Why you should start Margin Trading with Crypto

Bitcoin.com Exchange
Sep 6 · 3 min read

Margin Trading vs Spot Trading?

It’s easy to trade crypto, and most crypto exchanges you use are what people refer to spot trading. Spot trading is a popular way for investors to access the crypto market in a straightforward manner. It’s mainly fiat-to-crypto trading, as well as crypto-to-crypto trading. It’s simple, you get a crypto wallet, you buy a token you’ve been reading on directly with fiat currencies, and then once the price has increased, you sell the asset and make a profit.

Pretty simple, right? Well, imagine you don’t have enough for the trade you’re looking towards leveraging. With margin trading, the trading platform allows you to open a position that is larger than the balance of your account. Essentially, this allows people or traders to access a number of funds to increase their order, which then effectively means they boost the gain from a profitable trade. In essence, you’ll be maximizing your potential gains, allowing you to open a larger position than you would normally allow within your account.

With margin trading, you’re effectively boosting your gains from market swings, opening up your trading horizons, and letting you, the trader, explore new trading opportunities and strategies. This then allows you to use leverage for the short, or long term gains on a variety of cryptocurrencies, giving you bigger earning potential compared to spot trades.

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What’s an example of Margin Trading?

Let’s all assume that the price of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is equal to USDT1,000 and a trader thinks and feels that it will rise in the future. However, the trader only has USDT100. The amount the trader has won’t limit him from amplifying his potential gains with margin trading. The trader can use the maximum 10x leverage provided by Bitcoin.com Exchange to open a USDT1,000 long position (trader’s USDT100 was multiplied to 10). Now let’s assume that during the next few hours the price of Bitcoin Cash rocketed by 10% to USDT1,100. The trader decides to close this profitable position and realizes a positive Profit & Loss of nearly USDT100 (you need to take into account the fees and paid Interest Rate Check out the Fee Page). If the trader opened this position without the leverage he or she will only see USDT10 gain, because the position’s value would be equal to the trader’s balance of USDT100.

How can I start my Margin Trading journey?

Bitcoin.com Exchange provides one of the leading Margin Trading platforms in the industry, giving users the opportunity to trade borrowed assets. This means that clients now can open Long and Short positions on a variety of cryptocurrencies by up to 10x leverage. Those who use Margin Trading can amplify their potential profit depending on the selected leverage for 29 markets as seen below:

Enjoy up to 10x leverage on:



Up to 5x leverage on:


So what are you waiting for? Take advantage of added leverage to boost your potential gains today, with none other than Bitcoin.com Exchange.


Dear users of Bitcoin.com Exchange please consider that Margin Trading has several risks due to cryptocurrency price volatility and product complexity. We advise you to exercise carefulness and attention. Bitcoin.com provides high liquidity, 24/7 multilingual support, and dozens of trading pairs complemented by high security, but we are not responsible for your financial losses during trading activities.

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