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 the Futures calculator?

Futures Calculator is a tool that allows you to calculate your potential profit and loss, risk and other details in the US futures markets. It's quite simple - you choose the market you want, enter your entry price and calculate your potential profit or loss and risks. If you're not familiar with similar tools, you can read our guide below.

Calculator size

First you can choose the scale of the 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 information you need to calculate your potential trade and make a calculation. In the second (right) column you can preview potential risks and other technical information about the selected market.

Choice options

Select the desired futures market by clicking on the top left drop down menu. You can either scroll down the list and select the market you want, or enter a few symbols for a more precise selection.

Click on the market to finalize your selection.

Once you have selected your futures market, the updated information will appear in the "Futures Market Details" block, where you can see various valuable information.

Below it you can select the direction of the futures, setting it LONG or SHORT. Long is the default.

You can then enter your Entry Price, Take Profit and 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 else later.

Choose the number of futures contracts using the slider or enter manually. The scale starts at 1 and ends at 25. You can choose a higher number by manually entering any value. It won't show up 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

Finally, you can transfer your calculations to your personal trading journal. This tool is available to all MyInsiderWeek users. Simply click on the Transfer button below the calculator and follow the steps in the pop-up window. Once the data has been transferred, you will be able to open your trading journal with the new log.

We have recorded a video about the Futures Calculator, which you can also watch to fully understand the idea of using this tool.

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If you don't have MyIW account yet, you can create it for free - simply click on the button below and follow the steps.

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What features would you like to see next?

We want our tools to be the best on the market and we would appreciate your insights on potential enhancements. Please, share any ideas you have that we could potentially integrate.

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We will thoroughly review it and explore the possibility of incorporating it into our tool.


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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