# How is my Profit and Loss % calculated?

Tradetron calculates the Profit and loss based on 2 formulas

The numerator in both cases is the profit/loss of the strategy for the period selected ; the denominator is

1) the margin calculated by Tradetron and

2) the suggested capital as setup by the strategy creator.

The reason for this is a creator might require a buffer of unused margin to take the strategy properly and not considering that buffer might inflate the % returns.

On the other hand, it might be possible that the margin required turns out to be higher than the suggested capital and gives a wrong impression to the subscribers. Hence its prudent to consider the lower of these two numbers for your analysis.

The numerator in both cases is the profit/loss of the strategy for the period selected ; the denominator is

1) the margin calculated by Tradetron and

2) the suggested capital as setup by the strategy creator.

The reason for this is a creator might require a buffer of unused margin to take the strategy properly and not considering that buffer might inflate the % returns.

On the other hand, it might be possible that the margin required turns out to be higher than the suggested capital and gives a wrong impression to the subscribers. Hence its prudent to consider the lower of these two numbers for your analysis.

Updated on: 20/09/2022

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