# What is a pip?

Jun 22, 2015 at 12:52
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Member Since Nov 08, 2011   3 posts
Jun 22, 2015 at 12:52
In the context of a 5 figure price chart what is a pip, is it the digit at the 5th decimal place?
Member Since Oct 15, 2014   54 posts
Jun 22, 2015 at 14:37
I think 0.0001 is a pip, and 0.00001 is a point.

However there seems to be lot of misusing those words, some people think pip is always the smallest movement, regardless if the broker uses 4 or 5 digits. Yeah, its a mess :D
Member Since Feb 11, 2011   1916 posts
Jun 22, 2015 at 16:07
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Member Since Sep 05, 2013   50 posts
Jun 23, 2015 at 06:28
the 5th decimal place is a tick, 1/10 of a pip, which is the fourth decimal place
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Member Since Jun 08, 2014   120 posts
Jun 24, 2015 at 04:18
0.0001 is a pip , 0.00001 is a pipette , 1 pip = 10 pipettes
Member Since Jun 24, 2015   1 posts
Jun 24, 2015 at 07:20
some times, 0.01 is a pip, like usdjpy :)
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Member Since Oct 15, 2014   54 posts
Jun 24, 2015 at 10:12
As I said - its a mess! I guess the 5th decimal is so new thing the forex community hasn't settled the 'official' word yet..
Member Since Dec 22, 2016   15 posts
Jan 02, 2017 at 08:57
Hello, I think you really have to be familiarized with the basic term of Forex world. You can check this one if you want: https://itrader-commodities.com/forex-glossary/ it helped me a lot when I was still a beginner.
Member Since Jan 30, 2017   12 posts
Feb 08, 2017 at 13:09
Pip refers to point in percentage. However more simply, a pip is what we in Forex would check a point for computing P&L.

If you are trading in mini (i.e. 10,000 units of currency), one pip refers to the one unit of currency in which the account is denominated. If the account is denominate in US dollars, then each pip (depending on currency pair) is value of about \$1.

In all the involving Yen, a pip is (1/100)th place i.e. two place on the right of the decimal. However, in all the other currencies, a pip is (1/10000)th place i.e. four place on the right of the decimal.
Member Since Feb 22, 2011   4862 posts
Feb 08, 2017 at 17:02
phebas posted:
In the context of a 5 figure price chart what is a pip, is it the digit at the 5th decimal place?

@phebas
Some time ago where there were 4 digits only pip was change of 1.
So e.g. EURUSD 1.3324 to 1.3325. Pipetes was cahnge of 1/10 of pip.

Nowadays when there are 5 digits on normal brokers (except shitty Instaforex)
the pip is often understand as change of one so
1.07100 to 1.07101

Member Since Nov 11, 2016   4 posts
Feb 09, 2017 at 08:02

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Member Since Nov 29, 2016   3 posts
Feb 09, 2017 at 08:04
rob559 posted:
babyschool.com you know that ?
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Member Since Feb 12, 2016   427 posts
Feb 09, 2017 at 14:20
You will definitely find the answer here - https://www.babypips.com/ . Also a lot more useful information. 😉
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Member Since Oct 31, 2016   36 posts
Feb 26, 2017 at 06:52
A pip is the least possible change in the value of a currency pair. If for example the EUR / USD pair moves from 1.3150 to 1.3151, that is 1 PIP. A pip is the last decimal in the quote. Through the pips you will calculate the gains and losses.
Member Since Nov 11, 2016   4 posts
Feb 27, 2017 at 14:55
Maybe a pip looks like a very small number but the winnings should be calculated in batch. The gains are seen more when the dollar is the base currency.
Member Since Dec 06, 2016   37 posts
Feb 27, 2017 at 20:47
mlfrx posted:
Maybe a pip looks like a very small number but the winnings should be calculated in batch. The gains are seen more when the dollar is the base currency.

Of course, to pass the amount of pips to money won or lost is necessary to know the volume of the operation, that is, the number of lots with which the purchase or sale has been made in a currency pair.
Member Since Nov 03, 2016   20 posts
Feb 28, 2017 at 07:54
mlfrx posted:

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Member Since Oct 31, 2016   36 posts
Mar 01, 2017 at 00:24
mlfrx posted:

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Member Since Feb 02, 2017   32 posts
Mar 02, 2017 at 08:15
Pips or point in percentage is the standardized unit of measurement to explain the change in value between two currencies. Pip is the smallest change an exchange rate can make. This uniform unit helps to protect investors’ from heavy losses. For most of the major currencies the value of pip is given by the 4th decimal place of the quotation. For example for EUR/USD, if the value moves from 1.1151 to 1.1152 then that 0.0001 rise in USD relative to Euro is “1 PIP”. But yen based currencies are exceptions and are displayed to only two decimal places. Example: if USD/JPY moves from 101.76 to 101.78, then this quote has 2 pip spread between the bid and ask price.
Also some brokers now offer fractional pips or popularly known as pipettes to provide the investor an additional digit of precision and transparency on the major currency pairs. For example if AUD/USD moves from 0.75840 to 0.75842, then the 0.00002 rise in USD is equal to 2 pipettes.
Member Since Nov 08, 2011   3 posts
Mar 24, 2017 at 07:03
This is a question I posted some years ago, nice to see it still has legs!

cheers all

Phebas