Position Types

Position Types

Liquidity positions on Haiko can either be:

  1. Static positions placed manually by users across a specific start and end price range. These are identical to regular positions on Uniswap

  2. Dynamic positions placed and updated by Haiko Strategy Vaults

  3. Native Limit Orders, a form of impermanent liquidity.

How Liquidity Positions work

Liquidity positions allow LPs to earn yield on their idle capital by accruing swap fees on trades executed through token markets. They work in the same way as they do on other AMMs like Uniswap.

However, in a concentrated liquidity setting, positions only earn swap fees if they are active (meaning trades happen within their designated price range). If a position is placed outside of the market price, the liquidity will be single-sided.

Changing market conditions can cause large fluctuations in the token mix of a position. If the market price moves outside of the price range of a liquidity position, it will also stop earning swap fees.

This can reduce the yield achievable through static liquidity positions (which must be actively managed).

Limit Orders under the hood

Under the hood, limit orders are implemented as liquidity positions and batched across multiple users for efficient filling. They work by placing a liquidity position across two adjacent price limits, and automatically removing the position once filled.

Incidentally, this means that limit orders accrue a swap surplus for traders, in the same way liquidity positions accrue swap fees for LPs.

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