As a futures trader, it is critical to understand exactly what your potential risk and reward will be in monetary terms on any given trade. Use our dt 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.
How to use the Futures Calculator
- Select the desired market by clicking the drop-down menu.
- If Bullish/Going Long, type in your entry price (BUY) and exit price (SELL). If Bearish/Going Short, type in your entry price (SELL) and exit price (BUY). (Each market price format is unique, so please refer to the Price Format Example provided in the information section to ensure the correct calculation)
- Enter the number of contracts.
- Click the Calculate button to determine your specific profit or loss in ticks/points and USD$.
Select a Futures Market
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|Price Format Example|
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|Delivery Month Symbol Key||Jan=F, Feb=G, Mar=H, Apr=J, May=K, Jun=M, Jul=N, Aug=Q, Sep=U, Oct=V, Nov=X, Dec=Z|
Enter Price Information and Number of Futures Contracts
STOP ORDERS DO NOT NECESSARILY LIMIT YOUR LOSS TO THE STOP PRICE BECAUSE STOP ORDERS, IF THE PRICE IS HIT, BECOME MARKET ORDERS AND, DEPENDING ON MARKET CONDITIONS, THE ACTUAL FILL PRICE CAN BE DIFFERENT FROM THE STOP PRICE. IF A MARKET REACHED ITS DAILY PRICE FLUCTUATION LIMIT, A "LIMIT MOVE", IT MAY BE IMPOSSIBLE TO EXECUTE A STOP LOSS ORDER.