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    Margin Trading Terms
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    1.Base currency:

    is the token against which exchange rates are generally quoted. In BTC_USDT pair, BTC is the base currency.

    2.Quote currency:

    is used as reference to give us the relative value of the Base currency.In BTC_USDT pair, USDT is the quote currency.

    3.Total assets:

    the sum of assets in margin trading account, including locked assets and available assets.

    4.Transfer in asset:

    asset transferred into margin trading account from exchange account.

    5.Borrowed asset:

    asset borrowed with asset transferred into margin trading as a collateral.

    6.Available asset:

    asset that is available to place orders in margin trading account, including asset borrowed and transferred in.

    7.Locked asset:

    balance not available to place orders in margin trading.In general, it refers to asset in order.

    8.Long:

    take BTC_USDT as an example, if you believe BTC price will rise, you can borrow USDT to buy long.That is,buy BTC at current low price and sell BTC at a higher price later to amplify your gains.

    9.Short:

    Take BTC_USDT pair as an example, if you believe BTC price will go down, you may borrow BTC and sell short. That is, sell at current high price and buy at a lower price later to benefit from drops in BTC price.

    10 Risk Rate:

    The total-to-loan ratio in margin trading account. The indicator to uate risk of a forced liquidation. The higher the risk rate, the lower the loan ratio is, and less chance the margin trading account will be force liquidated.

    11.Forced liquidation:

    when the risk rate in margin trading account is low to liquidation threshold, forced liquidation is triggered.All of the position of this pair are closed automatically to prevent further loss and ensure you do not default on your loan.

    12.Est.Liquidation price:

    A calculated price when the risk rate equals to liquidation threshold. A forced liquidation will be triggered when the price reaches this value.

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