Margin - Risk Limits
At BaseFEX, risk limits are implemented on all trading accounts to minimize the occurrence of large liquidations on margined contracts.
In case some users amass larger positions, they pose a risk to others on the exchange who may experience Auto-Deleveraging if the position cannot be fully liquidated. The
Step model helps avoid this through increasing margin requirements for large positions.
Dynamic Risk Limits
Every contract has a
Base Risk Limit and
Step. Combined with the base Maintenance Margin and Initial Margin requirements, these numbers are used to calculate the full margin requirement at each position size.
If the position size increases, the maintenance, and initial margin requirements will increase as well. Users must authorize a higher or lower risk limit on the Positions panel. Margin requirements will automatically increase and decrease as your risk limit changes.
Instrument Risk Limits
Contract settled by BTC, then Q = 0.005% Contract settled by USDT, then Q = 0.0000005%
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