We have combined Futures Calculator and Trading Journal

After several months of thorough development, we have added the long-awaited functionality to the Futures calculator.

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Futures calculator

Calculate your potential profit and loss, risk, and other details on all U.S. Futures markets that I trade.

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Futures market

Hypothetical order information

Price details and order size


Profit or loss results

Potential profit

Ticks -
Points -
Risk/reward ratio -

Potential loss

Ticks -
Points -
Risk/reward ratio -

Risk and money management
Calculated when completing Risk and Money management. Not required

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Portfolio risk
Calculated when completing Risk money management
0.5% 1% 1.5% 2% 2.5% 3% 4% 5% 6% 7% 8% 9% 10%
Maximum risk, $ - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Number of contracts - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Futures market details

Price format example 0
Contract size -
Minimum tick fluctuation/value 0 / $0
Point value 1 / $0
Margin requirements $0
Delivery months -
Trading hours -
Exchange -
Symbol Tradenavigator (XX)
Tradestation (XX)
Interactive Brokers (XX)
TradingView (XX)
Spec -

How to use the Futures calculator

  1. Choose the required futures market by clicking the first drop-down menu.
  2. Choose the direction of futures - LONG or SHORT.
  3. Enter your entry price, take profit and value of stop loss. Each market price format is unique, so please refer to the “Price Format Example” provided in the information section to ensure the correct calculation.
  4. Choose the number of futures contracts via the slider or manual entry.
  5. For an individual calculation of the number of contracts in a trade, choose the account size. It can be selected in Account size via the slider or manual entry. The system will calculate the possible number of contracts for the Risk profile from 0.5 to 10%.
  6. Click the “Calculate” button to find your specific potential profit and potential loss in ticks/points and USD$. You can find the risk-reward ratio as well.

    Margins might be different depending on the broker.

Delivery month symbol key

F January
G February
H March
J April
K May
M June
N July
Q August
U September
V October
X November
Z December

What is Futures Calculator?

Futures calculator is a tool that allows you to calculate your potential profit and loss, risk, and other details in U.S. Futures markets. It's pretty simple — you can choose the desired market, fill in your entry price, and calculate your potential profit or loss and risks. If you haven't encountered similar tools, you can read our instructions below.

Calculator size

At first, you can choose the scale of calculator.

This setting is solely about appearance — you can choose bigger or smaller elements. It is being saved in your browser, so next time the setting will remain the same as you have set it.

Calculator structure

In the first (left) column you can select all the essential information for calculating your potential trade and make a calculation. In the second (right) one you can preview potential risks, as well as other technical information about the chosen market.

Choice options

Choose the required futures market by clicking the top left drop-down menu. You can either scroll down the list and choose the desired market or enter a few symbols to get more precise selection.

Click on the market to finalize your selection.

Below it you can choose the direction of futures and make it LONG or SHORT. Long is set by default.

Afterwards you may enter your entry price, take profit and value of stop loss.

Each market price format is unique, so please refer to the "Price format example" provided in the "Futures market details" section to ensure the correct calculation.

Note that you can copy values from inputs using the dedicated buttons, if you want to paste this information somewhere later.

Choose the number of futures contracts via the slider or manual entry. The scale starts at 1 and ends at 25 because these are the most used options, but the number is not limited and you can manually enter any value which is bigger than 25. It won't be shown on the scale, but your calculation will take into account the number that you have manually set.

Transfer of a calculation to your Trading journal

Last, but not the least, you can transfer the calculations you have made to your personal Trading journal. It is a tool that we provide to all MyInsiderWeek users. Simply click on the transfer button below calculator and follow the steps in the popup. After the data transfer you would be able to open your Trading journal with the new log.

We have recorded a video about Futures Calculator, and you can watch it as well to fully grasp the idea of using this tool.

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If you don't have our account currently, then you can create it using the button below. Then you will be able to transfer your calculations to journal.



Futures, foreign currency and options trading contains substantial risk and is not for every investor. An investor could potentially lose all or more than the initial investment. Risk capital is money that can be lost without jeopardizing one’s financial security or lifestyle. Only risk capital should be used for trading and only those with sufficient risk capital should consider trading. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.

CFTC Rules 4.41 - Hypothetical or Simulated performance results have certain limitations, unlike an actual performance record, simulated results do not represent actual trading. Also, since the trades have not been executed, the results may have under-or-over compensated for the impact, if any, of certain market factors, such as lack of liquidity. Simulated trading programs in general are also subject to the fact that they are designed with the benefit of hindsight. No representation is being made that any account will or is likely to achieve profit or losses similar to those shown.

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