# How to calculate cumB while calculating Liquidation Price?

I have calculated liquidation price using future liquidation price calculation

the problem: only when I use cumB = 0 i get the correct liquidation price (checked using web platform)

This must be incorrect. cumB should not be 0 with open position. expectation is that cumB is maintenance margin calculated using current notional cap and the tax bracket method using the leverage brackets.

here is my python script used to calculate.

• this assumes one position open at a time. hence: tmm & upnl = 0
• this assumes i am using one way instead of hedge mode long&short = 0
def get_liquidation_price(self):
# this method ignores the hedge mode

# wallet balance
wb = self.get_wallet_balance()

# @TODO this needs to use other position maintenance margin
# maintenance margin of all other contracts, excluding current contract.
# if it is an isolated margin mode, then TMM=0
tmm = 0

# @TODO this needs to use other position upnl
# unrealized pnl of all other contracts, excluding current contract
# if it is an isolated margin mode, then UPNL=0
upnl = 0

# maintenance amount of both position (one-way mode)
# unsure what this number is, but its not maintenance margin before liquidation.
# perhaps this is the number after liquidation.
cumb = 0

# direction of BOTH position, 1 as long position, -1 as short position

# absolute value of BOTH position size (one-way mode)
position1both = self.get_current_futures_position_amount()

# entry price of BOTH position (one-way mode)
ep1both = self.__get_current_futures_position_entry_price()

# Maintenance margin rate of BOTH position (one-way mode)
mmb = self.__get_maintenance_margin_rate()

return (wb - tmm + upnl + cumb - side1both * position1both * ep1both) /\
(position1both * mmb - side1both * position1both)

is there fault in my calculations? this does give correct calculations only when cumb = 0. any explainations on why cumb must be 0?

correction:

forgot about abs(…) for the position1both

# absolute value of BOTH position size (one-way mode)
position1both = abs(self.get_current_futures_position_amount())

after doing some closer inspection cumB is the maintenance AMOUNT not maintenance MARGIN. i suppose this is the collateral that replaces maintenance margin.

Hey @fooddough, did you manage to complete the calculator? I’d love to see it if you have, I am trying to do the same but some of the terms seem very unclear.