Stopp Loss Calculation - futures io

# Discussion in Psychology and Money Management

Updated by SR123
Top Posters
1. looks_one DeltaEchoJuliet with 3 posts (0 thanks)
2. looks_two Pa Dax with 2 posts (0 thanks)
3. looks_3 Mozart2112 with 1 posts (0 thanks)
4. looks_4 SR123 with 1 posts (0 thanks)
1. trending_up 326 views
2. thumb_up 0 thanks given
3. group 4 followers
1. forum 6 replies
2. attach_file 0 attachments

 Welcome to futures io: the largest futures trading community on the planet, with well over 100,000 members
 Genuine reviews from real traders, not fake reviews from stealth vendors Quality education from leading professional traders We are a friendly, helpful, and positive community We do not tolerate rude behavior, trolling, or vendors advertising in posts We are here to help, just let us know what you need You'll need to register in order to view the content of the threads and start contributing to our community.  It's free and simple. -- Big Mike, Site Administrator (If you already have an account, login at the top of the page)

# Stopp Loss Calculation

 (login for full post details) #1 (permalink) Vienna/Vienna     Posts: 3 since May 2020 Thanks: 0 given, 0 received Hey Guys, I have a question regarding stop-loss calculation on multiple position, maybe one of you guys can help me with it. Lets asume i bought 50 Stocks of NVDA for a price of 315 USD - the current price is 361. In this position i have a total profit of USD 2300. Calculation: (361-315)*50 I now want to buy a second position lets say 50 additional stocks my average price in this case would be 338 USD Calculation: Position 1: Entry Price 350 Amount of Stocks: 50 Position 2: Entry Price 361 Amount of Stocks 50 (50*315+50*360)/(50+50) = 338 What I am not able to calculate is the position size (of second position) which would give me a proper amount of additional stocks which only would set my profits of 2300 USD at risk with a stop loss of e.G 5% of the price i buy the second position e.G. current price = 338 (avg price) 5% of it is 16,9 USD so the stop loss is at 321,10 So if my stop loss is hit I only want to loose my profits. Hope one of you can help me with the formula - thank you !

Can you help answer these questions
from other members on futures io?

in the last 7 days on futures io
 VWAP for stock index futures trading?41 thanks Coronavirus COVID-1920 thanks Price Action Kewltech Style19 thanks Emini 4 Tick Scalp still valid?16 thanks Is back testing a waste of time?13 thanks

 (login for full post details) #2 (permalink) Elite Member Netherlands   Experience: Advanced Platform: NinjaTrader, IB TWS Broker: InteractiveBrokers, CQG Trading: ES     Posts: 921 since Oct 2017 Thanks: 1,168 given, 4,762 received I think what you look for is this? current profits / (current price - ((100-stoploss percentage) * current price)) so in your example: 2300 / (361 - ((100-0.05) * 361)) = 127 shares

 (login for full post details) #3 (permalink) chicago il usa     Posts: 21 since Sep 2019 Thanks: 2 given, 9 received when adding to positions you should only do it at lower costs from original entry price. You should never violate 'cost basis'

Netherlands

Broker: InteractiveBrokers, CQG

Posts: 921 since Oct 2017

Mozart2112
 when adding to positions you should only do it at lower costs from original entry price. You should never violate 'cost basis'

On the contrary. You want to add to winners and never to losers...

Sent using the futures.io mobile app

Vienna/Vienna

Posts: 3 since May 2020

Pa Dax
 I think what you look for is this? current profits / (current price - ((100-stoploss percentage) * current price)) so in your example: 2300 / (361 - ((100-0.05) * 361)) = 127 shares

Thank you will try this one
If this works I will let you know. Thank you for your time

Vienna/Vienna

Posts: 3 since May 2020

Pa Dax
 On the contrary. You want to add to winners and never to losers... Sent using the futures.io mobile app

100% right

 (login for full post details) #7 (permalink) Toronto Canada     Posts: 5 since Jul 2020 Thanks: 0 given, 1 received I believe you want a breakeven stop-loss at \$338 - i.e. your average price. If your stop-loss gets hit at this price, then you have a break-even overall trade.

 futures io > Stopp Loss Calculation

July 16, 2020

Upcoming Webinars and Events

## An Afternoon With futures io member TropicalTrader

Elite only

 Copyright © 2020 by futures io, s.a., Av Ricardo J. Alfaro, Century Tower, Panama, +507 833-9432, info@futures.io All information is for educational use only and is not investment advice.There is a substantial risk of loss in trading commodity futures, stocks, options and foreign exchange products. Past performance is not indicative of future results.
no new posts