CFD Calculator

This CFD calculator helps you calculate your CFD profit, loss, and margin requirement for both long and short positions. Fill in the details and click the ‘Calculate’ button or press Enter on your keyboard to calculate.

CFD Trading Calculator

Profit:

Information: Use the CFD Profit Calculator to calculate your total profit based on the Trade Direction, Entry Price, Exit Price, Margin Requirement, and Leverage Ratio.

Margin Requirement:

Information: Use the CFD Margin Calculator to calculate your required margin to open a position based on your Position Size and Leverage Ratio.

How to use the CFD calculator

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to use the ‘CFD Profit Calculator’.

  1. Select the position direction (long or short)
  2. Enter your Entry Price (eg. 200, 1.1154, 20000)
  3. Enter your Exit Price (eg. 44, 1.3523, 30000)
  4. Add your Margin Requirement (eg. 200, 10, 500)
  5. Select the Leverage Ratio (eg. 10, 25, 50)
  6. Click Calculate or press Enter on your keyboard

The result will show up at the bottom of the calculator.

For a profitable position, the result number will look like this, for example, $20, $540, $3000.

For a non-profitable position, the result number will look like this, for example, -$50, -$400, -$2500.

Now, here is the step-by-step guide on how to use the ‘CFD Margin Calculator’.

  1. Enter the Position Size (eg. 200, 750, 1800)
  2. Choose your Leverage Ratio (eg. 20, 44, 125)
  3. Click Calculate or press Enter on your keyboard to calculate

The result text will indicate how much margin requirement is needed to open your position based on the values you have added.

What is a CFD trading calculator?

Our version of the CFD calculator is a tool that can assist traders and investors find out the potential profit, loss, and margin requirement of a position based on the certain values added.

The tool is often used while trading CFD leverage in preparation to find out whether your trading strategy is profitable or not.

The calculator can help you with both long and short trades, simply choose your direction before making the calculator.

Using the calculator can improve your trading by:

  • Giving you quick and accurate insights into how profitable your trading system is.
  • Support your risk management by giving you the correct margin requirement.
  • Allows you to experiment with different trading scenarios to optimize your strategy.

In a nutshell, it is a tool that we have designed to help CFD traders trade the market a little bit more effectively.

Example calculations

Let’s take a look at some different examples to give you a better understanding of how you can use the calculator in combination with your leverage trading strategies.

Example 1: Calculating profit for a long CFD position

Let’s say you’re bullish on a stock, and you want to go long. You enter a CFD trade with the following details:

  • Entry Price: $100
  • Exit Price: $110
  • Margin Requirement: $1000
  • Leverage Ratio: 10:1

Here’s how you would calculate your profit:

  1. Select “Long” as your position type.
  2. Enter the entry and exit prices – $100 and $110 respectively.
  3. Input your margin requirement – $1000.
  4. Set your leverage ratio – 10.
  5. Hit “Calculate Profit” to see the profit.

In this case, your $1000 margin with 10:1 leverage on a $10 price increase would make your trade profitable.

You’d see something like this: Profit: $1000. Nice, right?

Example 2: Calculating profit for a short CFD position

Now, let’s switch things up. Say you think a stock’s price will drop, so you decide to go short. Here’s the setup:

  • Entry Price: $150
  • Exit Price: $140
  • Margin Requirement: $2000
  • Leverage Ratio: 5

Follow these steps:

  1. Select “Short” as your position type.
  2. Enter the entry and exit prices – $150 and $140 respectively.
  3. Input your margin requirement – $2000.
  4. Set your leverage ratio – 5:1.
  5. Click “Calculate Profit” and see the results.

The calculator will show your profit. For this short trade, your $2000 margin with 5:1 leverage on a $10 price decrease results in a profit like this: $1000.

That’s the power of short selling with leverage!

Example 3: Calculating CFD margin requirement

Let’s say you want to open a new position and you want to know if you can afford to take the trade

Here are the details for the trade:

  • Position Size: $5000
  • Leverage Ratio: 20

Here’s the calculation:

  1. Enter the position size – $5000.
  2. Input the leverage ratio – 20.
  3. Hit “Calculate Margin” or press Enter on your keyboard to find out how much margin you need.

For a $5000 position with 20:1 leverage, you’d need: $250.

This tells you the minimum amount you need to have in your account to open this position.

FAQ

How do you calculate CFD?

To calculate a CFD, you need to know your entry and exit prices, the position size, and the leverage ratio.

How do you calculate CFD profits?

CFD profits are calculated by multiplying the price difference (entry price minus exit price for long positions or vice versa for short positions) by the position size and leverage ratio.

How much money can you make with CFD?

The amount of money you can make with CFDs depends on your market predictions, leverage, and risk management, but always remember that high rewards come with high risks.

How to calculate margin in CFD?

To calculate margin in CFD, divide the position size by the leverage ratio – this tells you the minimum amount needed to open your trade.