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Futures

Trade Bitcoin Futures and Other Cryptocurrency Derivatives With Up To 125x Leverage.

With crypto futures, you can go long or short on cryptocurrencies to reduce risk or seek profits in volatile markets. Cryptocurrencies.ai provides an easy-to-use platform and allows a seamless trading experience for traders to switch from spot to futures.
1

Sign up

Create your free account and verify your email.
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Deposit

Deposit and transfer USDT to Futures wallet
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Select Pair

Choose from multiple contracts options
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Place Order

Cryptocurrencies.ai offers a wide range of order types
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Manage your position

Monitor your position in real-time

Cryptocurrencies.ai Futures interface guide

1. This is where you can:
a) select pair which you want to trade
b) select account to trade from.
2. This is where you can:
a) Check the Mark Price (important to keep an eye on, as liquidations happen based on the Mark Price).
b) Check the expected funding rate.
c) Check various other market data, such as 24h change and 24h volume.
3. This is your chart.4. This is where you can monitor your trading activity. You can switch between the tabs to check the current status of your positions and smart trades, your margin balance, see your currently open and previously executed orders, and get a full trading and transaction history for a given period.5. This is where you can check your balance and margin ratio and also transfer funds between your spot and futures accounts.6. This is where you can enter your orders, and switch between different order types.7. This is where you can turn hedge mode on and off and adjust your leverage (16x by default), and switch between cross margin and isolated margin.8. This is where you can go to smart trading settings and create your smart order.9. This is where you can see live order book data along with a visualization of order depth. You can adjust the accuracy of the order book in the dropdown menu in the top right corner of this area (0.01 by default).

What is a perpetual futures contract?

A perpetual contract is a special type of futures contract, but unlike the traditional form of futures, it doesn’t have an expiry date. So one can hold a position for as long as they like. Other than that, the trading of perpetual contracts is based on an underlying Index Price. The Index Price consists of the average price of an asset, according to major spot markets and their relative trading volume.Thus, unlike conventional futures, perpetual contracts are often traded at a price that is equal or very similar to spot markets. Still, the biggest difference between the traditional futures and perpetual contracts is the ‘settlement date’ of the former.

What is the initial margin?

Initial margin is the minimum value you must pay to open a leveraged position. For example, you can buy 1000 BTC with an initial margin of 100 BTC (at 10x leverage). So your initial margin would be 10% of the total order. The initial margin is what backs your leveraged position, acting as collateral.

What is the maintenance margin?

Maintenance margin is the minimum amount of collateral you must hold to keep trading positions open. If your margin balance drops below this level, you will either receive a margin call (asking you to add more funds to your account) or be liquidated. Most cryptocurrency exchanges will do the latter.In other words, the initial margin is the value you commit when opening a position, and the maintenance margin refers to the minimum balance you need to keep the positions open. The maintenance margin is a dynamic value that changes according to market price and to your account balance (collateral).

What is the difference between the Mark and Last Price?

To avoid spikes and unnecessary liquidations during periods of high volatility, Cryptocurrencies.Ai uses Last Price and Mark Price.The Last Price is easy to understand. It means the Last Price that the contract was traded at. In other words, the last trade in the trading history defines the Last Price. It’s used for calculating your realized PnL (Profit and Loss).The Mark Price is designed to prevent price manipulation. It’s calculated using a combination of funding data and a basket of price data from multiple spot exchanges. Your liquidation prices and unrealized PnL are calculated based on the Mark Price.Please note that the Mark Price and the Last Price may differ.When you set an order type that uses a stop price as a trigger, you can select which price you would like to use as the trigger - the Last Price or the Mark Price. To do this, select the price you wish to use in the Trigger dropdown menu in the order entry field.

What order types are available and when to use them?

Limit: A limit order is an order that you place on the order book with a specific limit price that is determined by you. When you place a limit order, the trade will only be executed if the market price reaches your limit price (or better). Therefore, you may use limit orders to buy at a lower price, or to sell at a higher price than the current market price.Market: A market order is an order to buy or sell at the best available current price. It is executed against the limit orders that were previously placed on the order book. When placing a market order, you will pay fees as a market taker.Stop-Limit: The easiest way to understand a stop-limit order is to break it down into stop price, and limit price. The stop price is simply the price that triggers the limit order, and the limit price is the price of the limit order that is triggered. This means that once your stop price has been reached, your limit order will be immediately placed on the order book.Although the stop and limit prices can be the same, this is not a requirement. In fact, it would be safer for you to set the stop price (trigger price) a bit higher than the limit price for sell orders, or a bit lower than the limit price for buy orders. This increases the chances of your limit order getting filled after the stop price is reached.Smart order: is the Cryptocurrencies.ai exclusive ability to automate your manual trading, reduce risks, increase profits and focus on strategy rather than game. Learn more.

What is Post-Only, Time in Force and Reduce-Only?

When you use limit orders, you can set additional instructions along with your orders. On Cryptocurrencies.ai Futures, these can either be Post-Only or Time in Force (TIF) instructions, and they determine additional characteristics of your limit orders.Post-Only means that your order will always be added to the order book first and will never execute against an existing order in the order book. This is useful if you would only like to pay maker fees. You can quickly check your current fee tier by hovering over the $ sign next to the Transfer button.TIF instructions allow you to specify the amount of time that your orders will remain active before they are executed or expired. You can select one of these options for TIF instructions:GTC (Good Till Cancel): The order will remain active until it is either filled or canceled.IOC (Immediate Or Cancel): The order will execute immediately (either fully or partially). If it is only partially executed, the unfilled portion of the order will be canceled.FOK (Fill Or Kill): The order must be fully filled immediately. If not, it won’t be executed at all.Additionally, when you use either a limit or a market order, ticking the Reduce-Only checkbox will ensure that new orders you set will only decrease, and never increase your currently open positions.

When are your positions at risk of getting liquidated?

Liquidation happens when your Margin Balance falls below the required Maintenance Margin. The Margin Balance is the balance of your Cryptocurrencies.ai Futures account, including your unrealized PnL (Profit and Loss). So, your profits and losses will cause the Margin Balance value to change.The Maintenance Margin is the minimum value you need to keep your positions open. It varies according to the size of your positions. Larger positions require higher Maintenance Margin.You can find a useful tool in the balance card. It helps you quickly track the current risk of your open positions getting liquidated. If your Margin Ratio reaches 100%, your positions will be liquidated.
When liquidation happens, all of your open orders are canceled. Ideally, you should keep track of your positions to avoid auto-liquidation, which comes with an additional fee. If your position is close to being liquidated, it may be beneficial to consider manually closing the position instead of waiting for the auto-liquidation.

What is Funding rate?

Every eight hours, funding rates are paid either to the long or the short based on differences with the spot right. It prevents lasting divergence in the price of the spot and perpetual contract markets.

What is auto-deleveraging and how can it affect you?

When a trader’s account size goes below 0, the Insurance Fund is used to cover the losses. However, in some exceptionally volatile market environments, the Insurance Fund may be unable to handle the losses, and open positions have to be reduced to cover them. This means that in times like these, your open positions can also be at risk of being reduced.The order of these position reductions is determined by a queue, where the most profitable and the highest leveraged traders are at the front of the queue. You can check your current position in the queue by hovering over the indicator at the top of the page.

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