These instructional videos will teach you the fundamentals of futures trading
Futures trading instruction for beginners
Learn all the basic crypto-futures trading strategies and how you can implement them on the Kraken Futures platform.
Order Book, Limit Order, Market Order
Margin and Leverage: Introduction
保证金是指您指定用于交易的资金，并根据您交易的资产而个性化。名义头寸规模为总头寸大小 (多头或空头) 。保证金 x 杠杆=名义头寸规模。
Margin & Leverage: Changes in Price
Trading with leverage will magnify your trading gains and losses. As your position gains profit, your margin will increase, and your leverage will drop. As your position makes a loss, your margin will decrease, and your leverage will increase.
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Mark Price & Index Price
When you trade futures, there will always be an Index Price. It represents the ‘fair’ spot price of the asset. Generally speaking, the mark price is the mid-price of the contract. Learn more here.
Liquidations, Initial Margin and Maintenance Margin
资金费率 (永续合约/ PERPS)
Basis (Fixed Maturity Contracts)
The basis is the difference between the current spot price of Bitcoin and the futures contract price. If you are trading fixed maturity contracts, you should pay attention to the basis, since it will impact your PnL.
Market Details: Volume, Open Interest, Maturities
Volume is the notional size traded in that contract in the trailing 24 hour period. Open Interest is the total notional size of open positions at any time. Maturity is when the fixed maturity contract expires. Learn more.
Advanced Order Types: Conditional Orders
Conditional orders allow you to set trigger prices and actions, and can be a valuable tool for certain strategies. We strongly recommend you practice with conditional orders on our demo site before using them in live trading.
Order Options: Reduce Only, Maker Only, Leverage Limiter
The Reduce Only option means a trade will only ever reduce your exposure; it will not add to an existing position. The Maker Only option means your limit order will be blocked if it would cross the spread. The Leverage Limiter allows you to set the maximum leverage your position would have on entry.
Example Trade: Lock in the Fiat Value of Crypto
You can lock in the fiat value by shorting the value of your futures wallet by 1x.