Kraken

Margin Trading

Margin Trading
Cryptocurrency:
  Trade With
Up To 5x Leverage

Supercharge your trades

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. 

Entering into spot transactions with the use of margin (or "margin trading") can amplify your gains and losses from market swings, allowing you to execute more complex, active trading strategies. With the power of Kraken’s advanced trading engine, you can use extensions of margin from Kraken to buy (go "long") or sell (go "short") a variety of cryptocurrencies with up to 5x leverage. 

The Kraken Trade Engine 
lets you magnify your trades.

Leverage up to 5x

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

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 margin limits

Eligible clients can access 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 allows you to make spot purchases and sales of cryptocurrencies, on the Kraken exchange, using funds that may exceed the balance of your account. For example:

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

Complex trades, simple interface

With Kraken, margin trading is accessible to everyone. Apply up 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:

Low fees for margin trading

Another benefit of margin trading on Kraken is that we offer extremely competitive fees. Depending on the currency pair you’re trading in, we’ll charge up to only 0.02% to open a position and up to only 0.02% (per 4 hours) in rollover fees to keep it open.

Before using margin extensions to trade cryptocurrencies please take time to fully understand it and 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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