FAQ: Essential trading features
When executing additional positions with the same instrument, they are added or reduced to/from the initial position opened regardless of their direction - Buy or Sell. This is called position Netting. For example, if a Sell position of 0.5 BTC with BTC/USD instrument is opened, and an additional Sell position of 0.5 BTC is executed, it will be added to the initial position resulting in a total of 1 BTC Sell position. And vice-versa. if a Buy position of 0.5 BTC with BTC/USD instrument is opened, and an additional Sell position of 0.2 is executed, it will reduce the initial position resulting in a total of 0.3 BTC Buy position.
Open Price of net positions is a weighted average open price of all positions combined. For example: If a Buy position for 1 BTC with the BTC/USD instrument is opened at the price of $20,000, and an additional Buy position for 1 BTC is executed with the same instrument (BTC/USD) at the price of $30,000 – the net position will be a total of 2 BTC at the weighted average open price of $25,000.
Cross margin is a type of margin that is shared between all open positions. When choosing this type of margin, Leverage is applied automatically in accordance with your order size and cannot be set manually. Isolated margin is a type of margin that is segregated for a specific order or position. When choosing this type of margin, you can adjust and select Leverage that will be applied to your order. When adjusting Margin type or Leverage for the selected instrument in the Place Order section, the trading conditions change and apply to the whole net position after placing the order.
Yes, margin is reserved when placing Limit orders, i.e. towards market making. For example: If a Limit order size 1 BTC with the BTC/USD instrument is placed in the Order book, a margin reserve of 0.0005 BTC will be applied, regardless if the Limit order was executed or not.
Yes, market maker and market taker fees may differ. Maker fee — a fee that a trader pays (or a rebate that he will receive) when he places a limit order that was executed on the market. Instantly executed limit orders are subject to Taker fees. Taker fee — a fee that a trader pays when he places a stop or market order that was executed on the market, including instantly executed limit orders.
Overnight financing in Crypto Futures platform is charged 3 times a day, i.e. every 8 hours within the 24-hour period (1 calendar day). The financing rate corresponds to the factual moment of charge (not daily, annually, etc). The Contract Specification section of your workspace reflects the current financing rate due.
No. At the moment you can attach a Stop Loss / Take profit order only to an existing/open position on the market.