On this page you can find formula for calculating the value of one pip. The value of a pip is calculated on the basis of the current rate of a given currency pair.
Note that 1 InstaForex lot is 10000 USD.
Please find below a formula to calculate the value of one pip for currency pairs and CFDs:
Calculation of 1 pip value:
Calculation of 1 pip value for a CFD:
p.v. = volume * contract size * minimum price changeWhy does InstaForex Company use 10000 lot instead of standard 100000 one?
InstaForex Company provides an opportunity to trade on three kinds of accounts at the same time: Micro Forex, Mini Forex and Standard Forex. In order to make such a technology possible, a non-standard 10000 lot was established which ensures 0.01 USD pip value if the trade volume is 0.01 lot, i.e. the absolute minimum allowing the holders of 5000 - 10000 USD accounts to effectively control their risks. Moreover, the 10000 lot size makes calculations of a pip value convenient at opening positions.
Let us have a look at the data below:
0.01 InstaForex lot trade = 0.01 USD pip cost
0.1 InstaForex lot trade = 0.1 USD pip cost
1 InstaForex lot trade = 1 USD pip cost
10 InstaForex lot trade = 10 USD pip cost
100 InstaForex lot trade = 100 USD pip cost
1000 InstaForex lot trade = 1000 USD pip cost
Simple calculations and the opportunity to combine three formats of forex trading in one account makes InstaForex lots an undeniable advantage of the Company's trading conditions.