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Risk Limits

Overview

BitMEX imposes risk limits on all trading accounts to minimise the occurrence of large liquidations on margined contracts.

As users amass larger positions, they pose a risk to others on the exchange who may experience a deleveraging event if the position cannot be fully liquidated. The Step model helps avoid this by increasing margin requirements for large positions.

Dynamic Risk Limits

Each instrument has a Base Risk Limit and Step. These numbers combined with the base Maintenance and Initial Margin requirements are used to calculate your full margin requirement at each position size.

As the position size increases, the maintenance and initial margin requirements will increase. 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

Symbol Base Risk Limit Step Base Maintenance Margin Base Initial Margin
ADAU22 50 XBT 75 XBT 2.50% 5.00%
XRPU22 50 XBT 75 XBT 2.50% 5.00%
XRPUSD 50 XBT 50 XBT 1.00% 2.00%
BCHUSD 50 XBT 50 XBT 1.00% 2.00%
DOGEUSD 50 XBT 50 XBT 1.00% 2.00%
BNBUSD 50 XBT 50 XBT 1.00% 2.00%
LINKUSD 50 XBT 50 XBT 1.00% 2.00%
SOLUSD 50 XBT 50 XBT 1.00% 2.00%
LINKUSDT 1,000,000 USDT 1,000,000 USDT 1.50% 3.00%
DOGEUSDT 1,000,000 USDT 1,000,000 USDT 1.50% 3.00%
DOTUSDT 1,000,000 USDT 1,000,000 USDT 1.50% 3.00%
ADAUSDT 1,000,000 USDT 1,000,000 USDT 1.50% 3.00%
EOSUSDT 1,000,000 USDT 1,000,000 USDT 1.50% 3.00%
TRXUSDT 1,000,000 USDT 1,000,000 USDT 1.50% 3.00%
BNBUSDT 1,000,000 USDT 1,000,000 USDT 1.50% 3.00%
SOLUSDT 1,000,000 USDT 1,000,000 USDT 1.50% 3.00%
ADAUSD 50 XBT 50 XBT 1.50% 3.00%
EOSUSD 50 XBT 50 XBT 1.50% 3.00%
XRPUSDT 1,000,000 USDT 1,000,000 USDT 1.50% 3.00%
BCHUSDT 1,000,000 USDT 1,000,000 USDT 1.50% 3.00%
APEUSDT 1,000,000 USDT 1,000,000 USDT 1.50% 3.00%
GMTUSDT 1,000,000 USDT 1,000,000 USDT 1.50% 3.00%
GMTUSD 50 XBT 50 XBT 1.50% 3.00%
NEARUSDT 1,000,000 USDT 1,000,000 USDT 1.50% 3.00%
NEARUSD 50 XBT 50 XBT 1.50% 3.00%
APEUSD 50 XBT 50 XBT 1.50% 3.00%
TRXUSD 50 XBT 50 XBT 1.50% 3.00%
GALUSD 50 XBT 50 XBT 1.50% 3.00%
GALUSDT 1,000,000 USDT 1,000,000 USDT 1.50% 3.00%
LUNAUSD 50 XBT 50 XBT 2.00% 4.00%
DOTUSD 50 XBT 50 XBT 2.00% 4.00%
ALTMEXTUSDT 1,000,000 USDT 1,000,000 USDT 2.00% 4.00%
DEFIMEXTUSDT 1,000,000 USDT 1,000,000 USDT 2.00% 4.00%
METAMEXTUSDT 1,000,000 USDT 1,000,000 USDT 2.00% 4.00%
MATICUSDT 1,000,000 USDT 1,000,000 USDT 2.50% 5.00%
AVAXUSD 50 XBT 50 XBT 2.50% 5.00%
AXSUSD 50 XBT 50 XBT 2.50% 5.00%
SHIBUSDT 1,000,000 USDT 1,000,000 USDT 2.50% 5.00%
FTMUSDT 1,000,000 USDT 1,000,000 USDT 2.50% 5.00%
SANDUSDT 1,000,000 USDT 1,000,000 USDT 2.50% 5.00%
MANAUSDT 1,000,000 USDT 1,000,000 USDT 2.50% 5.00%
AVAXUSDT 1,000,000 USDT 1,000,000 USDT 2.50% 5.00%
LUNAUSDT 1,000,000 USDT 1,000,000 USDT 2.50% 5.00%
XBTUSD 200 XBT 150 XBT 0.35% 1.00%
XBTUSDT 1,000,000 USDT 1,000,000 USDT 0.50% 1.00%
XBTEUR 50 XBT 50 XBT 1.00% 2.00%
XBTN22 75 XBT 75 XBT 0.35% 1.00%
XBTU22 75 XBT 75 XBT 0.35% 1.00%
XBTUSDTU22 1,000,000 USDT 1,000,000 USDT 0.50% 1.00%
XBTZ22 75 XBT 75 XBT 0.35% 1.00%
XBTUSDTZ22 1,000,000 USDT 1,000,000 USDT 0.50% 1.00%
XBTH23 75 XBT 75 XBT 0.35% 1.00%
ETHUSD 75 XBT 100 XBT 0.50% 1.00%
ETHUSDT 1,000,000 USDT 1,000,000 USDT 1.00% 2.00%
ETHUSD_ETH 200 ETH 200 ETH 1.00% 2.00%
ETHUSDU22_ETH 200 ETH 200 ETH 1.00% 2.00%
ETHU22 50 XBT 50 XBT 0.70% 2.00%
ETHUSDU22 50 XBT 50 XBT 0.70% 2.00%
ETHUSDTU22 1,000,000 USDT 1,000,000 USDT 1.00% 2.00%
LTCUSD 50 XBT 50 XBT 1.00% 2.00%
LTCUSDT 1,000,000 USDT 1,000,000 USDT 1.50% 3.00%

Formulas

Term Formula XBTUSD Example (1 Step)
New Maintenance Margin % Base MM % + ( Steps * Base MM % ) 0.35% + ( 1 * 0.35% ) = 0.70%
New Initial Margin % Base IM % + ( Steps * Base MM % ) 1.00% + ( 1 * 0.35% ) = 1.35%
Maintenance Margin Amount New MM * Entry Value 0.70% * 300 XBT = 2.1 XBT

More Information

Further information is available on:

  • How to Adjust Risk Limits
  • Trade Examples