Is Crypto Margin Trading Good Or Bad?

Trading on Margin, is it good or bad? Under what condition would it be considered as good? When market is at its peak or there is a dip? That’s the dilemma faced by many traders and investors who want to sail in the world of Margin, but is it good or bad? Let’s explore about the good and the bad of crypto margin trading in today’s post –

An individual borrows capital from the lender so as to invest and buy more assets/cryptos. The individual gets leverage, where he is [based on his analysis and intelligence] making a bet that his returns on the investments made on margin are going to be higher than the interest he needs to pay his lender, excluding fees for now. Point to note that the lender uses your cryptos in your crypto wallet as collateral so as to satisfy your margin. So margin could also be termed as debt.

The Good of Crypto Margin Trading

#1- Margin could help you in fulfilling “sudden capital requirement” or emergency

In need of some urgent capital? Then considering market sentiments, it could be a good idea to invest in Margin Trading. Borrowing capital at this stage based on your analysis may turn towards profit, start investing and in a few days once you make a profit you can cover your margin.

#2 – Margin could help in fuelling other investments of higher returns

There is this dream project you want to start off, or the market is just going as per your predictions and based on your analysis you feel investing more for higher returns, but not enough of it? Then Margin could help you in borrowing that money and reinvesting to get positive returns. Go ahead and use margin to start your position.

The Bad of Crypto Margin Trading

 

#1 – Margin is bad when you invest in cryptos that yield lower than your margin interest.

Although crypto margin trading is available for only selected cryptos, still it is wise to know which ones are the best to help you earn a positive ROI.

 

#2 – Margin is bad when you use it as a down payment for some other debt

 

Do not open Margin to use that capital in any other form of debt, that’s the riskiest venture. Take it this way you are already paying a margin interest on the borrowed amount, using it to get another debt is again starting a new cycle of interest payments and because you wouldn’t be earning any returns on your second investment in case your margin trade results in  a loss, it means no capital to pay interest of second debt as well.

What are your stories of Good and bad in crypto margin trading? Would love to know them. Please share your feedback with us @getnuo , our twitter handle.

 

References

goodfinancialcents, nerdwallet