1. Login account, after borrowing/lending funds, click the “Margin” navigation bar to enter the Margin Trade page.
2. Select the trading pair by clicking the icon in the top left of the screen to enter the corresponding trading page. Here's an example for BTC/USDT, search BTC/USDT from the left column and click it:
3. There are two directions about Margin Trade on KuCoin: Long/Short, four order types: Limit/Market/Stop Limit/Stop Market.
3.1 Select to do long, input price and amount, click “Buy BTC ”.
3.2 Select to do short, input price and amount, click “Sell BTC”.
4. If the order is successfully placed or filled, you can review it in “Open Orders” or “Order History”.
In margin trading, the earnings can be magnified if your prediction moves in the same direction as the market moves; However, your losses can be increased correspondingly if your predictions move opposite to the markets. Please note the risk carefully when participating in margin trading.
How to get profit? Here’s an example for BTC/USDT:
Buy BTC(Long): Lend USDT, buy BTC with USDT in Margin Trade. When BTC price moves up, going long is profitable. Close the position, sell BTC to USDT, the rest part of USDT is the profit after repaying the principal and interest.
Sell BTC(Short): Lend BTC, Sell BTC to USDT in Margin Trade. When BTC price moves down, going short is profitable. Close the position, sell USDT to BTC, the rest part of BTC is the profit after repaying the principal and interest.