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If a trading session closes with negative session liquidity, 'profit deduction’ occurs. Realized gains are proportionally reduced such that session liquidity is zero. The reduced profits are then paid out.
Liquidity crunches such as described are the reason that profitable trades are not paid out immediately. Realized gains of trades are always held until the end of a trading session. This is protection in case a profit deduction needs to occur.
There is no such thing as unlimited profits on any exchange, but usually on traditional exchanges you do not know the limit until it is breached, and profits may 'disappear' or you start having issues with withdrawals. On DXS, you always know how much liquidity is available for you to take profits.
Profit Deduction is calculated as follows:
(session profits - 96% session losses) / (96% session losses + 0.33% liquidity pool)
Profits cannot be guaranteed. You cannot win more than other people lose. As mentioned before, there is no such thing as unlimited profits on any exchange. Typically on traditional exchanges you do not know the limit until it is breached.
On a traditional exchange, or if trading through a brokerage, if there is no liquidity to cover all positions there will be slippage, delays in withdrawals or profits may even 'disappear'. We want to avoid that as much as possible by using a transparent liquidity model, and by incentivizing community growth.
As we scale and our user base grows, profit deductions should not be a regular occurrence. The protocol will apply it occasionally to counteract liquidity crunches.
No. When profit deduction occurs, profit that is withheld stakes into the 28th funding round of the liquidity pool. This allows for profit recovery. After the first 27 rounds are repaid, you begin to receive your proportional share of 3% of trading losses.
This continues until your deducted profit is repaid, along with 28% interest.