Carlsen 2021 Contracts

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  5. Trading CARLSEN2021 is not permitted by residents of the United States, Canada, the European Union, the United Kingdom, Singapore, the UAE, Cambodia, Turkey, mainland China and Hong Kong SAR, and other FTX prohibited jurisdictions.

 

What is the CARLSEN2021 contract, and how does it expire?

Carlsen 2021 (CARLSEN2021) is a futures contract that expires to $1 if Magnus Carlsen wins the 2021 FTX Crypto Cup and $0 otherwise, as announced on https://championschesstour.com/.If the FTX Crypto Cup finals are canceled or delayed to a date later than June 30, 2021, the contract will expire to $0.

 

FTX retains the final right to interpretation of this contract.  FTX will not entertain any objections to this contract’s settlement mechanisms.  Attempting to object will result in immediate account closure.  FTX may modify the terms at any point.  By trading these contracts, you are agreeing to abide by FTX’s interpretations of them.

 

How much margin is required for the CARLSEN2021 contract?

The risk profile of the CARLSEN2021 contract is different from BTC: it has significantly higher chances of making large moves (to $0 or $1).

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All risk calculations for these contracts are based on the corresponding contract's "margin price". Refer to the table below, CARLSEN2021's margin price is $5.

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It also has a position limit weight of 10 and an Initial Margin Factor of 0.0001

Because of this, the required margin for one contract of CARLSEN2021 is as follows:

Initial Margin Fraction Requirement (IMF):  Min(standard IMF * size * margin price, size * mark price + (fees that would be paid to close if all taker) * margin price) / size.

Roughly speaking, Initial margin is Margin Price / Leverage.

 

Maintenance Margin Fraction Requirement (MMF):

  • If Long: Min(standard MMF, Mark Price / Margin Price) 
  • If Short: Min(standard MMF, (1 - Mark Price) / Margin Price)

For info about IMF and MMF (the IMF and MMF used for our standard futures), visit our Complete Futures Specs article.

 

Note that FTX reserves the right to increase margin requirements, with advanced notice.

 

What are the fees for the CARLSEN2021 contract?

Fees are based on this formula:

Fee = Base Fee Rate * max($0.05, min($5, fill price * 50, [1 - fill price] * 50))

So if your base fee rate was 0.05% and you bought one contract CARLSEN2021 for $0.52, you'd pay $0.0025 in fees.  If you bought one contract of CARLSEN2021 for $0.99 or for $0.01, you'd pay $0.00025 in fees.

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