P&L Chart is a tool to visualise possible profits or losses based on price changes for underlying assets. Use it for any open position — or evaluate a trade in advance! Check if you can hedge the risks and benefit from market movements at the expiration date.
This article examines two questions:
How to draw a P&L Chart for an open position
How to draw a P&L Chart for a future trade
How to draw a P&L Chart for an open position?
In the context menu, right-click on the instrument and select P&L Chart.
The bottom axis displays the underlying price. Possible profits are above zero, losses are below.
How to draw a P&L Chart for a future trade?
Let's assume we want to trade derivatives on some of our assets.
Open the Basket Traderwindow
Add the underlying; leave its quantity empty
Add the desired derivatives that have the same underlying asset
Click P&L on the Chart icon
The green line (Position) is the same as in the asset's P&L chart:
The orange line (Basket) shows potential P&L for the instrument(s) you've added to the basket — they are also listed right in the chart for your convenience.
The purple line represents Position + Basket.
Use the P&L Chart to build complex options strategies and predict probable outcomes!