SPECIAL REPORT X
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Margin Requirements

Below are the exchange minimum margin requirements for select contracts. Day trading margins are generally much lower than the posted margins. Please note that the margin requirements are subject to change without notice.

Futures Contract Exchange Symbol Initial Margin Maintenance Margin Day Trade Margin
Australian Dollar (GLOBEX) CME 6A 1430 1300 715
British Pound (GLOBEX) CME 6B 2310 2100 1155
Canadian Dollar (GLOBEX) CME 6C 1045 950 523
Cocoa ICE CC-M 1595 1450 798
Coffee C ICE KC-M 2970 2700 1485
Corn CBOT ZC 935 850 468
Cotton ICE CT-M 2530 2300 1265
Crude Oil (e-miNY) NYMEX QM 1375 1250 688
Crude Oil (NYMEX) NYMEX GCL 2750 2500 1375
Dollar Index ICE DX-M 1980 1800 990
E-mini Dow Jones CBOT YM 3905 3550 500
E-mini Gold CME QO 2172 1975 1086
E-Mini Copper CME QC 1320 1200 660
E-Mini NASDAQ 100 CME NQ 4290 3900 500
E-Mini S&P 500 CME ES 4620 4200 500
Euro FX CME 6E 2310 2100 1155
Feeder Cattle CME GF 4262 3875 2131
Gold COMEX GGC 4345 3950 2173
Hard Red Spring Wheat MGEX MWE 2210 1200 1105
Heating Oil NYMEX GHO 3080 2800 1540
High Grade Copper COMEX GHG 2640 2400 1320
Japanese Yen CME 6J 3300 3000 1650
Kansas City Wheat KCBOT KE 1650 1500 825
Lean Hogs CME HE 1320 1200 1320
Live Cattle CME LE 2255 2050 1128
Lumber CME LBS 1760 1400 880
Milk (Class III) CME DA 1375 1250 688
Mini Corn CBOT XC 187 150 94
Mini Soybeans CBOT XS 462 420 231
Mini Wheat CBOT XW 308 280 154
Natural Gas NYMEX GNG 1925 1900 963
Oats CBOT ZO 1045 950 523
Orange Juice ICE OJ-M 1761 1600 881
Rough Rice CBOT ZR 1072 975 536
Silver COMEX GSI 5500 5000 5500
Soybean Meal CBOT ZM 1980 1800 990
Soybean Oil CBOT ZL 935 850 468
Soybeans CBOT ZS 2310 2100 1155
Sugar #11 ICE SB-M 1232 1120 616
Swiss Franc CME 6S 3438 3125 1719
Treasury Bonds CBOT ZB 3300 3000 1650
Treasury Note - 10 yr CBOT ZN 1265 1150 633
Treasury Note - 2 yr CBOT ZT 566 515 283
Treasury Note - 5 yr CBOT ZF 770 700 385
Wheat CBOT ZW 1540 1400 770