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Common questions around margin trading on dYdX

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Written by Zhuoxun Yin and Brendan Chou

What does it mean to ‘trade’ on dYdX?

dYdX enables opening of short or leveraged long positions
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Overview of the Trade Page

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Overview of Order Types

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Limit Orders on dYdX

Limit Orders FAQ
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What is the difference between the "Margin" and "Trade" tabs?

Two types of trades are available on dYdX
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How do I execute a Spot Trade?

Spot Trading without margin
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Why does the leverage of my position change?

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Is there a Maximum Duration on Borrows or Trades?

Time limits on Margin-Trades and Borrows
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What happens at expiration?

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Where does liquidity come from?

Where does the orderbook come from?
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Spread, Price Impact, and Slippage

What do Spreads, Price Impact and Slippage mean for your trade?
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Introduction to Margin Deposits

What is a margin deposit needed for and how is it calculated?
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Are there fees to using dYdX?

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How is PNL Calculated?

And other common questions about PNL
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Why would my transaction fail?

Mitigating transaction reverts
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