How to Use Isolated Margin Trading(Web)

KuCoin supports Cross Margin and Isolated Margin trading. Click to know more about the differences between Isolated Margin and Cross Margin 

 The operation of isolated margin is basically the same as that of cross margin, which is divided into the following steps:

  1. Enter the isolated margin page
  2. Transfer collateral to the Isolated Margin Account
  3. Borrow funds from the Funding Market
  4. Margin trade (Buy long/Sell short)
  5. Repay loans

1. Enter the isolated margin page

Log in to your KuCoin account and click [Trade]- [Margin Trading]. 


Click [Margin] on the upper left corner and select an isolated trading pair such as (BTC/USDT)


Click [Isolated Margin] in the lower right corner to switch to the isolated margin mode. 


2. Transfer collateral to the Isolated Margin Account

Click [Transfer] to transfer collateral to or out of your Margin Account. 


In the Transfer pop-up window, select the isolated margin account and the trading pair you want to trade (such as BTC/USDT), select the [Coin] (USDT or BTC), enter the [Amount], then transfer funds to the corresponding isolated margin account. 


3. Borrow funds from the Funding Market

Click [Borrow] to borrow funds. 


In the Borrow pop-up window, choose the [Coin] to borrow. Enter the [Amount] and click [Confirm]. 


 4. Margin trade (Buy long/Sell short)

Take long in BTC/USDT trading pair as an example 

Trade: borrow USDT from the Funding Market to buy BTC. 

Close the position: When the BTC price goes up, sell the BTC you bought before back for USDT. 


PS: You can also select [Automatic Borrowing] or [Automatic Repayment] to carry out [Margin Buy] or [Margin Sell]. Please refer to About The 3 Automatic Features in Margin Tradingfor more information. 

 5. Repay loans

After realizing your profit, you can repay your debt (amount borrowed + interest) by clicking [Repay]. 


In the “Repay” pop-up window, select the [Coin] and enter the [Amount] to repay, then click [Confirm]. 


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