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Gross Profit & Loss Calculation
I have a demo account and have a question for how to calculate Gross Profit and Loss.
For example, I enter 5K for a long position of USD/CAD, the open price is 1.05557, close at 1.05524, then P/L would be -3.3, the Gross P/L would be -1.65 (5x3.3x0.1), however, the Gross Profit & Loss column on my screen shows -1.56.
I understand that may be there are some administration fees apply, but don't know how to apply and the percentage, or the other reasons that I don't get the right figure. Can someone explain?
Great question! It is a question of Pip cost. Since the pair you are trading is based in CAD every pip gained or lost, will not be valued at .1 . The Cad has a lower value relative to the USD . Your current pip cost on CAD pairs is .94 .So your calculation should go as follows .
Originally Posted by Florence Wen
-3.3 (pips lost) x 5(lots) x .094( pip cost) = -$1.56 .
Pip cost can be found for all pairs in the simple dealing rates window. If you have further concerns please let me know.
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Gross Profit & Loss
Thank you for your explanation, it's very clear, excellent!
But I don't know how did you get the pip cost (0.094) for USD/CAD. I get 0.09 from the simple rate dealing window. For the example of our previous discussion, then there is a small difference: -3.3x5x0.09=-1.49 (compare with -1.56); if the other factors are higer (trading amount & gain/loss pips), then it'll be more difference.
Here is the other example of my trade today:
Enter 6k of short position, open at 1.05569, close at 1.06154
Gross P/L = 6x(-58.5)x0.09=-31.59; but the Gross P/L column shows -33.07.
If I use the pip cost of 0.094, the Gross P/L =-32.99 will be almost the same.
Can you let me know how did you get the pip cost of 0.094 for the pair of USD/CAD.
Thank you for take your time.
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