Trade Sidebar

The trade sidebar for perpetual, margin, and spot markets allows you to choose the market, leverage, trade direction, order type and amount. The Perpetual page provides an easy-to-use slider bar to set leverage. On the Margin page, there is no leverage selection under the Cross tab; leverage is a function of the entire Account’s collateralization. Depositing and trading to the Layer 2 Perpetual markets is completely separate from depositing and trading to the Layer 1 margin and spot markets.

Price Chart

The price chart is an easy way to view historical pricing with 1 day or 1 hour candlesticks. It incorporates all the standard tools and indicators that can be overlayed from TradingView, and users can customize this chart as they wish.

Depth Chart

The depth chart is only visible when selected in the navigation bar near the price chart. The depth chart is a visual representation of the order book that shows cumulative bids and asks and their prices.

Funding (only for Perpetual markets)

Funding history is only visible when selected in the navigation bar near the price chart on the Perpetual page. The funding history is a visual representation of the funding rate for the given perpetual. See here for more details on the funding rate calculation.

Details (only for Perpetual markets)

Details are only visible when selected in the navigation bar near the price chart on the Perpetual page. This section provides key statistics and information on the relevant asset being traded as a perpetual.

Order Book

The order book shows the current open orders on dYdX. For both the bid side (buying the base asset of the trading pair) and ask side (selling the base asset of the trading pair), it displays size and price available. The spread between the top of the bid and ask side is displayed as well.

Positions / Balances Panel

The positions / balances panel can show different types of information depending on the selections you have made.

For Perpetual trading, the panel will show Open Position data with additional information relevant to perpetuals (such as funding statistics). The designated collateral for all perpetual markets is USD (held as USDC in the contracts).

For Margin—when Isolated is selected, the panel will show Open Positions. These are margin positions that are currently open. When Cross margin is selected, the panel will show Account Balances. These are your balances for all assets supported on dYdX which make up your overall account value and collateralization. As previously mentioned, Layer 1 margin and spot markets support multiple forms of collateral, so the aggregate view is provided under Account Balances.

Additionally, the panel will also have tabs that relate to limit orders and filled orders. Open Orders display limit orders that have been placed, but have not yet been executed. Filled Orders are orders that have been filled in the past. These are displayed for all market types (perpetual, margin, and spot markets). For a detailed view of all previous orders - see the History page.

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