Trading

Trading questions and answeres.

How do I close a position?
If you would like to close a position so that you realise a profit or a loss, you must place an order in the opposite direction. In the Positions widget...
Fri, 24 Jul, 2020 at 1:48 AM
How do I buy and sell futures contracts?
You must be logged in with a valid account. On the wallet page you can check your balance details. Your available balance must be greater than 0. Please dep...
Fri, 24 Jul, 2020 at 1:38 AM
How to manually calculate the Mark price of your liquidated XBTUSD position?
We do not store the mark price on our site, however it is possible to recreate the exact mark price at the time of your liquidation, using the REST API, in ...
Wed, 16 Sep, 2020 at 9:15 PM
How to manually calculate the Mark price of your liquidated futures position?
We do not store the mark price on our site, however it is possible to recreate the mark price at the time of your liquidation, using the REST API, in order ...
Wed, 16 Sep, 2020 at 9:16 PM
What are the trading fees?
On BitMEX, market makers are those who provide liquidity on the exchange, and market takers are those who take liquidity from the exchange. Liquidity is cr...
Wed, 16 Sep, 2020 at 8:18 PM
How do I cancel an order?
Go to the Open Orders widget where all of your unfilled orders are listed. There is a column named actions where you may click on the cancel button to remov...
Fri, 24 Jul, 2020 at 1:39 AM
How do I start trading?
For new traders, we suggest reading through the Trading Overview. Once you have completed your reading, if you have a specific question, we would be happ...
Thu, 23 Jul, 2020 at 8:37 PM
How do I read contract symbols?
BitMEX uses industry-standard syntax to construct the contract symbols.  Outright Futures Contracts: Example symbol: XBTZ14 The first three charact...
Fri, 24 Jul, 2020 at 1:45 AM
How do I find contract specifications?
Navigate to the Contracts heading on the BitMEX website. On the left-hand side of the page, you can find a list of the contracts that we support, all the de...
Fri, 24 Jul, 2020 at 1:42 AM
Why was my order rejected?
There are a variety of reasons that can result in an order being rejected, they are listed below: "Account has insufficient Available Balance&q...
Wed, 16 Sep, 2020 at 8:23 PM