- The new feature will allow professional traders to enjoy reduced margin requirements
VICTORIA, Seychelles, Aug. 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OKX, the world-leading cryptocurrency app is pleased to introduce spot-derivatives risk offset in Portfolio Margin account mode.
Previously, margin requirements on OKX were calculated based on perpetual swaps, futures and options positions within risk units. Moving forward, OKX will allow spot positions to be placed into the risk unit to risk offset derivatives positions in order to lower margin requirements. This allows users to offset their portfolio risk and improve their capital efficiency.
Under spot-derivatives risk offset mode, users can include spot positions into either crypto-margined or USDT-margined risk units. For example:
risk offset mode
|Derivatives type||SOL-USDT Risk Unit||SOL-USD Risk Unit|
|Off||–||SOL-USDT perpetual swaps, futures||SOL-USD perpetual swaps, futures, options|
|On||USDT-margined||SOL-USDT perpetual swaps, futures & SOL spot||SOL-USD perpetual swaps, futures, options|
|On||Crypto-margined||SOL-USDT perpetual swaps, futures||SOL-USD perpetual swaps, futures, options & SOL spot|
The upgraded portfolio margin mode will be suitable for the traders who have large spot positions that can be used to hedge derivatives positions. For example, traders deploying a carry trade or similar spot-derivative strategy will now enjoy reduced maintenance margin requirements.
The new mode will also improve users’ block trading experiences when they trade spot and derivatives as combinations.
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