Calculate risk-appropriatecrypto futures trades.

Use the crypto calculator to estimate ideal entry price, order-size, stop-loss (SL) and take-profit (TP) based on your risk reward model. The calculator works for buy and sell orders. It is intended for those using leverage and/or futures contracts.

Crypto Calculator

This is the maximum percentage of your account you're willing to lose on a single trade.
Your futures account balance.
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Set the price of the instrument. You may over-ride the price for any instrument.
Adjust the stop loss to the appropriate level for the trade setup. Wider stops will take longer to play out.
Your risk:reward is normally some positive multiple of your stop loss percentage.

Trade Setup

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Stop-Loss Price:
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Win PnL
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Loss PnL
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Crypto CalculatorHow It Works

  1. Set the amount you want to risk per trade. For example if your account balance is $10,000 and you set your account risk to 5% you will only making a bet where your maximum loss-per-trade is $500.
  2. Set your account margin. This is the maximum amount available to trade. It's the total balance on your futures account.
  3. Select the symbol you are trading. For example if you select BTC the price will be populated with the latest BTC price. You can also edit the price manually, for example when using limit orders.
  4. Set your stop loss. The stop loss level should be set to an appropriate level according to price-action. The key here is the stop level does not affect your max loss-per-trade. Play around with the calculator and you'll see that your max-loss and PnL stay the same, regardless of your stop-loss percentage. What changes is your notional size ($) and lots (amount).
  5. Set your risk reward ratio. This is a multiple based on your stop loss percentage. If you set your stop loss to 2% and your risk reward is set to 6 then your take profit % is 12% (2% x 6)
  6. Check your trade set up. The table shows the trade size, which is the amount to trade based on the setup. The number of lots show the amount of cryptocurrency you should be buying (i.e. 0.20 BTC). The table also shows the Stop-Loss and Take-Profit Prices in $ dollar values. The final section shows the $ profit amount if your trade is successful and the $ loss amount if the trade fails. You also have the option to save the trade for future reference.

Frequently asked questions

How to use the calculator, how to size trades appropriately and other frequently asked questions about trading crypto futures.

Why do I need a calculator?
Well, maybe you don't. But if you're just starting out you're better off managing your risk. The principle is simple: for each trade, ensure that you are only exposed to losing a fixed percentage of your account balance. The calculator ensures that you size your trades correctly in order to make this happen.
How do I use the calculator?
First, enter your account risk per trade: the maximum amount you are willing to lose on a single trade (2-5% is common). Secondly, enter your account margin or balance. The max-loss is then calculated based on these inputs. Select your symbol, trade size and optionally adjust the price (e.g. for limit orders). Finally, set risk reward and stop loss level to a level that works according to your analysis.
How do I interpret the results?
The calculator will take all of your inputs and produce a trade setup. The setup shows the number of lots you should buy/sell, and the notional value ($) of the trade. In addition, it will show you a SL (stop-loss) and TP (take-profit) price. Execute the trade and ensure that you place your SL and TP orders. The calculator also shows your expected PnL (profit and loss) in a winning and losing scenario.
What about leverage?
Leverage is (almost) irrelevant. So long as you have sufficient leverage to make the trade according the calculated size output ($), you don't have to worry about leverage. Ensure that you place your stops, and that your stops are executed. Your loss will be fixed to the account risk percentage used in the calculator.