.
  • On the Forex market, traders have to pay swaps (rollovers) for having overnight positions. The swap amount depends on differences between rates of emitting Central Banks of base currencies and the instrument quoted prices, and may be either negative or positive.
  • Swap short is a rollover size for a short position; Swap long is a rollover size for a long position.
  • Margin is a type of financial collateral used by traders to cover credit risk. The margin amount depends on the contract size and the chosen leverage value. It is calculated according to the following formula:
     

    <Margin> = <Contract Size> / <Leverage>

    where:

    Contract Size is a transaction volume in the base currency of the chosen trading instrument.
    Leverage is the leverage value.

The Forex Trading calculator is a tool for informing traders about probable parameters of their future transactions and expenses required to maintain their positions. These calculations can not be considered as a suggestion or recommendation to invest funds or an incentive for making transactions.

Ask a question

Need any help? Click on the icon in the lower right corner of the page and get an answer to any your questions

Or enter your phone number in the form below and we will call you right away.

Call back
Ask a question