point balance

Definition

At the end of a calendar month, a point balance statement is created to indicate the profits and losses of the open futures contracts that are held by an investor. Point balances that are issued by a futures commission merchant are based on the official closing or statement prices of futures contracts that are held within the portfolio of the investor. This statement is also used to provide the investor with a summary of the overall health of their portfolio.

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You should try and figure out your point balance so that you know if you are doing up to par at that time.

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The point balance statement told us what we wanted to know, but it showed us things that we did not want to read at all.

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The point balance allowed us to analyze the operations that were not completely included in the financial reports we generated.

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