When a day trader is in a long trade, they have entered a trade by buying a contract (or group of shares, or forex lot), and are hoping that the price will go up.

 

EXAMPLE : LONG AAPL (APPLE INC)
Buy Price (in USD)  $        95.00
Leverage 100:1
Margin Requirement (in USD)  $          0.95
CFDs Contract Size (Shares) 100,000
Total Investment = CFDs Contract Size x Margin Requirement (in USD) $ 95,000.00
Sell Price (in USD) $        95.10
Gain / Loss per Share (in USD)  $          0.10
Gross Gain / Loss of the Investment (in USD)  $ 10,000.00
Trading Commission =1% of the Margin Requirement (in USD)  $      950.00
NET GAIN / LOSS OF THE INVESTMENT (in USD) $   9,050.00
RETURN ON EQUITY (in Percentage)

9.53%

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