trade leveraged derivatives on FX, cryptocurrency & more synthetic assets
leverage trading is a way of trading different asset classes with borrowed funds for increased buying power. in leverage trading, traders use borrowed funds to buy assets like stocks on margin. leverage trading can only be successful if the return on an investment is higher than the cost to borrow money.
when you trade with leverage on handle.fi, you are essentially borrowing funds from hLP to open larger positions than you would be able to with your own capital. the amount of leverage you can use depends on the asset you are trading. the more leverage you use, the less margin you have to put down as collateral.
for a complete tutorial on how to place a trade see this guide
perpetual futures are futures contracts with no expiration or settlement. perpetual futures are a type of derivative widely used in crypto trading. they allow traders to buy and sell crypto without having to constantly roll over expiring contracts. they can also be used as short-term trading vehicles for leveraged trading to go long or short.
going long means buying an asset with the expectation that its price will rise, while going short means selling an asset with the expectation that its price will fall.