Margin Trading

Spot margin trading: Trade crypto with up to 5x leverage

Supercharge your trading

Crypto trading is generally well understood, but what if you're looking for more advanced features to power your strategies? That's where margin trading comes in.

Opening a spot position on margin (also called "margin trading") can amplify your exposure to market volatility, giving your trading strategies even more flexibility.
Kraken offers over 100 margin-enabled markets for you to buy (go "long") or sell (go "short") a growing number of cryptocurrencies with up to 5x leverage.

Access the tools

you need on Kraken

Leverage up to 5x

Quickly and easily use margin to go long or short on a cryptocurrency with up to 5x leverage in over 100 markets.

Stable rollover fees

Kraken offers stable fees on margin positions, letting you accurately calculate and predict trading costs.

Pro trading interface

Manage your positions easily with our intuitive trading platform and advanced order options.

High margin limits

Eligible clients can access millions of dollars of margin allowance.


Comprehensive coverage

Manage your exposure on a wide variety of cryptoassets. Hundreds of spot markets available to trade on margin.

What exactly is spot margin trading?

Spot margin trading lets you buy and sell crypto on Kraken using funds that could exceed the balance of your account. Unlike futures and derivatives trading, spot margin trading involves buying or selling the actual underlying assets, rather than financial contracts.

For example:
Suppose you fund your account with $5,000 USD. Using an extension of margin from Kraken, you could buy or sell $10,000 USD worth of BTC/USD on the BTC/USD order book with this account.

Fixed fees for margin trading

Kraken offers stable and predictable fees for margin trades. Depending on the margin pair you’re trading, you are charged between 0.01% and 0.02% to open a position. Rollover fees of the same amount occur every 4 hours the position remains open.

Before using margin to trade crypto, please take time to fully understand the unique risks involved. There are a lot of concepts to learn, but this is your money at stake, so it's worth your time to walk through everything carefully.

A recurring fee, charged every 4 hours,
in order to keep a margin position open.

*Availability of margin trading services is subject to certain limitations and eligibility criteria.

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