# What is a Pip in Forex

You will need to make sure that you understand two key concepts before you join forex first one is pip and another one is pipette. Understanding the difference between pips and pipettes and knowing how pip value is calculated are important for your successful trading.

What is a Pip in Forex ?
It is very important that you understand what a pip is in the Forex trading because you will be using pips in calculating your profits and losses. A pip is the smallest unit of price that is traded for a currency. You’ve probably heard of the terms pips and pipettes thrown around, and here we’re going to explain.

A pip measures the amount of change in the exchange rate for a currency pair. Pip = “price interest point”. for example, If you buy the EUR/USD pair at 1.4000 and sell it at 1.4100 you have gained 100 pips.

The forex trading market compares the value of two currencies to arrive at a bid and ask price, which is reflected in PIPs. A pip currency change in the Euro/Dollar value. A change of one pip is normally one basis point ( 0.0001 in the case of USD/CHF, GBD/USD, USD/JPY and EUR/USD ). Suppose the EUR/USD is quoted at 2.6504 bid and 2.6506 ask. In this case the spread is 2 pips. A pip is equal to 1/100th of 1 percent. It seems like too little amount of money. but you can earn with forex at this level. Because you will sell and buy too much pips.

A pip is derived by comparing the starting rate to the ending rate. The difference between the two is how many pips you gained or lost. Forex trading contains risk. Some people will be successful in their forex trading and some will not. Best of luck

What is pipettes in forex ?
Many forex brokers use pips as the smallest fraction that currencies pairs can move but the need for more accuracy has produced fractions of one pip which are called pipettes. Pipettes are fractional pips. A pipette is equal to 1/10th of a pip.

For Example,
1 British Pound = 1.94412 US Dollar And after the trading it has come to 1.94414 US Dollar. So, 1.94414 – 1.94414 = 0.00002 Pipettes. So, the change is 0.00002 Pipettes. The change is in fifth digit and it will be called as pipettes. Got the idea clearly?