SPECIAL REPORT X
What factors are shaping the local and national 2014 grain harvest environment and what challenges could you be facing?
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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 1980 1800 990
British Pound (GLOBEX) CME 6B 2255 2050 1127
Canadian Dollar (GLOBEX) CME 6C 1705 1550 852
Cocoa ICE CC-M 1650 1500 825
Coffee C ICE KC-M 2640 2400 1320
Corn CBOT ZC 990 900 495
Cotton ICE CT-M 1265 1150 633
Crude Oil (e-miNY) NYMEX QM 1925 1750 963
Crude Oil (NYMEX) NYMEX GCL 3740 3500 1870
Dollar Index ICE DX-M 3080 2800 1540
E-mini Dow Jones CBOT YM 4290 3900 500
E-mini Gold CME QO 2475 2250 1237
E-Mini Copper CME QC 1458 1425 729
E-Mini NASDAQ 100 CME NQ 5280 4800 500
E-Mini S&P 500 CME ES 5225 4750 500
Euro FX CME 6E 3905 3550 1953
Feeder Cattle CME GF 3713 3375 1856
Gold COMEX GGC 4950 4500 2475
Hard Red Spring Wheat MGEX MWE 1560 1200 780
Heating Oil NYMEX GHO 4730 4600 2365
High Grade Copper COMEX GHG 3135 2850 1567
Japanese Yen CME 6J 2970 2700 1485
Kansas City Wheat KCBOT KE 1650 1500 825
Lean Hogs CME HE 1320 1200 660
Live Cattle CME LE 1980 1800 990
Lumber CME LBS 1760 1600 880
Milk (Class III) CME DA 1430 715 715
Mini Corn CBOT XC 220 185 110
Mini Soybeans CBOT XS 396 365 198
Mini Wheat CBOT XW 330 305 165
Natural Gas NYMEX GNG 1980 1870 990
Oats CBOT ZO 770 710 385
Orange Juice ICE OJ-M 1650 1525 825
Rough Rice CBOT ZR 1485 1385 743
Silver COMEX GSI 5720 5200 2860
Soybean Meal CBOT ZM 1650 1525 825
Soybean Oil CBOT ZL 880 800 440
Soybeans CBOT ZS 1980 1800 990
Sugar #11 ICE SB-M 1478 739 739
Swiss Franc CME 6S 4400 4150 2200
Treasury Bonds CBOT ZB 4400 4150 2200
Treasury Note - 10 yr CBOT ZN 1485 1365 743
Treasury Note - 2 yr CBOT ZT 715 665 357
Treasury Note - 5 yr CBOT ZF 990 900 495
Wheat CBOT ZW 1650 1500 825