How to Use Isolated Margin Trading (App)


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] - [Isolated Margin]. 1.png

Click[the More icon] on the upper left corner to enter the Isolated trading pairs interface, then select an isolated trading pair you want to trade.  


2. Transfer collateral to the Isolated Margin Account 

Click [Transfer Icon] to transfer collateral to or out of your Margin Account. Each Isolate Margin account can only hold the corresponding two tokens of the trading pair. For example, there are only BTC and USDT in the BTC/USDT Isolated 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 as collateral.  


3. Borrow funds from the Funding Market 

Click [More icon] and [Borrowing] to borrow funds.  

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


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.  


Click [Close Position] to close the position quickly. 


PS: You can also select [Automatic Borrowing] or [Automatic Repay] 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 [Repay].  MicrosoftTeams-image__31_.png11.png


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