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Position Size Calculator

This position size calculator is a free Forex tool that lets you calculate the size of the position in units and lots to accurately manage your risks. It works with all major currency pairs and crosses. It requires few input values, but allows you to tune it finely to your specific needs. All you have to do is fill the form below and press the Calculate button)

Account currency
Currency pair
Risk Ratio, % Money, EUR

Calculating your position size correctly is very important, especially if you are pursuing a money management strategy

It is recommended to do it every time you open a new Forex position. It will take just a minute of your time but will save you from losing excessive amounts of money. Risk-based position size calculation is also the first step to the organized Forex trading, which in its turn is a crucial skill of all professional traders.

Consider using brokers with micro or lower minimum position size. Otherwise you might find it difficult to use the calculated value in actual trading orders.

The form above might not calculate position size for oil, gold (XAU/USD), silver (XAG/USD), and other commodities

Their contract specifications (namely, lot size) differ significantly between brokers. Please use our Position Sizer MetaTrader expert advisor to assess position volumes for such assets:

Position Sizer EA

The advantages of the MetaTrader version are:

  • Very fast calculation (once set up)
  • Easy-to-use drag-and-drop interface with a graphical panel
  • Position size calculated in the same software that is used for trading
  • Will work for you even when you are offline
  • Calculate position size even if is temporarily offline.
  • Execute trades based on your calculated position size using with a keyboard shortcut.

The disadvantages of the MetaTrader version are:

  • Requires MetaTrader (4 or 5) installation
  • Requires downloading and installing the indicator
  • It is not as intuitive as this simple lot size calculator

You might also find our pip value calculator useful

It can help you to find the value of the pip for various currency pairs and for the nonstandard account currencies.

pip value calculator