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Welcome to the PnL Explained Professionals Home Page! 


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a) Educate the world about PnL explained reporting (aka PnL Explain/PnL Attribution/P&L Explained/P&L Attribution/Profit and Loss Explained)

b) Provide a forum for PnL Explained Professionals to share information and help them meet their professional goals.

c) Provide credentials to professionals to help demonstrate that they have reached a minimum level of proficiency in PnL explained reporting.


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Trade Type Reference  **New** Added November 2010


PnL Explained

Profit and/or Loss (PnL) Explained also called P&L Attribution is a type of report commonly used by traders, especially derivatives (swaps and options) traders, that attributes or explains the daily fluctuation in the value of a portfolio of trades to the root causes of the changes.  PnL is usually defined as value today minus value from prior day.  PnL Explained is defined at a high level as


or in more detail:

See  PnL Explained FAQ and PnL Explained Glossary

Also see MTM Explained and Greeks Explained







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