Margin Requirements

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Margin Requirements

Initial Margin, also known as Overnight Margin, is set by the exchanges and is universal for all Brokerages. This is the amount required to carry a contract past the day session closing time for each market. Every trader needs to have an amount equal to the initial margin requirement in their account balance in order to hold a futures position past the closing time of that market. Not all markets are subject to the day margins listed

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Day Margin

Stock Index Symbol Exchange Maint. Margin Day Trading Margins
Dow Jones ($5) Mini YM CBOT/Globex $12,000 20%
CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) VX CFE/CBOE $10,500 20%
E-mini S&P MidCap 400 EMD CME/Globex $17,000 20%
E-mini S&P 500 Index ES CME/Globex $12,000 20%
E-micro S&P CNX Nifty 50 Index MNF CME/Globex $800 20%
NIKKEI 225 NKD CME/Globex $9,600 20%
E-mini NASDAQ 100 Index NQ CME/Globex $15,000 20%
Russell 2000 Index Mini ($50) RTY CME/Globex $7,100 20%
STOXX Europe 50 Index FSXP Eurex $2,400 20%
DAX Index FDAX Eurex $38,125 20%
MINI Dax FDXM Eurex $7,630 20%
Dow Jones Euro STOXX 50 FESX Eurex $4,425 20%
STOXX Europe 600 Index FXXP Eurex $1,185 20%
Mini VSTOXX FVS Eurex $440 20%
Russell 2000 Index Mini ($50) TY ICE Futures U.S. $7,100 20%
CAC-40 Index FCE LIFFE $3,500 20%
FTSE 250 Index Y LIFFE $4,770 20%
FTSE 100 Index Z LIFFE $5,225 20%
Mini-Nikkei 225 MJNK Osaka – Japan (JPX) $700 20%
Nikkei 225 (Osaka) JNK Osaka – Japan (JPX) $10,000 20%
TOPIX JTPX Osaka – Japan (JPX) $2,800 20%
Mini TOPIX JMT Osaka – Japan (JPX) $280 20%
JPX-Nikkei Index 400 J400 Osaka – Japan (JPX) $500 20%
S&P CNX Nifty Index EN Singapore Exchange (SGX) $2,475 20%
NIKKEI 225 Index NK Singapore Exchange (SGX) $2,700 20%
USD Nikkei 225 Index NU Singapore Exchange (SGX) $9,600 20%
MSCI Taiwan Stock Index TW Singapore Exchange (SGX) $1,000 20%
SFE SPI 200 AP Sydney Futures Exchange (SFE) $5,000 20%
Currencies Symbol Exchange Maint. Margin Day Trading Rate
Australian Dollar 6A CME/Globex $1,800 20%
British Pound 6B CME/Globex $2,700 20%
Canadian Dollar 6C CME/Globex $1,550 20%
EuroFX 6E CME/Globex $2,150 20%
Japanese Yen 6J CME/Globex $4,000 20%
New Zealand Dollar 6N CME/Globex $1,500 20%
Mexican Peso 6M CME/Globex $1,950 20%
Swiss Franc 6S CME/Globex $4,500 20%
E-mini EuroFX E7 CME/Globex $1,150 20%
E-mini Japanese Yen J7 CME/Globex $2,000 20%
E-micro AUD/USD M6A CME/Globex $270 20%
E-micro GBP/USD M6B CME/Globex $270 20%
E-micro USD/CAD MCD CME/Globex $155 20%
E-micro EUR/USD M6E CME/Globex $230 20%
E-micro USD/JPY MJY CME/Globex $195 20%
E-micro USD/CHF MSF CME/Globex $450 20%
Dollar Index DX ICE Futures U.S. $1,900 20%
Energies Symbol Exchange Maint. Margin Day Trading Margin
ICE Brent Crude Oil BRN ICE Europe $5,167 20%
ICE WTI Crude T ICE Europe $6,325 20%
ICE (RBOB) Gasoline N ICE Europe $5,514 20%
Gas Oil GAS ICE Europe $3,145 20%
ICE Heating Oil QHO ICE Europe $5,187 20%
Crude Oil CL NYMEX/Globex (NYMEXG) $5,600 20%
Rbob RB NYMEX/Globex (NYMEXG) $5,900 20%
Heating Oil HO NYMEX/Globex (NYMEXG) $4,600 20%
Natural Gas NG NYMEX/Globex (NYMEXG) $1,300 20%
E-mini Natural Gas QG NYMEX/Globex (NYMEXG) $462 20%
E-mini Heating Oil QH NYMEX/Globex (NYMEXG) $2,300 20%
E-mini Crude Light QM NYMEX/Globex (NYMEXG) $2,800 20%
E-mini Unleaded Gasoline QU NYMEX/Globex (NYMEXG) $2,300 20%
Metals Symbol Exchange Maint. Margin Day Trading Margins
Gold GC COMEX/Globex (COMEXG) $8,300 20%
Copper HG COMEX/Globex (COMEXG) $3,750 20%
E-micro Gold MGC COMEX/Globex (COMEXG) $8354 20%
miNY Copper QC COMEX/Globex (COMEXG) $1,350 20%
miNY Silver MQI COMEX/Globex (COMEXG) $1,950 20%
miNY Gold MQO COMEX/Globex (COMEXG) $1,550 20%
Silver SI COMEX/Globex (COMEXG) $9,000 20%
1000 oz Silver SIL COMEX/Globex (COMEXG) $720 20%
Mini Silver YI ICE Futures U.S. $$1,085 20%
100 oz Gold ZG ICE Futures U.S. $4,218 20%
5000 oz Silver ZI ICE Futures U.S. $5,260 20%
Mini Gold ZYG ICE Futures U.S. $1,356 20%
Palladium PA NYMEX/Globex (NYMEXG) $4,750 20%
Platinum PL NYMEX/Globex (NYMEXG) $4,500 20%
Financials Symbol Exchange Maint. Margin Day Trading Margins
US 10-Year Interest Rate Swap SR CBOT/Globex $1,750 20%
Ultra T-Bond UB CBOT/Globex $12,200 20%
US 3-Year US Treasury Notes Z3N CBOT/Globex $5,500 20%
US 30-Year Treasury Bond ZB CBOT/Globex $6,500 20%
US 5-Year Treasury Note ZF CBOT/Globex $925 20%
US 10-Year Treasury Note ZN CBOT/Globex $1,850 20%
Fed Funds 30-Day Interest Rate ZQ CBOT/Globex $195 20%
US 2-Year Treasury Note ZT CBOT/Globex $610 20%
Eurodollar GE CME/Globex $475 20%
LIBOR One Month GLB CME/Globex $300 20%
Euro Bund 10-Year FGBL Eurex $2,770 20%
Euro Bobl 5-Year FGBM Eurex $1,250 20%
Euro Schatz 2-Year FGBS Eurex $475 20%
Euro-Buxl FGBX Eurex $5,950 20%
Euro-BTP Futures FBTP Eurex $5,150 20%
Euro-Oat FOAT Eurex $2,460 20%
Short Sterling 3-Month L LIFFE $500 20%
Long Gilt R LIFFE $1,855 20%
OSE Tokyo 10-Year (BIG) JGB Osaka-Japan (JPX) $7,800 20%
SGX Mini 10-Year JGB JB Singapore Exchange (SGX) $945 20%
90-Day Bank Accept IR Sydney Futures Exchange (SFE) $425 20%
ASX 10-Year Aus Treasury Bond XT Sydney Futures Exchange (SFE) $1,890 20%
ASX 3-Year Aus Interest Rate Swap YT Sydney Futures Exchange (SFE) $585 20%
Grains Symbol Exchange Maint. Margin Day Trading Margins
Mini-Sized Corn XC CBOT/Globex $250 $140
Mini-Sized Soybeans XK CBOT/Globex $350 $350
Mini-Sized Wheat XW CBOT/Globex $285 $250
Corn ZC CBOT/Globex $1,000 $700
Ethanol ZE CBOT/Globex $4,350 $1,400
Soybean Oil ZL CBOT/Globex $700 $490
Soybean Meal ZM CBOT/Globex $1,200 $1,200
Oats ZO CBOT/Globex $725 $725
Rough Rice ZR CBOT/Globex $1,000 $1,000
Soybeans ZS CBOT/Globex $1,750 $1,750
Wheat ZW CBOT/Globex $1,425 $1,350
Softs Symbol Exchange Maint. Margin Day Trading Margins
Milk Class III DC CME/Globex $720 20%
Lumber LB CME/Globex $3,300 20%
Cocoa CC ICE Futures U.S. $1,900 20%
Cotton CT ICE Futures U.S. $2,650 20%
Coffee KC ICE Futures U.S. $3,000 20%
Orange Juice OJ ICE Futures U.S. $1,260 20%
Sugar #11 SB ICE Futures U.S. $950 20%
Meats Symbol Exchange Maint. Margin Day Trading Margins
Feeder Cattle GF CME/Globex $4,050 $2,800
Lean Hogs HE CME/Globex $2,500 $1,200
Live Cattle LE CME/Globex $2,150 $1,500

Disclaimer: The above information was drawn from sources believed to be reliable. Although it is believed that information provided is accurate, no guarantee is made. AGN Futures, LLC assumes no responsibility for any errors or omissions. Liquidations due to insufficient margins: $25.00 USD/contract. If you have any questions, please contact us at 312-267-2935 or use the form below.

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