Poloniex Margin Trading Tutorial

///Poloniex Margin Trading Tutorial

Poloniex Margin Trading Tutorial

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One of the most requested tutorials, today we recorded the ‘How to Start Margin Trading on Poloniex’ Webinar

This will become a regular part of our Digital Currency Investing Forums.  Originally broadcast as a screen recording and no audience, then shared with the current LumbridgeCity Members in February 2016, this tutorial has been transcribed, edited and be improved throughout the year by the questions and comments within our private forums.

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By |2017-06-19T21:58:26+00:00June 19th, 2017|Cryptocurrency Trading|30 Comments


  1. James Fraser June 19, 2017 at 9:59 pm - Reply

    Hi. Nice video. Can`t figure out how to short BTC on Poloniex, or if that’s even available, as it’s not in the menu. Can you help?

  2. Local Bitcoin June 19, 2017 at 10:00 pm - Reply


    I’ve try’ed to look after a good tutorial on margin trading explained It on Bitfinex platform, without success.

    Damn I’m happy to find you and your video(s), very educational, now I know better how to think and act wile margin trading.

    You soul’d explore and make tutorials using Bitfinex, they seems to have more feature, tools then Poloniex.

    Advanced tools, feature I hardly understand true there guides x”(

    Just a tip, check It out!
    Many thank’s you rock my day, kind regards!

  3. fellendael pierre June 19, 2017 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    why not LMC ?
    For 4BTC to buy profit of 1000%

  4. Eric Fisher June 19, 2017 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    Hi what I am asking is that when I have some money in my margin account, I automatically have a tradable balance in other coins. Now say i do a short trade with one of these coins, why do I have to add a loan percentage ? Are coins being bought automatically in an unprofitable way ? Thanks E

  5. Victor Allahara June 19, 2017 at 10:05 pm - Reply

    How do you close the position if you are shorting and made profit? I clicked on close by the order and when it closed the order I received no profit only fees..What did I do wrong.. All the videos on net show you how to start the trade but not how to close it.

  6. AWAKE ENLIGHTEN June 19, 2017 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    I’ve been looking for information like this…thanks Lumbridgecity! Keep up the great work!

  7. Joshua Dashman June 19, 2017 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    I understand the concept but I’m confused how for example shorting factom getting a lone for it. how can you profit from its value coming down. like what generates the profits?

  8. Johanne Trader June 19, 2017 at 10:08 pm - Reply

    So, if you are using 1:1 leverage it’s like using no margin ?  Do you still have to pay interest?

  9. Agent Office June 19, 2017 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    I’m shorting eth now thanks

  10. Christian Martinez June 19, 2017 at 10:12 pm - Reply

    Your wallet is probably around a half a million usd, do you just leave that in the exchange? Or do you transfer everyday after trading and get hit with fees?

  11. martinjamescox June 19, 2017 at 10:12 pm - Reply

    Hi @Lumbridgecity – nice video.

    But yearly interest rates are calculated from daily rates using ‘to the power of 365’ not ‘times 365’.

    E.g., 1.0003^365 = 1.1157 or 11.57% (right answer)

    not 0.03*365 = 10.95% (wrong answer)

    It doesn’t seem like a big difference, but the higher the rates the more the answers will diverge, for example 0.5% daily rate:

    1.005^365 = 617.46% annual interest (right)

    .5*365 = 182.5% (wrong)

  12. WOWCRITS June 19, 2017 at 10:12 pm - Reply

    What about margin stop loss, limit etc…after a short is made.

  13. My_Ouzo June 19, 2017 at 10:16 pm - Reply

    Have been shorting DASH for 1 week, how do I close my position at .038 ?

  14. Wot Wot June 19, 2017 at 10:18 pm - Reply

    Hey Thanks. Read the polo doc first then watch your vid. Made me understand it a lot better. I still need to learn learn learn more though.

  15. doodelay June 19, 2017 at 10:19 pm - Reply

    I have a few questions:
    1. I’ve got $2500 total in my exchange account, how much can I borrow from margin trading assuming I move all of it to my margin account? $2500*2.5 = $6250, does this mean I’ll have (2500 + 6250) in my margin account to trade with?

    2. If I lose 40% of what I invested, assuming I invested it all, how much money will be liquidated?

    3. To move money from my exchange account to my margin account, will I have to sell positions I currently hold?

    4. Lastly, is there a limit to how long you can hold a leveraged long or short position? For instance, can I hold for a year without issue?

    In all of these scenarios I am referring only to long positions

  16. Alex Kniazeff June 19, 2017 at 10:21 pm - Reply

    8:40 What’re you drinking, an apple kompot? ))

  17. MJTV June 19, 2017 at 10:22 pm - Reply

    HOW do you trade on Poloniex??? this website is SOOO slow… I deposited btc to Poloniex 5 days ago…it has not arrived till today… the idiots in the trollbox told me to make a ticket… I did..I have not heard from Support them since then..it’s been 4 days… it looks like a SCAM not a trading platform…

  18. Weverton Benevides June 19, 2017 at 10:24 pm - Reply

    How do I put my TARGET and STOP on the Short ??? For I noticed that when I hit my target, and hit my target, the position is still open with a few coins still. Why that??? Hug!

  19. Garrett Grubbs June 19, 2017 at 10:25 pm - Reply

    Never explained how to place a short trade or even a long trade… Am I buying or selling.?

  20. Daniel Cornish June 19, 2017 at 10:31 pm - Reply

    250k sats….

  21. Jan Antonie Banki June 19, 2017 at 10:32 pm - Reply

    Thank you for making this tutorial but my honest advise for you is to avoid adding all this extra real time analysis and reasoning as it very confusing for a beginner interested in learning to margin trade. Please just make a video showing getting in and out of a short or long trade… In this video you only showed how to go make the short trade entry, but not how to get out of the trade… leaving me as a beginner still clueless… If you could just show how to get in and out of the trade the video could be a 3 min video, instead of a 26 min video… and actually teach us the whole cycle…. nonetheless thanks for making the video, even though i hardly learned the process cycle of a successful short trade (or getting out when there is a loss accumulating)

  22. John Boyd June 19, 2017 at 10:37 pm - Reply

    Wish someone could make a system not so confusing. MT4 exchange trading forex style would be lovely. If anyone has a tip pls let me know!

  23. Eslam elsherbeny93 June 19, 2017 at 10:38 pm - Reply

    Good video but do you have smart strategy scalping frame 5 minutes with margin not exchange ..
    And thanks bro

  24. j bloggs June 19, 2017 at 10:40 pm - Reply

    I enjoyed the tutorial, very informative, thanks. May I offer a tip, please: in the video you mix up trading strategies with how to use Poloniex, it would be clearer if you would separate these topics. Looking forward to seeing more of your vids.

  25. leonArdo by mArgin June 19, 2017 at 10:44 pm - Reply

    Nice tutorial. We have added support for margin trading on poloniex in leonArdo. Check out our video covering this here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12I54t3MgiI

  26. Christoph van der Linde June 19, 2017 at 10:45 pm - Reply

    I understand nothing.

  27. Bitcoin Alerts June 19, 2017 at 10:49 pm - Reply

    Tip: Do not make the screen black each time you make a sentence or start a new topic. It makes your video a bit confusing. Other then that good explanation on margin trading: But you have not actually explained something important about margin trading: How to actually short a coin meaning: Do i just put a limit order short position on a coin if i believe the price to go down and when i hit sell i automatically am lending the coins to short or do i need to go to the lending page or… Yes definitely still confused about the subject…( Update: I tried shorting clam by the way with 1 clam coin (just to try it out) but it said: "Insufficient collateral available in your margin balance." How to make it "sufficient collateral available"? <–And that is basicly also what i mean with my other question.

  28. Matt Youngbauer June 19, 2017 at 10:49 pm - Reply

    Great information. I though I was going to have my acct liquidated because I didn’t fully watch a video before margin trading. Thank You.. Does anyone have a good video on supports and candlesticks? I also didn’t understand, is there always triangles??? or 3 ups??

  29. Chase Wesley June 19, 2017 at 10:53 pm - Reply

    ur analysis isnt good.

  30. Lachlan Byrne June 19, 2017 at 10:54 pm - Reply

    get to the fuckin point cunt

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