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What Is Pip In Forex Trading

What Is Pip In Forex Trading

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What Is Pip In Forex Trading & How to Calculate Pip In Forex Trading

What Is pips In Forex Trading

“Pip” stands for “Percentage in point.” When it comes to the Forex Trading, the increase and decrease of pips represent the profit and loss in your trade.To trade forex, you need to understand what is pip in forex trading and how to calculate its value for trade.

When currencies are quoted, they are mainly quoted with the fourth decimal price.

Below is the example of Pip quoted in EURUSD.

EUR/USD 1.0701

Pip

1.0701 , The 1 is the fourth decimal number quoted for EUR/USD. If EUR/USD moves from 1.0701 to 1.0702 , We will consider it 1 pip move upside.If move downside towards 1.0700 , We will consider it 1 pip move downside.

 

However, some currency pairs and commodities are quoted in 2 decimal numbers such as USD/JPY, Gold, Oil etc

USD/JPY 114.24usdjpy-example-of-pip

114.24The 4 is the second decimal number which represents Pip in USD/JPY Currency Pair.If USD/JPY moves from 114.24 to 114.25 , We will consider it 1 pip move upside.If move downside towards 114.23 , We will consider it 1 pip move downside.

 

Gold 1168.60gold-example-of-pip

1168.60, The 0 is the second decimal number which represents Pip in Gold or XAUUSD.If XAU/USD ( Gold )  moves from 1168.60 to 1168.61, We will consider it 1 pip move upside.If move downside towards 1168.59, We will consider it 1 pip move downside.

 

How To Calculate Pip In

Calculation, the value of Pip , is easy. Let me explain you in a simple formula.

If one pip is equal to 0.0001 ( 4th Decimal Figure )

Euro/Usd today exchange rate 1.0701     Pip

Dividing 0.0001  by an exchange rate 1.0701 = 0.0000934

 

We get 0.0000934 Euro ( pip value )

Let’s turn this into Forex Deal. Selling 100000 Euro in a current exchange rate of EUR/USD 1.0701

100000 X 0.0000934 = 9.34 Euro Pip Value ( Equals to 10 $ )

We Sell EURUSD Pipat exchange rate of 1.0701 ( Selling Eur/Usd mean, we are buying dollars in exchanging of Euros)

When we decide to close the deal  EUR/USD exchange rate become 1.0621 how to calculate pip in ( 1.0701-1.0621= 80 Pips )

80 X 9.34 = 747 Euro (  800 $ )

In above example, we made 80 pip profit in selling euro against the dollar.

 

USD/JPY Pip Calculation

USD/JPY is calculated in 2nd decimal number such as 114.32USDJPY Pip Calculation

In the above example of USD/JPY quoted picture.The second decimal number  114.3is considered a Pip.If USDJPY moves upside 114.33, we will consider it 1 pip move upside. Whereas if USDJPY move downside towards 114.31, It will consider 1 pip downside movement.

Buying 100000$ worth of USD against JPY with an exchange rate of 114.32.

0.01/114.32 X 100000$ = 8.74$

8.74$ is the pip value for USDJPY

After holding a couple of days, When we decide to close the deal, the exchange rate become 114.24.

usdjpy-example-of-pip114.32-114.24= -8 Pip

8X8.74= 69.92$ ( We lose 69.92$ in this trade )

 

These are the explanation of what is pip in forex trading with some examples.We will cover some more basics in next couple of chapters.If there is any confusion or you want to ask anything, Please feel free to comment below.We will try to answer all of your questions to clear the concept.

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Mati Ur Rehman Mati Ur Rehman is a forex analyst having 8 years experience in forex market.He is well known in Gold Analyst and having proof track record.There are many followers of his analysis around the globe.

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