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Calculation of Initial Margin
Updated at:149 days 7 hours ago

Initial Margin is the lowest amount required when opening a position. The amount of initial margin is affected directly by the position and leverage. Under the same position, the higher the leverage, the lower the initial margin required; under the same leverage, the higher the position, the higher the initial margin required.

The initial margin of Gate.io is affected by the position value and the leverage, and the initial margin rate depends on the leverage used. Initial Margin Rate = 1 / Leverage * 100%

Initial Position Margin = ( Position Value / Leverage ) + Close Position Fee *The default leverage under the full position is the highest leverage in the market. *Trading fee is charged as Taker Fee Rate (0.075%).

For example:

A user places a 1,000USDT worth of long position with 50X leverage,

the initial margin is:

( Position Value / Leverage ) + Close Position Fee, ( 100/50 )+100*0.075%=2.075USDT

The balance of position margin is viewable on the position page. Click 'Margin' to increase or reduce the margin under the isolated margin mode. Margin cannot be reduced to a point lower than the lowest requirement of the position.



The changes of margin affect the price of forced liquidation.

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