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 1375 1250 688
British Pound (GLOBEX) CME 6B 1980 1800 990
Canadian Dollar (GLOBEX) CME 6C 1210 1100 605
Cocoa ICE CC-M 1265 1150 633
Coffee C ICE KC-M 2310 2100 1155
Corn CBOT ZC 605 550 303
Cotton ICE CT-M 2200 2200 1100
Crude Oil (e-miNY) NYMEX QM 1155 1050 578
Crude Oil (NYMEX) NYMEX GCL 2310 2100 1000
Dollar Index ICE DX-M 1980 1800 990
E-mini Dow Jones CBOT YM 3685 3350 500
E-mini Gold CME QO 2200 2000 1100
E-Mini Copper CME QC 1540 1400 770
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 3080 2800 3080
Gold COMEX GGC 4400 4000 1500
Hard Red Spring Wheat MGEX MWE 1820 1200 910
Heating Oil NYMEX GHO 3410 3100 1705
High Grade Copper COMEX GHG 3080 2800 1540
Japanese Yen CME 6J 2475 2250 1238
Kansas City Wheat KCBOT KE 990 900 495
Lean Hogs CME HE 1320 1200 1320
Live Cattle CME LE 1650 1500 1650
Lumber CME LBS 1760 1400 880
Milk (Class III) CME DA 990 900 495
Mini Corn CBOT XC 121 110 61
Mini Soybeans CBOT XS 319 290 160
Mini Wheat CBOT XW 209 190 105
Natural Gas NYMEX GNG 2420 2200 1210
Oats CBOT ZO 715 650 358
Orange Juice ICE OJ-M 1320 1200 660
Rough Rice CBOT ZR 1210 1100 605
Silver COMEX GSI 5170 4700 5170
Soybean Meal CBOT ZM 1320 1200 660
Soybean Oil CBOT ZL 660 600 330
Soybeans CBOT ZS 1595 1450 798
Sugar #11 ICE SB-M 1047 952 524
Swiss Franc CME 6S 3080 2800 1540
Treasury Bonds CBOT ZB 2970 2700 1485
Treasury Note - 10 yr CBOT ZN 1155 1050 578
Treasury Note - 2 yr CBOT ZT 473 380 237
Treasury Note - 5 yr CBOT ZF 688 625 344
Wheat CBOT ZW 1045 950 523