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How do I use the Futures calculator?

Use our Futures Calculator to quickly establish your potential profit or loss on a futures trade. This easy-to-use tool can be used to help you figure out what you could potentially make or lose on a trade or determine where to place a protective stop-loss order/limit order to capture your profit.

What is the outstanding futures contract calculator?

The outstanding futures contract calculator helps you determine your profit or loss, whether you are long or short in the futures market. This article will cover what a futures contract is, how futures contracts work, and explore a real-life transaction. As a bonus, we'll compare forward vs. future contracts and futures contracts vs. options.

How do I calculate profit & loss for a futures contract?

To determine the profit and loss for each contract, you will need to be aware of the contract size, tick size, current trading price, and what you bought or sold the contract for. WTI Crude Oil futures, for example, represents the expected value of 1,000 barrels of oil. The price of a WTI futures contract is quoted in dollars per barrel.

How do I calculate my ideal futures trade size?

Once you know your maximum acceptable dollar risk and your stop-loss level, you can calculate your ideal futures trade size. For futures markets, the trade size is the number of contracts that are traded—similar to the way a stock trader measures their position sizes in terms of stock shares. The minimum trade size is one contract.

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