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 1595 1450 798
British Pound (GLOBEX) CME 6B 1980 1800 990
Canadian Dollar (GLOBEX) CME 6C 1210 1100 605
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 1320 1200 660
Crude Oil (NYMEX) NYMEX GCL 2640 2400 1000
Dollar Index ICE DX-M 1980 1800 990
E-mini Dow Jones CBOT YM 3685 3350 500
E-mini Gold CME QO 2475 2250 1238
E-Mini Copper CME QC 1732 1575 866
E-Mini NASDAQ 100 CME NQ 4950 4500 500
E-Mini S&P 500 CME ES 4950 4500 500
Euro FX CME 6E 2310 2100 1155
Feeder Cattle CME GF 3520 3200 3520
Gold COMEX GGC 4950 4500 1500
Hard Red Spring Wheat MGEX MWE 2210 1200 1105
Heating Oil NYMEX GHO 3575 3250 1788
High Grade Copper COMEX GHG 3465 3150 1733
Japanese Yen CME 6J 2750 2500 1375
Kansas City Wheat KCBOT KE 1320 1200 660
Lean Hogs CME HE 1320 1200 1320
Live Cattle CME LE 1925 1750 1925
Lumber CME LBS 1760 1400 880
Milk (Class III) CME DA 1100 1250 450
Mini Corn CBOT XC 187 150 94
Mini Soybeans CBOT XS 418 380 209
Mini Wheat CBOT XW 264 240 132
Natural Gas NYMEX GNG 1980 1800 990
Oats CBOT ZO 880 800 440
Orange Juice ICE OJ-M 1761 1600 881
Rough Rice CBOT ZR 908 825 454
Silver COMEX GSI 6490 5900 6490
Soybean Meal CBOT ZM 1760 1600 880
Soybean Oil CBOT ZL 798 725 399
Soybeans CBOT ZS 2090 1900 1045
Sugar #11 ICE SB-M 1232 1120 616
Swiss Franc CME 6S 2970 2700 1485
Treasury Bonds CBOT ZB 3300 3000 1650
Treasury Note - 10 yr CBOT ZN 1265 1150 633
Treasury Note - 2 yr CBOT ZT 473 380 237
Treasury Note - 5 yr CBOT ZF 688 625 344
Wheat CBOT ZW 1320 1200 660