What is a Pip in Forex?

04

MAR,2018

What is a Pip in Forex?

The word “Pip” in Forex is stands for “Percentage Interest Point”, and is also often called “Price Interest Point”. A pip is the minimum price increment for a currency pair. If the price of a currency pair moves up or down 0.0001, we say that the price has moved 1 pip. If the price moves up or down 0.0007, we say that the price has moved 7 pips.

Example: If the price of the EUR/USD Forex pair moves from $1.0750 to $1.0758, we say that the EUR/USD has increased by eight pips ($0.0008). If the EUR/USD price increases from $1.0750 to $1.0785, we say that the EUR/USD is up 35 pips ($0.0035).

This example shows how a pip is expressed using the fourth digit after the decimal.   There are some currency pairs that are expressed using the second digit after the decimal. The pips of the Yen-based currency pairs (USD/JPY, EUR/JPY, GBP/JPY, AUD/JPY, etc.) are expressed using two digits after the decimal. If the USD/JPY moves from 110.10 to 110.90, we say that the price has increased 80 pips (0.80).