CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 75% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

How to use the CFD calculator

Calculate your P&L for a hypothetical CFD trade by following the steps below

Step 1

Enter hypothetical dates for opening and closing a position

Step 2

Select an asset

Step 3

Choose your leverage and trade size

Step 4

Choose short or long

Step 5

Learn the hypothetical profit/loss for the trade


Enter the trade duration and select the asset, leverage and order size to get your hypothetical P&L over a set period.
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For the avoidance of doubt, this calculation does not include the costs of holding a position overnight (for which there will be additional charges)

The calculator does not account for any overnight funding or spread costs applied to positions. Traders should consider the effect of such costs on potential profits

Benefits of using a CFD calculator

Here’s how a CFD calculator can enhance your trading experience

Calculate your hypothetical profits and losses (charges not included)

Learn what risk/reward ratios you’re comfortable with

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What is a CFD calculator?

A CFD calculator is a tool that enables you to work out the hypothetical profit or loss of a CFD trade. The tool clarifies how much you would stand to earn or lose if the price plays out in either direction, according to the leverage of the asset and the chosen order size.

How a CFD calculator works

A CFD calculator works by processing variable inputs such as investment size and leverage to calculate profit and loss for a hypothetical CFD trade. First, you enter a start and end date for a position on a selected asset. Then, you select the leverage and investment (order size) and choose a long or short position. The calculator shows the resulting profit if the market goes for you, or the loss if the market goes against you.

Why to use a CFD calculator?

A CFD calculator can help you plan and refine your strategies. For example, you may want to see how a certain risk/reward ratio affects your hypothetical return and downside for a given asset. The CFD calculator can help you choose the order size and asset you are comfortable trading before you open a position.

Can I use a CFD calculator for both long and short positions?

Yes, you can use a CFD calculator for both long and short positions.

How accurate are CFD calculators?

Our CFD trading calculator is programmed to provide accurate mathematical information for hypothetical trades based on the input data. However, it only provides estimates, which should not be taken as definitive predictions of future performance. Also, the calculator does not account for charges such as spreads and overnight funding, meaning users should factor in such fees in their hypothetical calculation.

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