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Margin Trading

Maker margin trading:
Trade MKR with leverage

Maker (MKR) margin trading is not available on Kraken at this time, but you can still trade 50+ other cryptocurrencies with leverage by signing up for a free account.

Supercharge your trading

Are you looking for more advanced features to power your crypto trading strategy? Margin trading could make a difference.


Opening a Maker spot position with margin (also called "margin trading") can amplify your exposure to market volatility. Margin can give your trading strategies greater flexibility while taking advantage of or hedge against different market events. Kraken offers over 100 margin-enabled markets for you to buy (go "long") or sell (go "short") with up to 5x leverage on supported assets.

Access the tools

you want on Kraken

Leverage crypto up to 5x

Quickly and easily use margin to long or short crypto with up to 5x leverage.

Stable rollover fees

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

Pro trading interface

Manage your positions 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.

So what exactly is Maker margin trading?

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

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

Manage your trading strategies on a simple interface

With Kraken, crypto margin trading is intuitive. Seamlessly trade up to 5x leverage on liquid markets whether you're placing a market or limit order.

Margin trading is currently available on Kraken with:

sol

Solana SOL

paxg

PAX Gold PAXG

xlm

Stellar XLM

ksm

Kusama KSM

eos

EOSIO EOS

avax

Avalanche AVAX

btc

Bitcoin BTC

waves

Waves WAVES

matic

Polygon MATIC

link

Chainlink LINK

dai

Dai DAI

usdt

Tether USDT

usdc

USD Coin USDC

ftm

Fantom FTM

algo

Algorand ALGO

flr

Flare FLR

mina

Mina MINA

apt

Aptos APT

ocean

Ocean OCEAN

comp

Compound COMP

zec

Zcash ZEC

xmr

Monero XMR

ape

ApeCoin APE

flow

Flow FLOW

xrp

Ripple XRP

uni

Uniswap UNI

kava

Kava KAVA

blur

Blur BLUR

xtz

Tezos XTZ

atom

Cosmos ATOM

doge

Dogecoin DOGE

nano

Nano NANO

crv

Curve CRV

trx

Tron TRX

dash

Dash DASH

ada

Cardano ADA

Fixed fees for margin trading

Another benefit of margin trading on Kraken is our transparent and competitive fee structure. Depending on the currency pair you’re trading, 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 to trade MKR, 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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