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Futures Trading Margin Requirements

Optimus Futures offers low day-trading margins to accommodate futures traders that require flexible leverage to trade their accounts. Day trading margins, also known as Intraday margins, are determined by our clearing firms and are typically provided as a percentage of the initial margin (E.g. 25%) or a nominal amount (E.g. $500). This is the minimum amount required to enter into a position per contract during regular trading hours without carrying that position past the session’s close. Day Trading Margins are based on many factors, including market volatility, open interest, customer credit profile and the level of funding in the specific customer's account.

Initial Margin, also known as Overnight Margin, is set by the exchanges and is universal for all FCM’s and Brokers. This is the amount required to carry a contract past the daily close. Every trader needs to have an amount equal to the initial margin requirement in their account balance in order to hold a futures position past the closing time of that market.

Once a trader meets the initial margin requirement, they are required to maintain the maintenance margin level until the position is closed. The maintenance margin is the minimum amount a trader is required to have in their account and is usually slightly below the initial margin. If the balance in the account falls below the maintenance margin level, they will receive a margin call to replenish the account balance to meet the initial margin requirement.

Click the tabs below to view the day trading margin requirements for the futures trading contracts available for trading from each of our clearing firms. Please consult your broker to confirm the current margins for your account.

AMP Margin Requirements

The following Day Trading Margins are set by AMP. This is the amount required to enter into a position per contract on an intraday basis. These margins are in effect anytime the market is open, except the last 5 minutes of each trading session. We request that you either flatten open positions or meet the exchange required maintenance margin during this time period.

Stock Index Symbol Exchange Maint. Margin Day Trading Margins
Dow Jones ($5) MiniYMCBOT/Globex$3,550$500
CBOE Volatility Index (VIX)VXCFE/CBOE$5,650$2,000
E-mini S&P MidCap 400EMDCME/Globex$6,000$500
E-mini S&P 500 IndexESCME/Globex$4,500$400
E-micro S&P CNX Nifty 50 IndexMNFCME/Globex$500$500
NIKKEI 225NKDCME/Globex$3,900$1,500
E-mini NASDAQ 100 IndexNQCME/Globex$4,500$500
Russell 2000 Index Mini ($50)RTYCME/Globex$2,750$250
STOXX Europe 50 IndexFSXPEurex$2,300$400
DAX IndexFDAXEurex$28,000$2,500
MINI DaxFDXMEurex$5,500$500
Dow Jones Euro STOXX 50FESXEurex$3,050$500
STOXX Europe 600 IndexFXXPEurex$1,450$400
Mini VSTOXXFVSEurex$700$250
Russell 2000 Index Mini ($50)TYICE Futures U.S.$2,750$250
CAC-40 IndexFCELIFFE$3,500$1,500
FTSE 250 IndexYLIFFE$4,770$2,750
FTSE 100 IndexZLIFFE$5,225$1,500
Mini-Nikkei 225MJNKOsaka - Japan (JPX)$1,000$500
Nikkei 225 (Osaka)JNKOsaka - Japan (JPX)$10,000$5,000
TOPIXJTPXOsaka - Japan (JPX)$2,800$1,400
Mini TOPIXJMTOsaka - Japan (JPX)$280$140
JPX-Nikkei Index 400J400Osaka - Japan (JPX)$500$250
S&P CNX Nifty IndexENSingapore Exchange (SGX)$2,475$1,000
NIKKEI 225 IndexNKSingapore Exchange (SGX)$2,700$1,000
USD Nikkei 225 IndexNUSingapore Exchange (SGX)$2,700$1,500
MSCI Taiwan Stock IndexTWSingapore Exchange (SGX)$1,000$750
SFE SPI 200APSydney Futures Exchange (SFE)$6,300$1,800
Currencies Symbol Exchange Maint. Margin Day Trading Rate
Australian Dollar6ACME/Globex$1,450$500
British Pound6BCME/Globex$2,000$500
Canadian Dollar6CCME/Globex$1,100$500
EuroFX6ECME/Globex$2,100$500
Japanese Yen6JCME/Globex$2,500$500
New Zealand Dollar6NCME/Globex$1,500$500
Mexican Peso6MCME/Globex$1,750$500
Swiss Franc6SCME/Globex$2,700$500
E-mini EuroFXE7CME/Globex$1,050$500
E-mini Japanese YenJ7CME/Globex$1,250$500
E-micro AUD/USDM6ACME/Globex$145$100
E-micro GBP/USDM6BCME/Globex$200$100
E-micro USD/CADMCDCME/Globex$110$100
E-micro EUR/USDM6ECME/Globex$210$100
E-micro USD/JPYMJYCME/Globex$250$100
E-micro USD/CHFMSFCME/Globex$270$100
Dollar IndexDXICE Futures U.S.$1,800$500
Energies Symbol Exchange Maint. Margin Day Trading Margin
ICE Brent Crude OilBRNICE Europe$2,700$2,000
ICE WTI CrudeTICE Europe$3,700$2,000
ICE (RBOB) GasolineNICE Europe$3,700$2,000
Gas OilGASICE Europe$2,700$2,000
ICE Heating OilQHOICE Europe$3,603$2,000
Crude OilCLNYMEX/Globex (NYMEXG)$2,225$1,000
RbobRBNYMEX/Globex (NYMEXG)$3,800$2,000
Heating OilHONYMEX/Globex (NYMEXG)$3,250$2,000
Natural GasNGNYMEX/Globex (NYMEXG)$1,800$500
E-mini Natural GasQGNYMEX/Globex (NYMEXG)$437$413
E-mini Heating OilQHNYMEX/Globex (NYMEXG)$1,400$1,000
E-mini Crude LightQMNYMEX/Globex (NYMEXG)$1,112$500
E-mini Unleaded GasolineQUNYMEX/Globex (NYMEXG)$1,800$1,000
Metals Symbol Exchange Maint. Margin Day Trading Margins
GoldGCCOMEX/Globex (COMEXG)$4,900$1,000
CopperHGCOMEX/Globex (COMEXG)$3,150$1,000
E-micro GoldMGCCOMEX/Globex (COMEXG)$490$250
miNY CopperQCCOMEX/Globex (COMEXG)$1,375$500
miNY SilverMQICOMEX/Globex (COMEXG)$2,700$2,400
miNY GoldMQOCOMEX/Globex (COMEXG)$2,450$500
SilverSICOMEX/Globex (COMEXG)$5,900$4,800
1000 oz SilverSILCOMEX/Globex (COMEXG)$1,125$1,000
Mini SilverYIICE Futures U.S.$1,200$1,120
100 oz GoldZGICE Futures U.S.$4,400$4,700
5000 oz SilverZIICE Futures U.S.$6,000$5,600
Mini GoldZYGICE Futures U.S.$1,450$500
PalladiumPANYMEX/Globex (NYMEXG)$12,200$1,000
PlatinumPLNYMEX/Globex (NYMEXG)$1,750$1,000
Financials Symbol Exchange Maint. Margin Day Trading Margins
US 10-Year Interest Rate SwapSRCBOT/Globex$1,750$550
Ultra T-BondUBCBOT/Globex$3,700$2,000
US 3-Year US Treasury NotesZ3NCBOT/Globex$700$350
US 30-Year Treasury BondZBCBOT/Globex$2,700$500
US 5-Year Treasury NoteZFCBOT/Globex$750$250
US 10-Year Treasury NoteZNCBOT/Globex$1,150$500
Fed Funds 30-Day Interest RateZQCBOT/Globex$250$250
US 2-Year Treasury NoteZTCBOT/Globex$420$100
EurodollarGECME/Globex$250$250
LIBOR One MonthGLBCME/Globex$300$100
Euro Bund 10-YearFGBLEurex$3,150$1,000
Euro Bobl 5-YearFGBMEurex$1,300$500
Euro Schatz 2-YearFGBSEurex$300$175
Euro-BuxlFGBXEurex$6,300$2,000
Euro-BTP FuturesFBTPEurex$3,600$1,000
Euro-OatFOATEurex$2,800$1,000
Short Sterling 3-MonthLLIFFE$500$175
Long GiltRLIFFE$1,855$1,000
OSE Tokyo 10-Year (BIG)JGBOsaka-Japan (JPX)$7,800$2,600
SGX Mini 10-Year JGBJBSingapore Exchange (SGX)$945$500
90-Day Bank AcceptIRSydney Futures Exchange (SFE)$675$250
ASX 10-Year Aus Treasury BondXTSydney Futures Exchange (SFE)$1,890$1,000
ASX 3-Year Aus Interest Rate SwapYTSydney Futures Exchange (SFE)$585$350
Grains Symbol Exchange Maint. Margin Day Trading Margins
Mini-Sized CornXCCBOT/Globex$170$150
Mini-Sized SoybeansXKCBOT/Globex$380$300
Mini-Sized WheatXWCBOT/Globex$240$240
CornZCCBOT/Globex$750$750
EthanolZECBOT/Globex$1,800$1,800
Soybean OilZLCBOT/Globex$725$725
Soybean MealZMCBOT/Globex$1,600$1,200
OatsZOCBOT/Globex$950$600
Rough RiceZRCBOT/Globex$825$825
SoybeansZSCBOT/Globex$1,900$1,500
WheatZWCBOT/Globex$1,200$1,200
Softs Symbol Exchange Maint. Margin Day Trading Margins
Milk Class IIIDCCME/Globex$1,100$875
LumberLBCME/Globex$1,400$950
CocoaCCICE Futures U.S.$1,450$700
CottonCTICE Futures U.S.$2,000$1,200
CoffeeKCICE Futures U.S.$2,700$2,150
Orange JuiceOJICE Futures U.S.$1,600$1,000
Sugar #11SBICE Futures U.S.$896$775
Meats Symbol Exchange Maint. Margin Day Trading Margins
Feeder CattleGFCME/Globex$2,800$1,225
Lean HogsHECME/Globex$1,200$850
Live CattleLECME/Globex$1,500$825

Note: Day Trading Margins are twice the displayed amount for account balances exceeding $100K.

Disclaimer: The above information was drawn from sources believed to be reliable. Although it is believed that information provided is accurate, no guarantee is made. Optimus Futures LLC assumes no responsibility for any errors or omissions.

ADMIS Margin Requirements

ADMIS offers 50% Day Trading Margins on most futures contracts. However, qualified clients are eligible to receive 25% Day Trading Margins on certain Instruments. Please contact the Optimus Futures Margins department at (800) 771-6748 or email support@optimusfutures.com for requirements and eligibility.

Gain Capital Margin Requirements

TradeStation Margin Requirements

Indexes Symbol Root Initial Margin Maint. Margin Day Trading Rate
E-MINI S&P 500ES$4,950$4,50025% of initial
E-MINI MIDCAP 400EMD$6,600$6,00025% of initial
MINI RUSSELL 2000 (ICE)TF$2,420$2,20025% of initial
E-MINI NASDAQ 100NQ$4,950$4,50025% of initial
MINI RUSSELL 2000 (CME)RTY$3,245$2,95025% of initial
MINI DOW JONES ($5)YM$3,685$3,35025% of initial
NIKKEI ($ BASED) (CME)NK$4,290$3,900NONE
VIXVX$6,215$5,650NONE
Eurex Symbol Root Initial Margin Maint. Margin Day Trading Rate
DAXFDAX€ 23,428€ 23,42825% of initial
MINI-DAXFDXM€ 4,685€ 4,68525% of initial
DJ STOXX 50 INDEXFESX€ 2,498€ 2,49825% of initial
DJ STOXX 600 BANKSFSTB€ 1,090€ 1,090NONE
DJ STOXX 600 INDST G&SFSTG€ 2,010€ 2,010NONE
EURO-SCHATZFGBS€ 242€ 242NONE
EURO-BOBLFGBM€ 1,074€ 1,074NONE
EURO-BUNDFGBL€ 2,704€ 2,70425% of initial
EURO-OATFOAT€ 2,436€ 2,43625% of initial
EURO-BUXLFGBX€ 5,672€ 5,67225% of initial
DJ STOXX 600 UTILITYFSTU€ 929€ 92925% of initial
EURONEXT LIFFE Symbol Root Initial Margin Maint. Margin Day Trading Rate
FTSE 100 INDEX FUTURESLZ£2,353£2,353None
THREE MONTH EURO (EURIBOR) INTEREST RATE FUTURESLT2€ 300€ 300None
THREE MONTH STERLING (SHORT STERLING) INTEREST RATE FUTURESLL£285£285None
THREE MONTH EURO SWISS FRANC INTEREST RATE FUTURESLF2CHF 825CHF 825None
LONG GILT FUTURESLJ£2,100£2,100None
MEDIUM GILT FUTURESH£1,050£1,050None
SHORT GILT FUTURESG£640£640None
LONDON COCOA FUTURESCC3£940£940None
LONDON ROBUSTA COFFEE FUTURESRC$840 $840 None
CURRENCIES (CME) Symbol Root Initial Margin Maint. Margin Day Trading Rate
AUSTRALIAN DLR.AD$1,595$1,45050% of initial
BRITISH POUNDBP$2,200$2, 00050% of initial
CANADIAN DLR.CD$1,210$1,10050% of initial
EURO CURRENCYEC$2,310$2,10050% of initial
JAPANESE YENJY$2,750$2,50050% of initial
MEXICAN PESOMP1$1,210$1,10050% of initial
NEW ZEALAND DLR.NE1$1,650$1,50050% of initial
SWISS FRANCSF$2,970$2,70050% of initial
DOLLAR INDEX (ICE)DX$1,980$1,80050% of initial
MINI EUROE7$1,155$1,05050% of initial
MINI YENJ7$1,375$1,25050% of initial
E-MICRO AUD/USDM6A$160$145NONE
E-MICRO GBP/USDM6B$210$200NONE
E-MICRO EUR/USDM6E$231$210NONE
INTEREST RATES (CBOT) Symbol Root Initial Margin Maint. Margin Day Trading Rate
30-YR T-BONDUS$2,970$2,70050% of initial
Ultra 30-YR T-BONDUB$4,070$3,70050% of initial
10-YR T-NOTETY$1,155$1,05050% of initial
Ultra 10-YR NOTETEN$1,430$1,30050% of initial
5-YR T-NOTEFV$688$62550% of initial
2-YR T-NOTETU$418$38050% of initial
EURODOLLAR (CME)ED$165$150NONE
Metals Symbol Root Initial Margin Maint. Margin Day Trading Rate
GOLD (COMEX)GC$5,390$4,90050% of initial
SILVER (COMEX)SI$6,490$5,90050% of initial
COPPER (COMEX)HG$3,465$3,15050% of initial
PALLADIUM (NYMEX)PA$13,420$12,20050% of initial
PLATINUM (NYMEX)PL$1,925$1,75050% of initial
MICRO GOLD (COMEX)MGC$539$490NONE
MINI GOLD (ICE)YG$1,595$1,45050% of initial
MINI SILVER (ICE)YI$1,430$1,30050% of initial
Energies (NYMEX) Symbol Root Initial Margin Maint. Margin Day Trading Rate
CRUDE OILCL$2,475$2,25050% of initial
NATURAL GASNG$22,420$2,20050% of initial
HEATING OILHO$3,410$3,10050% of initial
RBOB GASOLINERB$4,125$3,75050% of initial
BRENT CRUDE OILBRN$2,970$2,70050% of initial
E-MINY CRUDE OILQM$1,224$1,11350% of initial
E-MINY NATURAL GASQN$605$550NONE
E-MINY HEATING OILQH$1,705$1,550NONE
E-MINY RBOB GASOLINEQU$2,063$1,875NONE
Agriculture (CBOT) Symbol Root Initial Margin Maint. Margin Day Trading Rate
WHEATW$1,210$1,100NONE
HARD RD WINTER WHEATKW$1,155$1,050NONE
CORNC$825$750NONE
OATSO$798$725NONE
SOYBEANSS$2,090$1,900NONE
SOYBEAN OILBO$798$725NONE
SOYBEAN MEALSM$1,540$1,400NONE
ROUGH RICERR$1,073$975NONE
MILK (CME)DA$440$400NONE
BUTTER (CME)CB$1,650$1,500NONE
MINI WHEATYW$242$220NONE
MINI CORNYC$165$150NONE
MINI SOYBEANSYK$418$380NONE
Meats (CME) Symbol Root Initial Margin Maint. Margin Day Trading Rate
LEAN HOGSLH$1,320$1,200NONE
LIVE CATTLELC$1,650$1,500NONE
FEEDER CATTLEFC$3,080$2,800NONE
Softs (ICE) Symbol Root Initial Margin Maint. Margin Day Trading Rate
COFFEEKC$2,970$2,700NONE
COTTONCT$2,200$2,000NONE
FROZEN OJOJ$1,760$1,600NONE
COCOACC$1,595$1,450NONE
SUGAR #11SB$1,761$1,601NONE
Other
LUMBER (CME)LB$1,595$1,450NONE

Additional Notes for Clients Using the Reduced Intraday Margin Rate

The day trade rate is valid from 8:00 am until 4:15 pm ET Monday thru Friday, for U.S. markets. For Eurex markets, day trade rate is valid from 3:00 am ET until session close Monday thru Friday. A stop order is required at all times risking no more than half of the day trade rate. Example: E-mini S&P initial margin is $4,950. The day trade rate would be one quarter, $1,238. A stop risking no more than half (in dollar terms) would risk approximately $578. This equates to about 12 points, or 12 dollars in the ES index, and that would be the maximum stop allowed. Clients must be above initial overnight margin or out of their positions before the day trade rate ends. Please consult the trade desk for additional details.

Information furnished is taken from sources TradeStation believes are accurate. TradeStation is not responsible for any errors or omissions. To confirm any item in this schedule, please call the trade desk.

All margin calls must be met on the same day your account incurs the margin call. Margins are subject to change and/or revision at any time without prior notice. Please consult the trade desk about your account status, to request the most current rate, or for any additional questions you might have regarding margin.

SPAN margins may be applied. SPAN margins may vary slightly from the published rate.

By trading on margin (sometimes also referred to as “leveraging” or “gearing”) in your futures account, you acknowledge and agree that TradeStation may, in its sole discretion, and without prior notice to you, and at any time, impose a margin call and liquidate your account, in whole or part, to meet such margin call and otherwise satisfy or offset any debit item or debit balance, or decrease or eliminate leveraging, in your account. You further acknowledge and agree that TradeStation may, in its sole discretion, and without notice to you, liquidate any delivery month contract in your account to prevent or minimize the risk of delivery, and that such liquidation may occur five or more days, depending on the contract and TradeStation’s subjective evaluation of risk, prior to the delivery date.

Wedbush Margin Requirements

Wedbush offers 50% Day Trading Margins on the futures contracts listed below. However, qualified clients are eligible to receive 25% Day Trading Margins on certain Instruments. Please contact the Optimus Futures Margins department at (800) 771-6748 or email support@optimusfutures.com for requirements and eligibility.

Top Traded Exchange CQG Symbol Initial Margin Maint. Margin Day Trading Rate
E-mini S&PCMEEP$4,950$4,50050% of Initial
E-mini Dow ($5)CBTYM$3,685$3,35050% of Initial
US T-Notes, 10-yrCMETYA$1,155$1,05050% of Initial
Euro FXCMEEU6$3,025$2,75050% of Initial
Crude OilNYMEXCLE$3,190$2,90050% of Initial
Comex GoldCOMEXGCE$4,620$4,20050% of Initial
Currencies Exchange CQG Symbol Initial Margin Maint. Margin Day Trading Rate
Australian DollarCMEDA6$1,595$1,45050% of Initial
British PoundCMEBP6$2,200$2,00050% of Initial
Canadian DollarCMECA6$1,210$1,10050% of Initial
Chinese Renminbi-USDCMERMB$4,400$4,00050% of Initial
Emini Japanese YenCMEEJY$1,375$1,25050% of Initial
Emini Euro FXCMEEEU$1,155$1,05050% of Initial
Euro FXCMEEU6$3,025$2,75050% of Initial
Japanese YenCMEJY6$2,750$2,50050% of Initial
Mexican PesoCMEMX6$1,210$1,10050% of Initial
New Zealand DollarCMENE6$1,650$1,50050% of Initial
Swiss FrancCMESF6$2,970$2,70050% of Initial
Energy Exchange CQG Symbol Initial Margin Maint. Margin Day Trading Rate
Crude OilNYMEXCLE$3,190$2,90050% of Initial
E-mini Crude OilNYMEXNQM$1,595$1,45050% of Initial
E-mini Natural GasNYMEXNQG$605$55050% of Initial
Chgo Ethanol (Platts)NYMEXZEE$3,321$3,01950% of Initial
NY Heating Oil (Platts)NYMEXHOE$3,685$3,35050% of Initial
Natural GasNYMEXNGE$2,420$2,20050% of Initial
RBOB GasolineNYMEXRBE$5,515$4,65050% of Initial
Brent Crude (Daily Options)NYMEXQO$4,400$4,00050% of Initial
US Indices & Interest Rates Exchange CQG Symbol Initial Margin Maint. Margin Day Trading Rate
E-mini Dow ($5)CBTYM$3,685$3,35050% of Initial
E-mini Nasdaq 100CMEENQ$4,950$4,50050% of Initial
E-mini S&PCMEEP$4,950$4,50050% of Initial
EurodollarCMEEDA$693$63050% of Initial
Nikkei 225 (USD)CMENKD$6,050$5,50050% of Initial
US T-Bond, 30-yrCMEUSA$2,970$2,70050% of Initial
US T-Notes, 10-yrCMETYA$1,155$1,05050% of Initial
US T-Notes, 2-yrCMETUA$418$38050% of Initial
US T-Notes, 5-yrCMEFVA$688$62550% of Initial
Dollar IndexICEDXE$1,980$1,80050% of Initial
E-mini Russell 1KICERFE$2,475$2,25050% of Initial
E-mini Russell 2KICETFE$3,630$3,30050% of Initial
Non US Indices & Interest Rates Exchange CQG Symbol Initial Margin Maint. Margin Day Trading Rate
DAX IndexEUREXDD$22,740$22,74050% of Initial
DJ Euro Stox 50EUREXDSX$2,558$2,55850% of Initial
Euro BoblEUREXDL$1,085$1,08550% of Initial
Euro BundEUREXDB$2,240$2,24050% of Initial
Euro SchatzEUREXDG$395$39550% of Initial
CAC-40 IndexMATIFPIL$3,207$2,91550% of Initial
Metals Exchange CQG Symbol Initial Margin Maint. Margin Day Trading Rate
Comex CopperCOMEXCPE$3,025$2,75050% of Initial
Comex GoldCOMEXGCE$4,620$4,20050% of Initial
Comex SilverCOMEXSIE$5,500$5,00050% of Initial
Micro GoldCOMEXMGC$462$42050% of Initial
100 oz GoldICEZO$4,840$4,40050% of Initial
5000 oz SilverICEZI$7,150$6,50050% of Initial
Mini Gold (1/3 full contract)ICEYG$1,556$1,41550% of Initial
Mini Silver (1/5 full contract)ICEYI$1,430$1,30050% of Initial
Mini Gold (1/2 full contract)NYMEXQO$4,400$4,00050% of Initial
Mini Silver (1/2 full contract)NYMEXQI$3,162$2,87550% of Initial
PalladiumNYMEXPAE$13,420$12,20050% of Initial
PlatinumNYMEXPLE$1,925$1,75050% of Initial
Agriculture Exchange CQG Symbol Initial Margin Maint. Margin Day Trading Rate
AGS - DAIRY
ButterCMECCB$1,760$1,60050% of Initial
Dry WheyCMEGDY$1,210$1,10050% of Initial
Milk (Class III)CMEGDC$990$90050% of Initial
Milk (Class IV)CMEGDK$990$90050% of Initial
NFD MilkCMEGNF$1,045$95050% of Initial
AGS - GRAINS AND OILSEEDS - US PRODUCTS
CornCBTZCE$825$75050% of Initial
KC WheatCBTKWE$1,375$1,25050% of Initial
Mini BeansCBTXB$462$42050% of Initial
Mini CornCBTXC$165$15050% of Initial
Mini KC WheatCBTMKC$275$25050% of Initial
Mini WheatCBTXW$264$24050% of Initial
OatsCBTZOE$798$72550% of Initial
Rough RiceCBTZRE$1,073$97550% of Initial
Soy MealCBTZME$1,980$1,80050% of Initial
Soy OilCBTZLE$1,045$95050% of Initial
SoybeansCBTZSE$2,310$2,10050% of Initial
WheatCBTZWA$1,320$1,20050% of Initial
CanolaICEWRCAD$ 495.00CAD$ 450.0050% of Initial
CocoaICECCE$1,595$1,45050% of Initial
CoffeeICEKCE$2,970$2,70050% of Initial
Cotton #2ICECTE$1,650$1,50050% of Initial
Orange JuiceICEOJE$2,145$1,95050% of Initial
Sugar #11ICESBE$1,540$1,40050% of Initial
Minneapolis Wheat *Traded on CME GLOBEXMGEXMWE$650$50050% of Initial
AGS - GRAINS AND OILSEEDS - NON-US PRODUCTS
Milling Wheat-EuronextENEXTPV$1,210$1,10050% of Initial
Rapeseed-EuronextENEXTPM$700$70050% of Initial
AGS - LIVESTOCK
Feeder CattleCMEGF$3,080$2,80050% of Initial
Lean HogsCMEHE$1,100$1,00050% of Initial
Live CattleCMEGLE$1,650$1,50050% of Initial
AGS - LUMBER
LumberCMELBS$1,595$1,45050% of Initial

Disclaimer: The above information was drawn from sources believed to be reliable. Although it is believed that information provided is accurate, no guarantee is made. Optimus Futures, LLC assumes no responsibility for any errors or omissions

Additional Notes for Clients Using the Reduced Intraday Margin Rate

The day trade rate is valid from 8:00 am until 4:15 pm ET Monday thru Friday, for U.S. markets. For Eurex markets, day trade rate is valid from 3:00 am ET until session close Monday thru Friday. A stop order is required at all times risking no more than half of the day trade rate. Example: E-mini S&P initial margin is $4,950. The day trade rate would be one quarter, $1,238. A stop risking no more than half (in dollar terms) would risk approximately $578. This equates to about 12 points, or 12 dollars in the ES index, and that would be the maximum stop allowed. Clients must be above initial overnight margin or out of their positions before the day trade rate ends. Please consult the trade desk for additional details.

Information furnished is taken from sources TradeStation believes are accurate. TradeStation is not responsible for any errors or omissions. To confirm any item in this schedule, please call the trade desk.

All margin calls must be met on the same day your account incurs the margin call. Margins are subject to change and/or revision at any time without prior notice. Please consult the trade desk about your account status, to request the most current rate, or for any additional questions you might have regarding margin.

SPAN margins may be applied. SPAN margins may vary slightly from the published rate.

By trading on margin (sometimes also referred to as “leveraging” or “gearing”) in your futures account, you acknowledge and agree that TradeStation may, in its sole discretion, and without prior notice to you, and at any time, impose a margin call and liquidate your account, in whole or part, to meet such margin call and otherwise satisfy or offset any debit item or debit balance, or decrease or eliminate leveraging, in your account. You further acknowledge and agree that TradeStation may, in its sole discretion, and without notice to you, liquidate any delivery month contract in your account to prevent or minimize the risk of delivery, and that such liquidation may occur five or more days, depending on the contract and TradeStation’s subjective evaluation of risk, prior to the delivery date.

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Please fill out the form below to receive Day Trading Margins for the specific markets and contracts you trade. If you have immediate questions, feel free to call us directly at (800) 771-6748 and one of our client representatives will assist you.

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  • Stock Indices Currencies Energies Grains Interest Rates Meats Metals Softs Foreign Markets (Non US) Other option
  • E-mini S&P E-mini Dow ($5) US T-Notes, 10-yr Euro FX Crude Oil Comex Gold Other option
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Optimus Futures LLC and/or our Clearing FCMs maintains the right to liquidate any position at any time if a margin call and/or deficit occurs. The customer would be responsible for any deficit that occurs as a result of liquidations. We will make our best efforts to contact customers to address margin call depending on the severity of the call.

The margin rates above was drawn from sources believed to be reliable. Although it is believed that information provided is accurate, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of this data. For current margin rates, please contact us or visit the exchanges’ Websites listed on our Exchange Access Page. The margins listed on this page are for informational purposes only and are subject to change at any time without notice. Day Trading Margins may differ according to your clearing firm. Please consult your broker to confirm the current margins for your account.

Futures and options trading involves substantial risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors. Clients may lose more than their initial investment. Past performance is not indicative of future results.