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# Calculate Profit Or Loss

I have a simple spread sheet that tracks stock purchases and sales. I want to calculate the correct profit or loss as I buy and sell the stock. I need to link the sale price of a share to the appropriate purchase price at the time it was purchased. For example:

A B C D
--------------------------
Purchases
Date Shares Price total
4/1 10 \$20 \$200
4/15 20 \$25 \$500

Sales
4/20 5 \$30 \$150
4/21 15 \$40 \$600

The first sale is 5 shares, so I want to measure profit against the first purchase price: i.e.: 5 shares were bought at \$20 each and sold for \$30 each = profit of \$50.

Next I sell 15 shares @ \$40, but the first 5 shares should be calculated as 5 shares bought @ \$20 & sold for \$40 = \$100 profit. The remaining 10 shares were bought at \$25 and sold at \$40 = \$150.

Is there any function that will help me calculate this for numerous purchases and sales?

Thanks
Larry

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Hi ,
I have the following issue, thank you to read my post in advance.

I have the attached file, which is basically a set of stock prices over a certain period. Notice each stock price time gap is 30 min, not daily as usual (but I think it does not matter for what I am looking for). In column C and D I have the moving average period for long period (20 days) and short period (5 days) respectively. Column E is the Profit or Loss

The way it works is each time short period (column D) value is above the long period (Column C) value; I buy the stock at the corresponding price(column B) and I will sell it when the short period will be lower again than Long period at the corresponding price (column B)

See attached the excel file, and let me give you an example

For column C and D from row 21 to 44, Long Period is always higher than Short Period (so I do nothing) BUT on Row 45 Short Period is now above Long Period AND THIS until Row 68.

So what my macro needs to do is to automatically calculate B68-B45 = E45 with
(C68 the corresponding price at which the short period went above long period
C45 the corresponding price just before the short period returns below the long period) and this for each time the short period is above the long.

I put a graph also to have a visual view of what I am saying. each time the red line is above the blue line, the macro need to calculate the second point of cross minus the first, and so on.

I am very new in VBA, and would appreciate and help for you fellow member.

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### Calculating profit and loss

Greetings,

I have a trading system spreadsheet that I am at a loss as to how to calculate the profit and loss.

I was unable to attach a sample of the spreadsheet. I hope this explanation works. If not, I could email it.

Where:
Market position is either 1 or -1
Entry price is the price where the position is reversed.

For example:
H3=1 and I3=100.56, then
H4=-1 and I4=100.88, then
H5=1 and I5=100.53

I need to calculate the profit as follows:
I4 - I3 (because market position of 1 expects the price to go up) and then,
I4 - I5 (because market position of -1 expects the price to go down)

I want to calculate this as a running total to the bottom of the column.

This is the formula I was working with, but it doesn't work:

=IF(OR(\$J4="",ISERROR(MATCH(-\$J4,\$J4:\$J\$55,0)),),"",\$J4*(OFFSET(\$K4,MATCH (-\$J4,\$J4:\$J\$55,0)-1,)-\$K4))

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Scott

### Profit and Loss Formula

I have my data like so:

ColA ColB ColC ColD ColE ColF
12.7 12.8 -100 Sell 10 12.7
12.7 12.8 0 Buy 10 12.7
12.7 12.8 100 Sell 10 12.9
12.7 12.8 -200 Buy 10 12.9

ColD thru E has my trade data while ColA and ColB has the realtime market
prices. I am trying to come up with a formula for ColC which will calculate
my Profit or Loss for each trade.

For example on the last line, I bought 10 shares at 12.90. To close out the
position at that moment in time I would need to sell them on the "bid" side
at 12.70, thus creating a \$200 loss.

I think the formula needs to look at the trade side. If the trade was a buy,
then the "bid" side of the realtime market is used in the Profit and Loss
Formula. If the trade price is greater than the "bid" price, then there is a
profit. If the trade price is less than the "bid" price, then there is a loss
- as in the example.

Similar but opposite for trade side = "sell". The formula will need to look
at the "ask" side of the real time market. If the trade price is greater than
the "ask" price, then there is a gain. If the trade price is less than the
ask price, there is a loss.

### Profit and Loss Formula

I have my data like so:

ColA ColB ColC ColD ColE ColF
12.7 12.8 -100 Sell 10 12.7
12.7 12.8 0 Buy 10 12.7
12.7 12.8 100 Sell 10 12.9
12.7 12.8 -200 Buy 10 12.9

ColD thru E has my trade data while ColA and ColB has the realtime market
prices. I am trying to come up with a formula for ColC which will calculate
my Profit or Loss for each trade.

For example on the last line, I bought 10 shares at 12.90. To close out the
position at that moment in time I would need to sell them on the "bid" side
at 12.70, thus creating a \$200 loss.

I think the formula needs to look at the trade side. If the trade was a buy,
then the "bid" side of the realtime market is used in the Profit and Loss
Formula. If the trade price is greater than the "bid" price, then there is a
profit. If the trade price is less than the "bid" price, then there is a loss
- as in the example.

Similar but opposite for trade side = "sell". The formula will need to look
at the "ask" side of the real time market. If the trade price is greater than
the "ask" price, then there is a gain. If the trade price is less than the
ask price, there is a loss.

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Ive been having issues working out a formula. I want it to do the following

Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri
100 200 350 200 300
(N/A) 100 150 150100
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In simple terms i have a column say D which each day may or may not generate a signal so a cell will have either Buy or Sell or be blank the data is ordered in date order. If a buy signel is shown i wish to take the closing price for that day column c as my entry price. At some point in the future there will be a sell signal (all blanks and additional buy signals to be ignored) at this point the closing price for at this point in column c will be taken as the closing of the trade and this price less the opening buy price calculated to give a profit or loss figure shown in column E. On the sell signal an new order is also generated at the clossing price and will be clossed when the next buy signal is generated. see table below.

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Hi,
I am trying to total the profit column using this formula without any success:

=IF(OR(\$J3="",ISERROR(MATCH(-\$J3,\$J3:\$J\$1002,0)),),"",\$J3*(OFFSET(\$K3,MATCH
(-\$J3,\$J3:\$J\$1002,0)-1,)-\$K3))

Where a (1) means the purchase price subtracted from (-1) sales price and
the same (-1) is the sales price and the next (1) is the purchase price and
so on.

Calculating by hand would look like this:
101.125 - 100.531 = +.594 and,
101.125 - 94.750 = +6.375 and,
98.250 - 94.750 = +3.500

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POSITION PRICE
1 100.531
1
1
1
1
1
1
-1 101.125
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
1 94.750
1
1
-1 98.250

Any help would be greatly appreciated,

Regards,

Scott

### Calculating Profit and Loss in one column

Hi,
I am trying to total the profit column using this formula without any success:

=IF(OR(\$J3="",ISERROR(MATCH(-\$J3,\$J3:\$J\$1002,0)),),"",\$J3*(OFFSET(\$K3,MATCH
(-\$J3,\$J3:\$J\$1002,0)-1,)-\$K3))

Where a (1) means the purchase price subtracted from (-1) sales price and
the same (-1) is the sales price and the next (1) is the purchase price and
so on.

Calculating by hand would look like this:
101.125 - 100.531 = +.594 and,
101.125 - 94.750 = +6.375 and,
98.250 - 94.750 = +3.500

MARKET ENTRY PROFIT
POSITION PRICE
1 100.531
1
1
1
1
1
1
-1 101.125
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
1 94.750
1
1
-1 98.250

Any help would be greatly appreciated,

Regards,

Scott

### Calculating Profit and Loss in one column

Hi,
I am trying to total the profit column using this formula without any success:

=IF(OR(\$J3="",ISERROR(MATCH(-\$J3,\$J3:\$J\$1002,0)),),"",\$J3*(OFFSET(\$K3,MATCH
(-\$J3,\$J3:\$J\$1002,0)-1,)-\$K3))

Where a (1) means the purchase price subtracted from (-1) sales price and
the same (-1) is the sales price and the next (1) is the purchase price and
so on.

Calculating by hand would look like this:
101.125 - 100.531 = +.594 and,
101.125 - 94.750 = +6.375 and,
98.250 - 94.750 = +3.500

MARKET ENTRY PROFIT
POSITION PRICE
1 100.531
1
1
1
1
1
1
-1 101.125
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
-1
1 94.750
1
1
-1 98.250

Any help would be greatly appreciated,

Regards,

Scott

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