When you trade with leverage, you can open positions that are much larger than your actual account balance. BitMEX offers up to 100x leverage on some of its products. This means that you can buy as much as 100 Bitcoin of contracts with only 1 Bitcoin to back it.
The amount of leverage you can access depends on the initial margin (the amount of XBT you must have in your available balance to open a position), the maintenance margin (the amount of XBT you must hold in your account to keep a position open) and the contract you're trading.
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