Below are the exchange minimum margin requirements, standard intraday margins¹ for some of the more popular contracts (margin requirements for all contracts may be viewed in the trading platforms) and EIMS² for all markets offered. Maintenance margins for position traders is 10% lower than the initial margins. Please note that the margin requirements are subject to change without notice.
¹Standard Intraday Margin is offered to most clients with futures trading experience and is available during any open session as long as a $1000 balance is maintained. Strict adherence to the Intraday Margin Policy (provided upon funding account) is necessary to maintain day trading margin privileges.
²The Enhanced Intraday Margin System (EIMS) is available by request from seasoned traders that have familiarity with our platforms and risk management expectations. At least $1000 must be maintained at all times and clients enabled with EIMS, are only permitted to trade from 8:30am CT to 3:05pm CT. Full details and restrictions of the EIMS are outlined in the EIMS policy.
Intraday margin is not available for the Generic Trader Online platform
Margin of any type is provided at the discretion of the risk management department and is subject to change without notice.