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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 3960 3600 1980
Canadian Dollar (GLOBEX) CME 6C 1595 1550 798
Cocoa ICE CC-M 1815 1650 908
Coffee C ICE KC-M 3135 2850 1568
Corn CBOT ZC 1265 1150 633
Cotton ICE CT-M 1760 1600 880
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 3905 3550 500
E-mini Gold CME QO 2970 2700 1485
E-Mini Copper CME QC 1265 1150 633
E-Mini NASDAQ 100 CME NQ 3960 3600 500
E-Mini S&P 500 CME ES 4620 4200 500
Euro FX CME 6E 3685 3350 1843
Feeder Cattle CME GF 3712 3375 3712
Gold COMEX GGC 5940 5400 2970
Hard Red Spring Wheat MGEX MWE 1755 1595 878
Heating Oil NYMEX GHO 4290 3900 2145
High Grade Copper COMEX GHG 2530 2300 1265
Japanese Yen CME 6J 4510 1800 2255
Kansas City Wheat KCBOT KE 1320 1400 660
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 1760 600 880
Mini Corn CBOT XC 253 280 127
Mini Soybeans CBOT XS 682 620 341
Mini Wheat CBOT XW 264 280 132
Natural Gas NYMEX GNG 2585 2350 1293
Oats CBOT ZO 770 700 385
Orange Juice ICE OJ-M 2089 1899 1045
Rough Rice CBOT ZR 1265 1150 633
Silver COMEX GSI 5775 5250 5775
Soybean Meal CBOT ZM 2420 2250 1210
Soybean Oil CBOT ZL 825 750 413
Soybeans CBOT ZS 3410 3100 1705
Sugar #11 ICE SB-M 1602 1456 801
Swiss Franc CME 6S 3960 1800 1980
Treasury Bonds CBOT ZB 4125 3750 2063
Treasury Note - 10 yr CBOT ZN 1485 1350 743
Treasury Note - 2 yr CBOT ZT 715 550 358
Treasury Note - 5 yr CBOT ZF 880 800 440
Wheat CBOT ZW 1320 1200 660