In the derivatives area, margin refers to the amount required to buy and sell a leveraged position. The initial and maintenance margins refer to the minimum margin required to open a position and the minimum margin required to maintain the position, respectively.
Because different users have different trading strategies, CoinTR ftures uses two different methods of margin mechanisms.
1. Cross Margin
Margin is shared between positions. When needed, a contract position will draw more margin from the account balance to avoid premature liquidation.
2. Fixed Margin
The margin allocated to a position is limited to a certain amount. If the margin of a position falls below the maintenance margin level, the position will be forced to close. With this method, you can manually increase or decrease the margin for this position.
Different margin currencies belong to different margin accounts and do not affect each other. For example, the BTC margin account and the USDT margin account are independent of each other.