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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 2200 2000 1100
British Pound (GLOBEX) CME 6B 3960 3600 1980
Canadian Dollar (GLOBEX) CME 6C 1925 1800 963
Cocoa ICE CC-M 1815 1650 908
Coffee C ICE KC-M 3630 2850 1815
Corn CBOT ZC 990 900 495
Cotton ICE CT-M 1980 1800 990
Crude Oil (e-miNY) NYMEX QM 1595 1450 798
Crude Oil (NYMEX) NYMEX GCL 3190 2900 1595
Dollar Index ICE DX-M 1980 1800 990
E-mini Dow Jones CBOT YM 4235 3850 500
E-mini Gold CME QO 3300 3000 1650
E-Mini Copper CME QC 1265 1150 633
E-Mini NASDAQ 100 CME NQ 4400 4000 500
E-Mini S&P 500 CME ES 5225 4750 500
Euro FX CME 6E 3685 3350 1843
Feeder Cattle CME GF 3712 3375 3712
Gold COMEX GGC 6600 6000 3300
Hard Red Spring Wheat MGEX MWE 1560 1200 780
Heating Oil NYMEX GHO 4125 3750 2063
High Grade Copper COMEX GHG 2530 2300 1265
Japanese Yen CME 6J 4950 1800 2475
Kansas City Wheat KCBOT KE 990 900 495
Lean Hogs CME HE 1320 1200 1320
Live Cattle CME LE 1980 1800 1980
Lumber CME LBS 1760 1400 880
Milk (Class III) CME DA 1430 600 715
Mini Corn CBOT XC 198 180 99
Mini Soybeans CBOT XS 528 480 264
Mini Wheat CBOT XW 220 200 110
Natural Gas NYMEX GNG 2585 2350 1293
Oats CBOT ZO 660 600 330
Orange Juice ICE OJ-M 2419 1899 1209
Rough Rice CBOT ZR 1045 950 523
Silver COMEX GSI 6380 5800 3190
Soybean Meal CBOT ZM 1980 1800 990
Soybean Oil CBOT ZL 786 715 393
Soybeans CBOT ZS 2640 2400 1320
Sugar #11 ICE SB-M 1848 1456 1680
Swiss Franc CME 6S 3960 1800 1980
Treasury Bonds CBOT ZB 4840 4400 2420
Treasury Note - 10 yr CBOT ZN 1595 1450 798
Treasury Note - 2 yr CBOT ZT 715 550 358
Treasury Note - 5 yr CBOT ZF 935 850 468
Wheat CBOT ZW 1100 1000 550