hi

i just want to understand something on pips. if someone says your entry price is 0.72112 and your profit is in 50 pips. what is my take profit there?

hi

i just want to understand something on pips. if someone says your entry price is 0.72112 and your profit is in 50 pips. what is my take profit there?

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If itâs a long trade, then itâs 50 pips above 0.72112, which is 0.72612.

If itâs a short trade, then itâs 50 pips below 0.72112, which is 0.71612.

The fifth decimal place isnât a pip: itâs a âpipetteâ (0.1 pips).

The 4th decimal place is the pip-count (apart from with JPY pairs, in which case the second decimal place is the pip-count).

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It depends. From old time pip was used to be 4th decimal, nowadays somebody does understand it as the 5th decimal fractional change.

So 5th digits understanding 0.72112 +50 = 0.72162

4th digits understading 0.72112 +50 = 0.72662

So the answer depends on who told you that.

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The answer quoted by TT is correct. A pip is a pip and a tenth of a pip is a tenth of a pip, or known as a fractional pip. A Price Interest Point (pip) is always the 4th decimal place on pairs quoted to 5 decimals - the 5th being the fractional pip.

Platforms like MetaTrader still use incorrect terminology regarding this and state fractional pips as a âpipâ.

Itâs irrelevant who told you this - itâs a standard rule and a very basic one at that.

Hi @nicky17

Both @TacitaTrader and @RISKonFX are correct.

While for most popular currency pairs, the place value for 1 pip is the 4th digit to the right of the decimal point, we would add that for USD/JPY and all yen crosses like GBP/JPY and AUD/JPY, the place value for 1 pip is the 2nd digit to the right of the decimal.

For example, if you bought USD/JPY at 112.234, then a 50 pip profit would mean you set your take profit order at 112.734.

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If youâre unsure then just say mate. No shame in learning. Youâre in the right place for that. Good luck on your public account, though.

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