Use this calculator to determine the number of futures contracts you may wish to purchase based on your account equity and trading plan. All investment plans should be reviewed by a financial professional before you execute them. Purchasing futures contracts is a risky investment and should only be done by experienced investors with professional advice. This calculator is only designed to help illustrate the percentage of your equity investment that is at risk with a specific future contract purchase.
Future Contracts Calculator Definitions
Choose your trading plan depending on your acceptable degree of risk.
Combined value of cash, money market instruments, and open trading positions.
Price per contract
This is the cost per contract. Tells you what is 'at stake' initially (per contract) on a specific trade recommendation.