Updated Jan 08 2021
0.01 Lot Size in Forex trading (also known as Micro Lot) equals 1.000 units of any given currency. In any forex pair where the quote currency is the USD such as the GBP/USD, the pip value per Micro Lot is $0.1.
If you’re trading a Micro lot of GBP/USD and the price moves 50 Pips in your favour then to calculate your profit, multiply 50 pips times $0.1, the result is a profit of $5.
A standard lot in Forex trading equals 100.000 units of any given currency, to arrive at the calculation of how much is 0.01 Lot all we need to do is multiply 0.01 times 100.000, the result is 1.000.
The most common types of Lot sizes in Forex are:
As we understood a Mini lot is worth 1.000 units of any given currency which can also be referred to as 0.01 lot in forex. So if we buy 0.01 lots of EUR/USD that means that we purchased €1.000 worth of USD.
So far we described the pip value per micro lot (0.01 lot) using forex pairs where the quote (secondary currency) is the USD.
In case you’re wondering how to calculate the pip value per lot size when there are different currency combinations where the USD is not the quote, you can use the following formula:
Explaining the formula:
The results of the Pip value per Lot size formula always come expressed in terms of the base currency which then you can convert into the currency of your choice (usually everyone converts to USD), the only moment where you don’t need to do this conversion is if the pair has the USD as base (first currency) , as the result of the formula comes expressed in terms of the base.
Remember, when the currency pair has the USD as secondary currency, you don’t need to do the formula, you already know that:
For all others, use the formula and you’ll be able to calculate your pip value per lot size regardless of the currency pair you’re trading.
If you want to learn more about this subject feel free to read our full guide on Pip value per Lot Sizes where we explain everything about each lot size along with some good frequently asked questions.
Go on and try different lot sizes and trade values using your demo trading platform, have fun!