By Matt Lee Updated Apr 7, A pip, short for "percentage in point" or "price interest point," represents a tiny measure of the change in a currency pair in the forex market. It can be measured in terms of the quote or in terms of the underlying currency. A pip is a standardized unit and is the smallest amount by which a currency quote can change.
Jul Share A pip is the unit of measurement to express the change in price between two currencies. Just like a pip is the smallest part of a fruit, a pip in forex refers to the smallest price unit related to a currency.
Professional forex traders often express their gains and losses in the number of pips their position rose or fell. All major currency pairs go to the fourth decimal place to quantify a pip apart from the Japanese Yen which only goes to two.
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Some brokers only quote to the fourth and second decimal place for JPY pairs but others, including AVA Trade, quote to the fifth decimal place of the currency to provide even greater accuracy when measuring gains and losses. This fifth decimal place is what we call a pipette — one-tenth of a pip. So now that we know what pip price per option pip is, what does it mean to us in terms of how much money we make or lose for each movement?
Well, this depends on the size of the position we opened. Larger positions mean each pip movement in the pair will have a greater monetary consequence to our balance.
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To calculate this it is quite simple. We simply multiply our position size by 0. So say we wanted to open a position size of 10, units.
We can do this for any trade size. The calculation is simply the trade size times 0. Then each pip movement of 1.
These calculations will be done automatically on our trading platform but it is important to know how they are worked out. That sounds like a very large investment!