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03/26/2024 |

Enhance Your Portfolio Analysis with Our New Calculation Tools

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Hello, traders, and welcome to another update from your friends here at TrendSpider. In this update, we’re pleased to offer an all-new, free suite of trading and investing calculators designed to help with portfolio and trade analysis. Let’s dig in.

As traders and investors, being able to quickly analyze data like portfolio performance and risk-to-reward ratios is vital. Our free suite of trading and investing calculators is designed to simplify these complex tasks and streamline your trading and investment decisions. They save you time and help you make more informed choices by providing quick access to crucial data.

Calculators To Enhance Your Analysis

Our user-friendly calculators are designed with you in mind. Intuitive interfaces and straightforward navigation make it easy for traders and investors of all levels to leverage these tools effectively. Here are the types of calculators that are currently available.

  • Profit or Loss Calculator– The Profit or Loss calculator allows you to calculate the profit and loss for any trade over time using return percentages and compounding effects. Calculate the annualized rate of return and profitability using a variety of settings.

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  • Compounding Calculator The Compounding calculator helps you understand the power of compounding investments and re-investing over time. Reinvestment amount could be the amount of dividends paid into your account over time from the investments themselves, or additional contributions you make yourself to the investments. The calculator will tabulate how much money you will have over time if you compound as indicated in the fields.

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  • Currency Conversion Calculator – With the Currency Conversion tool, you can calculate the value of one currency in another currency. This calculator makes it quick and easy to convert currency values into other currencies using automatically updated exchange rates.

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  • Position Size Calculator – Position sizing is a critical part of investing and helps you control your exposure and risk to your trades and investments. This calculator helps determine how large each position should be in a brokerage account to maintain appropriate risk controls given your level of risk tolerance.

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  • Risk-to-Reward Calculator – Arguably one of the most unique calculators available, the risk-to-reward calculator helps you identify winning combinations of win rate and reward/risk ratio. This calculator helps you understand where to place stop losses and price targets so that your strategy has a higher chance of success. It also includes a win-rate input box for you to see how the win rate of your strategy compares to the minimum win rate required for the current reward/risk ratio. Strategies with higher reward/risk ratios tend to require lower win rates and vice versa.

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  • Lot Size Calculator – The Lot Size Calculator is used to help you determine the exact amount of currency units to buy or sell per trade, based on your risk management rules and account balance.

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  • Pip Value Calculator – With the Pip Value Calculator, calculate the value of a pip in the currency of your trading account.

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  • Amortization Calculator – The Amortization Calculator allows you to calculate your loan amortization schedule and determine how much of your monthly payment goes towards principal and interest over time.
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  • Value At Risk Calculator – With VAR, calculate the potential loss in value of an investment portfolio over a given period under normal market conditions.
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  • CAGR Calculator – With this calculator, you can determine the compound annual growth rate of an investment over a certain period of time.
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How To Use These Calculators

Traders can utilize these new calculators in many different ways. Here are a few ideas to consider.

Determining Profit and Annualized Rate of Return

You purchased 100 shares of Company XYZ at $50 per share. After a few months, the stock price has risen to $60 per share. You are now wondering about your profit and annualized rate of return if you were to sell. By plugging in the initial investment, current stock price, and time period into our Profit or Loss Calculator, you can quickly determine your profit and calculate the annualized rate of return for this trade.

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Calculating The Appropriate Position Size

You have a $50,000 trading account and want to enter a position in stock ABC with a stop-loss at 5% of your account’s value. Using our Position Size Calculator, you can calculate the appropriate position size to ensure that your risk is limited to $2,500 (5% of $50,000) if the trade goes against you. This helps you maintain proper risk management in your portfolio.

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Assessing Win Rate and Risk to Reward

As a trader, you want to identify the ideal combination of win rate and reward/risk ratio for your trading strategy. As your R/R ratio increases, your win rate can decrease and vice versa. Using our Risk-To-Reward Calculator, you see that a $3 stop and a $10 profit target yield a 3.33 R/R ratio, which only requires a 24.7% win rate.

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Trading Journal Spreadsheet

We now also offer traders access to a free trading journal. The trading journal is an Excel spreadsheet that provides an easy-to-use and easy-to-customize format for keeping track of your trading. It comes with a Trade Journal, Statistics Tracker, and a Pivot Calculator. It’s the perfect trading journal for all skill levels. Download it today!


We value your feedback! If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our calculators, feel free to reach out to us via the ‘Contact Us’ button in the bottom right-hand corner of your chart view.