Directional trades

Buying Futures will generally result in a profit if the price of the underlying increases:

EXAMPLE: LEVERAGED LONG Assume you buy 10,000 Bitcoin-Dollar Futures at 5,000 USD. The price increases and you exit at 6,000 USD. Your profit is ( 1 / 5,000 - 1 / 6,000 ) * 10,000 = 0.33 bitcoin, or about 0.33 * 6,000 USD = 2,000 USD at the current price.

Selling Futures will generally result in a profit if the price of the underlying falls:

EXAMPLE: LEVERAGED SHORT Assume you sell 10,000 Bitcoin-Dollar Futures at 5,000 USD. The price falls and you exit at 4,000 USD. Your profit is ( 1 / 5,000 - 1 / 4,000 ) * -10,000 = 0.5 bitcoin, or about 0.50 * 4,000 USD = 2,000 USD at the current price.

In both scenarios you can lose if the price does not go your way. Please make sure you understand the risks associated with trading on the platform.