FTX.US offers a wide variety of features, and some may not be immediately obvious to new users. This guide will give an overview of how to use FTX US to its full potential.
When landing on the homepage of FTX.US, there are a set of headers at the top of the screen in white text. Within this grouping, you can find the "Markets" button. Clicking on this will bring you to the screen below.
Within the Markets page, users can view all of the trading pairs available on FTX US. Additionally, within the red box in the middle of the page are toggle buttons to filter by trading pair. By default, all of these buttons are toggled on. If a user wanted to only view the trading pairs that are against USD, they could un-toggle all buttons except for USD, leaving it as the only button that displays as blue.
Users can also sort markets by 24 hour volume, Price, and Daily percentage change by simply clicking on each of the respective texts in the red box.
Selecting a Market
Clicking on any row within the initial Markets screen will allow you to navigate to the market for that specific trading pair. For example, if we clicked on the row for SOL/USD, we would navigate to the view below.
Within a trading pair interface in the markets tab, users have the ability to view and edit charts, view the orderbook, place trades, and more. Each panel within the markets page has a specific purpose that helps inform and execute your trading decisions. Click any of the bullet points to jump to the feature's respective section.
- Chart Interface
- Market Data Panel
- Margin Data Panel
- Trade Placement Panel
- Market Trades Panel
- Account Balance & Order Management Panel
The chart interface allows users to view the price action of a specific trading pair, and is heavily configurable.
- Timeframe Selection: View the chart on various timeframes by selecting the dropdown menu in the top left of the chart next to the trading pair. (5m)
- Graph Type: Next to the timeframe selection dropdown, there is a menu for graphing type. Users can choose to have price be displayed in a line, candles, bars, and more.
- Compare: Compare the price action of another trading pair within the current chart.
- Indicators: Choose a variety of indicators to inform your trading decisions. These include Bollinger Bands, RSI, moving averages, and more.
- Settings: The settings icon in the top right of the chart interface allows for customization of chart style, scales, backgrounds, timezone/trading session, and reflection of order placement on the chart.
- Tradingview Integration: In the bottom left, the TradingView logo is clickable, allowing users to further customize their charting experience by viewing their TradingView account within the exchange interface
Market Data Panel & Margin Data Panel
The market data panel (top) displays base currency, quote currency, percentage change in the last 24 hours, and the volume traded for this trading pair. The Margin Data panel (bottom) displays account balances, collateral amounts, and leverage data. This information applies to users who have enabled margin trading in their accounts.
The orderbook panel (left) displays dynamic data from the orderbook of the selected trading pair. The bid side reflects orders from traders looking to buy the asset, and the ask side reflects sell orders. The "Grouping" dropdown in the top right allows users to change the intervals between rows of prices in the book.
Trade Placement Panel
The trade placement panel (center) allows users to execute a variety of order types on the buy and sell side of the exchange. These order types allow for a high level of control and specificity in trading strategy. For more information on order types, click here.
Market Trades Panel
The market trades panel (right) is a dynamic display of all trades that have printed for the selected trading pair.
Account Balance and Order Management Panel
At the bottom of the trading page, the wide panel seen here presents account balance information and order management functionality. Each of the headers within the red box are clickable, allowing the user to view their resting trigger orders and more.
Example: Open Orders View
When landing on the homepage of FTX.US, there are a set of headers at the top of the screen in white text. Within this grouping, you can find the "Wallet" button. Clicking on this will bring you to the screen below.
The wallet tab features multiple menu options in white text above the main panel. These include Balances, Deposits, Withdrawals, Positions, Fills, and Conversions. The "Deposit" and "Withdrawal" menus allow the user to view data regarding their inbound and outbound transfer history, including a link to the respective blockchain scanner documenting the transaction. The "Fills" and "Conversions" menus show the user the quantity, price, and time of their order fills, and conversions shows the history of any transactions using the convert feature.
Additionally, at the top left of the page under "Total Net USD Value", multiple navigation buttons can be clicked to access Total Account Balances, FTX Card Setup, Manage Saved Addresses, Margin Borrows, View your NFTs, and Deposit help menus. The "Saved Addresses" feature allows for faster and more accurate crypto withdrawals. "Missing Deposit Help" will lead you directly to the support page where you can file a support ticket. "Margin Borrows" will allow you to view the current borrow rates as well as your borrow history.
Lastly, there are some filtering features and navigation options within the balances panel on the wallet page. Users can hide token rows with zero balances, Include borrowing in available balances, search for tokens, and download or print their current balance state. There are also options to "Convert Dust" which converts all small token balances into USD. Token rows in this menu host buttons for deposits, withdrawals, and conversions. Clicking on these will prompt a pop-up menu to complete the desired action.
The Trade History Page on FTX.US allows users to view all of the order that they've executed. The times executed, size, price, and fee are available for all of the trades listed.
There is now a peer-to-peer NFT marketplace on FTX.US! Users can mint, buy, and sell various NFTs from creators on the platform. Featured collections and a search option are available on the front page. Clicking either "Browse" or "Mint" allow you to navigate to the marketplace and mint menu, respectively. For an overview of our NFT marketplace policy, click here.
Upon clicking browse, the marketplace view appears, with a search bar and activity panel on the left, and a wide variety of NFTs for sale in the main panel of the page.
Within the "All Collections" view, NFTs can be clicked on to view the collection that they're a part of. From there, individual NFTs can be clicked on to show the issuer, series, attributes, trade history and price!
The FTX.US NFT marketplace allows users to mint their own NFTs and subsequently list them for sale. For more information on our NFT marketplace and its' terms of service, click here. Currently, the NFT marketplace does not support deposits or withdrawals of NFTs, but this is actively being worked on.
Our OTC portal is a popular method of trade execution for institutional investors. However, the OTC portal is available to anyone on FTX.US with a KYC'd account. This method of trading allows users to execute large orders without disclosing their order directly on the orderbook, potentially reducing the price impact of an order.
The settings/profile icon in the top right of the exchange allows users to configure security features, access their fee structure, modify their display, and more.
The "Help" button brings users to the front page of the FTX.US helpdesk where they can find detailed information about the functions of the exchange.