Margin Trading

Margin Trading
Cryptocurrency:
  Supercharge
Your Trades Up To 5x

Maximize your potential gains

Trading cryptocurrency is generally simple, but what if you’re looking for options that are a bit more advanced? That’s where margin trading comes in. 

Margin trading lets you amplify your gains from market swings, allowing you to execute more complex, active trading strategies. With the power of Kraken’s advanced trading engine, you can use leverage to go long or short on a variety of cryptocurrencies by up to 5x -- you’ll have five times the earning potential compared to a regular spot trade. 

The Kraken Trade Engine 
lets you magnify your trades.

Leverage up to 5x

Quickly and easily borrow funds from Kraken to go long or short on a currency pair by up to 5x.

Low Rollover fees

Never pay more than 0.02% (per 4 hours) in rollover fees.

Pro trading interface

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

High borrow limits

Eligible clients can borrow up to $500,000.

Advanced API access

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

So what exactly is margin trading?

Margin trading involves using borrowed money to “lever” up a trade, opening a larger position with a smaller amount of the trader’s funds. Essentially, Kraken lends the trader an amount of funds to increase the size of their order, which in turn boosts the gain from a profitable trade. 

For example, if you place a margin trade with a leverage of “2.0”, Kraken will double your trading power by lending you the same amount you put up to open the position, with the matched amount to be repaid once the position is closed.

Complex trades, simple interface

Large investors have traditionally used margin trading to express unique ideas about the market, but most investors frequently lack access to these tools. With Kraken, margin trading is accessible to everyone. Apply anywhere from 2x to 5x leverage to an order with just one click, whether you’re placing a market or limit order.

Margin trading is currently available on Kraken with:

Lowest fees for leveraging crypto

Another benefit of margin trading cryptocurrencies with Kraken is that we offer extremely competitive fees. Depending on the currency pair you’re looking to leverage, we’ll only charge up to 0.02% to open a position and up to 0.02% (per 4 hours) in rollover fees to keep it open. This value, when combined with our deep liquidity across all of our markets, means that you’ll be able to maximize your earnings and get your money quickly.

 

 

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

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