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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.

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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.

Micro E-mini Futures Symbol Exchange Maint. Margin Day Trading Margins
Micro E-mini S&P 500MESCME/Globex$1,200$40
Micro E-mini Nasdaq-100MNQCME/Globex$1,500$50
Micro E-mini DowMYMCME/Globex$1,070$50
Micro E-mini Russell 2000M2KCME/Globex$640$25
Stock Index Symbol Exchange Maint. Margin Day Trading Margins
Dow Jones ($5) MiniYMCBOT/Globex$10,700$500.00
CBOE Volatility Index (VIX)VXCFE/CBOE (Front Month)$13,750$13,750
E-mini S&P MidCap 400EMDCME/Globex$15,000$3,750
E-mini S&P 500 IndexESCME/Globex$12,000$400
NIKKEI 225NKDCME/Globex$8,000$2,000
E-mini NASDAQ 100 IndexNQCME/Globex$15,000$500
Russell 2000 Index Mini ($50)RTYCME/Globex$6,400$250
STOXX Europe 50 IndexFSTXEurex$5,440$1,360
DAX IndexFDAXEurex$53,075$2,500
MINI DaxFDXMEurex$10,612$500
Dow Jones Euro STOXX 50FESXEurex$5,990$250
STOXX Europe 600 IndexFXXPEurex$3,112$778
Mini VSTOXXFVSEurex$1,991$497.75
FTSE 250 IndexYICE Europe - Financials$4,770$1,192.50
FTSE 100 IndexZICE Europe - Financials $5,225 $1,306.25
Mini-Nikkei 225 (Osaka)MJNKOsaka - Japan (JPX)$960$240
Nikkei 225 (Osaka)JNKOsaka - Japan (JPX)$9,600$2,400
TOPIXJTPXOsaka - Japan (JPX)$7,250 $1,812.50
Mini TOPIXJMTOsaka - Japan (JPX)$725$181.25
JPX-Nikkei Index 400J400Osaka - Japan (JPX)$500$125
S&P CNX Nifty IndexENSingapore Exchange (SGX)$2,475$618.75
NIKKEI 225 IndexNKSingapore Exchange (SGX)$2,700$675
Mini Nikkei 225 Index (SGX)NSSingapore Exchange (SGX)$350$87.50
USD Nikkei 225 IndexNUSingapore Exchange (SGX)$2,700$675
MSCI Taiwan Stock IndexTWSingapore Exchange (SGX)$1,000$250
SFE SPI 200APSydney Futures Exchange (SFE) $7,900 $1,975
Hang Seng IndexHSIHong Kong (HKEX)$17,153$4,288.25
Mini Hang Seng IndexMHIHong Kong (HKEX)$3,430$857.50
Hang Seng China Ent. IndexHHIHong Kong (HKEX) $5,200 $1,300
Mini Hang-Seng China Ent. IDXMCHHong Kong (HKEX)$1,250$312.50
Currencies Symbol Exchange Maint. Margin Day Trading Rate
Australian Dollar6ACME/Globex$1,800$450
British Pound6BCME/Globex$2,700$675
Canadian Dollar6CCME/Globex$1,550$387.50
EuroFX6ECME/Globex$2,275$568.75
Japanese Yen6JCME/Globex$4,000$1,000
New Zealand Dollar6NCME/Globex$1,500$375
Swiss Franc6SCME/Globex$4,500$1,125
E-mini EuroFXE7CME/Globex$1,138$284.50
E-mini Japanese YenJ7CME/Globex$2,000$500
E-micro AUD/USDM6ACME/Globex$180$45
E-micro GBP/USDM6BCME/Globex$270$67.50
E-micro USD/CADMCDCME/Globex$155$38.75
E-micro EUR/USDM6ECME/Globex$228$57
E-micro JPY/USDMJYCME/Globex$335$83.75
E-micro CHF/USDMSFCME/Globex$450$112.50
Dollar IndexDXICE Futures U.S.$1,900$475
Energies Symbol Exchange Maint. Margin Day Trading Margin
ICE Brent Crude OilBRNICE Europe - Commodities$7,500$1,875
ICE WTI CrudeTICE Europe - Commodities$9,000$2,250
ICE (RBOB) GasolineNICE Europe - Commodities$8,471$2,117.75
Gas OilGASICE Europe - Commodities$3,329$832.25
ICE Heating OilQHOICE Europe - Commodities$5,510$1,377.50
Crude OilCLNYMEX/Globex$9,000$2,250
RbobRBNYMEX/Globex$9,500$2,375
Heating OilHONYMEX/Globex$7,300$1,825
Natural GasNGNYMEX/Globex$2,000$500
E-mini Natural GasQGNYMEX/Globex$500$125
E-mini Heating OilQHNYMEX/Globex$3,100$775
E-mini Crude LightQMNYMEX/Globex$4,500$1,125
E-mini Unleaded GasolineQUNYMEX/Globex$4,050$1,012.50
Metals Symbol Exchange Maint. Margin Day Trading Margins
GoldGCCOMEX/Globex (COMEXG)$9,150$2,287.50
CopperHGCOMEX/Globex (COMEXG)$3,750$937.50
E-micro GoldMGCCOMEX/Globex (COMEXG)$915$228.75
miNY CopperQCCOMEX/Globex (COMEXG)$1,350$337.50
miNY SilverMQICOMEX/Globex (COMEXG)$4,500$1,125
miNY GoldMQOCOMEX/Globex (COMEXG)$4,575$1,143.75
SilverSICOMEX/Globex (COMEXG)$9,000$2,250
1000 oz SilverSILCOMEX/Globex (COMEXG)$1,600$400
Mini SilverYIICE Futures U.S.$1,050$262.50
100 oz GoldZGICE Futures U.S.$4,218$1,054.50
5000 oz SilverZIICE Futures U.S.$5,260$1,315
Mini GoldZYGICE Futures U.S.$1,356$339
PlatinumPLNYMEX/Globex$4,500$4,500
Financials Symbol Exchange Maint. Margin Day Trading Margins
Ultra T-BondUBCBOT/Globex$11,5002,875
US 3-Year US Treasury NotesZ3NCBOT/Globex$625$156.25
US 30-Year Treasury BondZBCBOT/Globex$5,500$1,375
US 5-Year Treasury NoteZFCBOT/Globex$850$212.50
US 10-Year Treasury NoteZNCBOT/Globex$1,800$450
Fed Funds 30-Day Interest RateZQCBOT/Globex$195$48.75
US 2-Year Treasury NoteZTCBOT/Globex$475$137.50
EurodollarGECME/Globex$400$118.75
LIBOR One MonthGLBCME/Globex$300$75
Euro Bund 10-YearFGBLEurex$4,460$1,115
Euro Bobl 5-YearFGBMEurex$1,563$390.75
Euro Schatz 2-YearFGBSEurex$340$85
Euro-BuxlFGBXEurex$13,611$3,402.75
Euro-BTP FuturesFBTPEurex$9,450$2,362.50
Euro-OatFOATEurex$4,878$1,219.50
Short Sterling 3-MonthLICE Europe - Financials$175$43.75
Long GiltRICE Europe - Financials$2,180$545
OSE Tokyo 10-Year (BIG)JGBOsaka - Japan (JPX)$8,500$2,125
SGX Mini 10-YearJBJB Singapore Exchange (SGX)$945$236.25
90-Day Bank AcceptIRSydney Futures Exchange (SFE)$425$106.25
ASX 10-Year Aus Treasury BondXTSydney Futures Exchange (SFE)$2,050$512.50
ASX 3-Year Aus Interest Rate SwapYTSydney Futures Exchange (SFE)$585$146.25
Grains Symbol Exchange Maint. Margin Day Trading Margins
Mini-Sized CornXCCBOT/Globex$180$180
Mini-Sized SoybeansXKCBOT/Globex$300$300
Mini-Sized WheatXWCBOT/Globex$285$285
CornZCCBOT/Globex$900$900
EthanolZECBOT/Globex$4,350$4,350
Soybean OilZLCBOT/Globex$700$700
Soybean MealZMCBOT/Globex$1,020$1,020
OatsZOCBOT/Globex$650$650
Rough RiceZRCBOT/Globex$1,540$1,540
SoybeansZSCBOT/Globex$1,500$1,500
WheatZWCBOT/Globex$1,425$1,425
Softs Symbol Exchange Maint. Margin Day Trading Margins
Milk Class IIIDCME/Globex$2,200$2,200
LumberLBCME/Globex$3,300$3,300
CocoaCCICE Futures U.S.$1,900$1,900
CottonCTICE Futures U.S.$2,650$2,650
CoffeeKCICE Futures U.S.$4,050$4,050
Orange JuiceOJICE Futures U.S.$1,260$1,260
Sugar #11SBICE Futures U.S.$950$950
Meats Symbol Exchange Maint. Margin Day Trading Margins
Feeder CattleGFCME/Globex$4,860$4,860
Lean HogsHECME/Globex$2,850$2,850
Live CattleLECME/Globex$2,500$2,500

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

Ironbeam Margin Requirements

Stock Index Symbol Exchange Initial Margin Maintenance Margin Day Trading Margins
Emini S&P 500ESCME$13,200$12,000$495
Micro Emini S&P 500MESCME$1,320$1,200$220
Emini NASDAQNQCME$16,500$15,000$595
Micro Emini NASDAQMNQCME$1,650$1,500$275
Emini RusselRTYCME$7,040$6,400$475
Micro Emini Russell 2000M2KCME$704$640$115
Mini Dow JonesYMCBOT$11,770$10,700$500
Micro Mini Dow JonesMYMCME$1,177$1,070$195
Energies Symbol Exchange Initial Margin Maintenance Margin Day Trading Margin
Crude OilCLNYMEX$9,515$8,650$2,250
Eminy Crude OilQMNYMEX$5,500$5,000$1,375
Natural GasNGNYMEX$2,200$2,000$550
Eminy Natural GasQGNYMEX$550$500$138
Heating OilHONYMEX$8,030$7,300$1,825
RBOB GasRBNYMEX$10,450$9,500$2,375
Currencies Symbol Exchange Initial Margin Maintenance Margin Day Trading Rate
Australian Dollar6A ME$1,980$1,800$495
British Pound6BCME$2,970$2,700$743
Canadian Dollar6CCME$1,705$1,550$427
Dollar IndexDXICE$2,090$1,900$523
Euro Currency6ECME$2,503$2,275$569
Japanese Yen6JCME$3,960$3,600$1,000
Swiss Franc6SCME$4,950$4,500$1,125
New Zealand Dollar6NCME$1,650$1,500$413
E-micro Australian DollarM6ACME$198$180$50
E-micro British PoundM6BCME$297$270$75
E-micro Euro CurrencyM6ECME$250$227$63
E-micro Canadian DollarMCDCME$171$155$43
E-micro Swiss FrancMSFCME$495$450$124
E-micro Japanese YenMJYCME$396$360$99
Cryptocurrencies Symbol Exchange Initial Margin Maintenance Margin Day Trading Margins
BitcoinBTCCME94% of Contract Value85% of Contract Valuen/a
Grains Symbol Exchange Initial Margin Maintenance Margin Day Trading Margins
CornZCCBOT$990$900$900
Rough RiceZRCBOT$1,694$1,540$1,540
SoybeanZSCBOT$1,650$1,500$1,500
Soybean MealZMCBOT$1,210$1,100$1,020
Soybean OilZLCBOT$853$775$700
WheatZWCBOT$1,568$1,425$1,425
Mini CornXCCBOT$198$180$180
Mini WheatXWCBOT$314$285$285
Mini SoybeanXKCBOT$330$300$300
Metals Symbol Exchange Initial Margin Maintenance Margin Day Trading Margins
COMEX HG CopperHGCOMEX$4,125$3,750$1,032
COMEX E-mini CopperQCCOMEX$2,063$1,875$516
COMEX GoldGCCOMEX$10,065$9,150$2,288
COMEX miNY GoldQOCOMEX$5,033$4,575$619
COMEX E-micro GoldMGCCOMEX$1,007$915$252
COMEX SilverSICOMEX$9,900$9,000$2,475
COMEX miNY SilverQICOMEX$4,950$4,500$674
Interest Rates Symbol Exchange Initial Margin Maintenance Margin Day Trading Margins
2 Yr T-NoteZTCBOT$523$475$138
5 Yr T-NoteZFCBOT$935$850$234
10 Yr T-NoteZNCBOT$1,980$1,800$495
30 Yr T-BondsZBCBOT$6,050$5,500$1,375
EurodollarGECME$396$360$119
Food and Fiber Symbol Exchange Initial Margin Maintenance Margin Day Trading Margins
CocoaCCICE$2,090$1,900$1,900
CoffeeKCICE$4,455$4,050$4,050
CottonCTICE$2,915$2,650$729
Orange JuiceOJICE$1,386$1,260$347
Sugar #11SBICE$1,047$952$262
Food and Fiber Symbol Exchange Initial Margin Maintenance Margin Day Trading Margins
Feeder CattleGFCME$5,346$4,860$4,860
Lean HogsHECME$3,135$2,850$2,850
Live CattleLECME$2,750$2,500$2,500

Initial and Maintenance Margin requirements are set by the respective exchanges and fluctuate daily. If you are using the Firetip X trading platform, you can find the exchange initial and maintenance margin requirements under the symbol information section. If you are using a 3rd party trading platform, you may also be able to view the margin requirements within the platform. You can also use the Margin Calculator in your Ironbeam online account portal.

If your account is on margin call, it means that the margin requirement on your current positions is greater than your account balance. To get off a margin call, you will either need to liquidate enough of your positions to reduce your account’s margin requirement or add funds to your account to cover your margin deficit. Ironbeam will charge a margin call fee if your margin deficit is not met by the time of market close.

For any further questions, contact us at support@optimusfutures.com.

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

TradeStation Margin Requirements

Indexes Symbol Root Initial Margin Maint. Margin Day Trading Rate
E-MINI S&P 500ES$13,200$12,00025% of initial
E-MINI MIDCAP 400EMD$16,500$15,000NONE
E-MINI NASDAQ 100NQ$16,500$15,00025% of initial
MINI RUSSELL 2000 (CME)RTY$7,040$6,40025% of initial
MINI DOW JONES ($5)YM$11,770$10,70025% of initial
Micro ESMES$1,320$1,20025% of initial
Micro NQMNQ$1,650$1,50025% of initial
Micro RussellM2K$704$64025% of initial
Micro YMMYM$1,177$1,07025% of initial
NIKKEI ($ BASED) (CME)NK€ 8,800€ 8,000NONE
VIXVX€ 13,750€ 12,500NONE
CME Bitcoin FuturesBTC€ 17,140€ 15,582NONE
Bakkt Bitcoin Monthly Futures ContractBTM€ 3,250€ 3,000NONE
Eurex Symbol Root Initial Margin Maint. Margin Day Trading Rate
DAXFDAX€ 47,694€ 47,694NONE
MINI-DAXFDXM€ 9,538€ 9,538NONE
DJ STOXX 50 INDEXFESX€ 5,264€ 5,264NONE
DJ STOXX 600 BANKSFSTB€ 835€ 835NONE
DJ STOXX 600 INDST G&SFSTG€ 4,976€ 4,976NONE
EURO-SCHATZFGBS€ 293€ 293NONE
EURO-BOBLFGBM€ 1,368€ 1,368NONE
EURO-BUNDFGBL€ 4,008€ 4,008NONE
EURO-OATFOAT€ 4,368€ 4,368NONE
EURO-BUXLFGBX€ 12,194€ 12,194NONE
DJ STOXX 600 UTILITYFSTU€ 2,225€ 2,225NONE
EURONEXT LIFFE Symbol Root Initial Margin Maint. Margin Day Trading Rate
FTSE 100 INDEX FUTURESLZ £3,582£3,261NONE
THREE MONTH EURO (EURIBOR) INTEREST RATE FUTURESLT2€ 149€ 135NONE
THREE MONTH STERLING (SHORT STERLING) INTEREST RATE FUTURESLL£204£185NONE
THREE MONTH EURO SWISS FRANC INTEREST RATE FUTURESLF2CHF 271CHF 246NONE
LONG GILT FUTURESLJ£2,420£2,200NONE
MEDIUM GILT FUTURESH£1,199£1,090NONE
SHORT GILT FUTURESG£858£780NONE
LONDON COCOA FUTURESCC3£1,243£1,130NONE
LONDON ROBUSTA COFFEE FUTURESRC$880$800NONE
CURRENCIES (CME) Symbol Root Initial Margin Maint. Margin Day Trading Rate
AUSTRALIAN DLR.AD$1,980$1,80050% of initial
BRITISH POUNDBP$2,970$2,70050% of initial
CANADIAN DLR.CD$1,705$1,55050% of initial
EURO CURRENCYEC$2,503$2,27550% of initial
JAPANESE YENJY$3,960$3,60050% of initial
MEXICAN PESOMP1$2,090$1,900NONE
NEW ZEALAND DLR.NE1 1,650$1,50050% of initial
SWISS FRANCSF$4,950$4,50050% of initial
DOLLAR INDEX (ICE)DX$2,090$1,90050% of initial
MINI EUROE7$1,252$1,13850% of initial
MINI YENJ7$1,980$1,80050% of initial
E-MICRO AUD/USDM6A$198$180NONE
E-MICRO GBP/USDM6B$297$270NONE
E-MICRO EUR/USDM6E$251$228NONE
INTEREST RATES (CBOT) Symbol Root Initial Margin Maint. Margin Day Trading Rate
30-YR T-BONDUS$6,050$5,50050% of initial
Ultra 30-YR T-BONDUB$12,650$11,50050% of initial
10-YR T-NOTETY$1,980$1,80050% of initial
Ultra 10-YR NOTETEN$3,520$3,20050% of initial
5-YR T-NOTEFV$935$85050% of initial
2-YR T-NOTETU$523$47550% of initial
EURODOLLAR (CME)ED$396$360NONE
Metals Symbol Root Initial Margin Maint. Margin Day Trading Rate
GOLD (COMEX)GC$10,065$9,15050% of initial
SILVER (COMEX)SI$9,900$9,00050% of initial
COPPER (COMEX)HG$4,125$3,75050% of initial
PALLADIUM (NYMEX)PA$48,400$44,00050% of initial
PLATINUM (NYMEX)PL$4,950$4,50050% of initial
MICRO GOLD (COMEX)MGC$1,007$915NONE
MINI GOLD (ICE)YG$3,482$3,165NONE
MINI SILVER (ICE)YI$2,313$2,103NONE
Energies (NYMEX) Symbol Root Initial Margin Maint. Margin Day Trading Rate
CRUDE OIL (NYMEX)CL$9,900$9,00050% of initial
NATURAL GAS (NYMEX)NG$2,200$2,00050% of initial
HEATING OIL (NYMEX)HO$8,030$7,30050% of initial
RBOB GASOLINE (NYMEX)RB$10,450$9,50050% of initial
BRENT CRUDE OIL (ICE)BRN$8,250$7,50050% of initial
LOW SULPHUR GASOIL (ICE)ULS$3,662$3,329NONE
E-MINY CRUDE OIL (NYMEX)QM$4,950$4,50050% of initial
E-MINY NATURAL GAS (NYMEX)QN$468$42550% of initial
E-MINY HEATING OIL (NYMEX)QH$4,015$3,65050% of initial
E-MINY RBOB GASOLINE (NYMEX)QU$5,225$4,75050% of initial
Agriculture (CBOT) Symbol Root Initial Margin Maint. Margin Day Trading Rate
WHEATW$1,568$1,425NONE
HARD RD WINTER WHEATKW$1,595$1,450NONE
CORNC$990$900NONE
OATSO$715$650NONE
SOYBEANSS$1,650$1,500NONE
SOYBEAN OILBO$853$775NONE
SOYBEAN MEALSM$1,210$1,100NONE
ROUGH RICERR$1,694$1,540NONE
MILK (CME)DA$946$860NONE
BUTTER (CME)CB$1,210$1,100NONE
MINI WHEATYW$314$285NONE
MINI CORNYC$198$180NONE
MINI SOYBEANSYK$330$300NONE
Meats (CME) Symbol Root Initial Margin Maint. Margin Day Trading Rate
LEAN HOGSLH$3,135$2,850NONE
LIVE CATTLELC$2,750$2,500NONE
FEEDER CATTLEFC$5,346$4,860NONE
Softs (ICE) Symbol Root Initial Margin Maint. Margin Day Trading Rate
COFFEEKC$4,455$4,050NONE
COTTON CT$2,915$2,650NONE
FROZEN OJOJ$1,386$1,260NONE
COCOACC$2,090$1,900NONE
SUGAR #11SB$1,074$952NONE
Other
LUMBER (CME)LB$3,850$3,500NONE

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&PCMEEP132001200050% of Initial
E-mini Dow ($5)CBOTYM117701070050% of Initial
US T-Notes, 10-yrCBOTTYA1980180050% of Initial
Euro FXCMEEU62503227550% of Initial
Crude OilNYMEXCLE9900900050% of Initial
Comex GoldCOMEXGCE10065915050% of Initial
Agriculture Exchange CQG Symbol Initial Margin Maint. Margin Day Trading Rate
CanolaICEWR374 CAD $340 CAD $50% of Initial
CornCBOTZCE99090050% of Initial
KC WheatCBOTKWE1595145050% of Initial
Milling WheatENEXTPV1210110050% of Initial
Mini SoybeansCBOTXB33030050% of Initial
Mini CornCBOTXC25323050% of Initial
Mini KC WheatCBOTMKC28626050% of Initial
Mini WheatCBOTXW31929050% of Initial
Minneapolis WheatMGEXMWE1560120050% of Initial
OatsCBOTZOE71565050% of Initial
Rough RiceCBOTZRE1694154050% of Initial
Soybean MealCBOTZME1210110050% of Initial
Soybean OilCBOTZLE85377550% of Initial
SoybeansCBOTZSE1650150050% of Initial
WheatCBOTZWA1568142550% of Initial
RapeseedENEXTPM70070050% of Initial
Livestock/Dairy/Lumber Exchange CQG Symbol Initial Margin Maint. Margin Day Trading Rate
Feeder CattleCMEGF5346486050% of Initial
Lean HogsCMEHE3135285050% of Initial
Live CattleCMEGLE2750250050% of Initial
ButterCMECCB1430130050% of Initial
Dry WheyCMEGDY92484050% of Initial
Class III MilkCMEGDC94686050% of Initial
Class IV MilkCMEGDK88080050% of Initial
NFD MilkCMEGNF1540140050% of Initial
LumberCMELBS3630330050% of Initial
Food & Fiber Exchange CQG Symbol Initial Margin Maint. Margin Day Trading Rate
CocoaICECCE2090190050% of Initial
CoffeeICEKCE4455405050% of Initial
Cotton #2ICECTE2915265050% of Initial
Orange JuiceICEOJE1386126050% of Initial
Sugar #11ICESBE1047.2095250% of Initial
Agriculture Exchange CQG Symbol Initial Margin Maint. Margin Day Trading Rate
Australian DollarCMEDA61980180050% of Initial
British PoundCMEBP62970270050% of Initial
Canadian DollarCMECA61705155050% of Initial
Chinese Renminbi-USDCMERMB2970270050% of Initial
Emini Japanese YenCMEEJY2640240050% of Initial
Emini Euro FXCMEEEU1251113850% of Initial
Euro FXCMEEU62503227550% of Initial
Japanese YenCMEJY64400400050% of Initial
Mexican PesoCMEMX62090190050% of Initial
New Zealand DollarCMENE61650150050% of Initial
Swiss FrancCMESF64950450050% of Initial
Cryptocurrencies
BitcoinCMEBTC95% of Settlement86% of SettlementN/A
Energy Exchange CQG Symbol Initial Margin Maint. Margin Day Trading Rate
Crude OilNYMEXCLE9900900050% of Initial
E-mini Crude OilNYMEXNQM4950450050% of Initial
E-mini Natural GasNYMEXNQG55050050% of Initial
Chicago Ethanol (Platts)NYMEXZEE6050550050% of Initial
NY Heating OilNYMEXHOE8030730050% of Initial
Natural GasNYMEXNGE2200200050% of Initial
RBOB GasolineNYMEXRBE10450950050% of Initial
Brent Crude (Daily Options)ICEQO3850350050% of Initial
Indices & Interest Rates Exchange CQG Symbol Initial Margin Maint. Margin Day Trading Rate
E-mini Dow ($5)CBOTYM117701070050% of Initial
E-mini Nasdaq 100CMEENQ165001500050% of Initial
E-mini S&PCMEEPI S&P132001200050% of Initial
30-Day Fed Funds RateCMEZQE49545050% of Initial
EurodollarCMEEDA44040050% of Initial
Nikkei 225 (USD)CMENKD8800800050% of Initial
US 30-yr T-BondCBOTUSA6050550050% of Initial
US 10-yr T-NoteCBOTTYA1980180050% of Initial
US 5-yr T-NoteCBOTFVA93585050% of Initial
US 2-yr T-NoteCBOTTUA52347550% of Initial
Dollar IndexICEDXE2750250050% of Initial
E-mini Russell 1KCMER1S7700700050% of Initial
E-mini Russell 2KCMERTY7040640050% of Initial
Micro E-mini S&P 500CMEMES1320120050% of Initial
Micro E-mini Nasdaq-100CMEMNQ1650150050% of Initial
Micro E-mini Russell 2000CMEM2K70464050% of Initial
Micro E-mini DowCBOTMYM1177107050% of Initial
Cboe Volatility Index (VIX)CFEVX206251875050% of Initial
NON US PRODUCTS
DAX IndexEUREXDD24062.5024062.5050% of Initial
DJ Euro Stox 50EUREXDSX2592259250% of Initial
Euro BoblEUREXDL1085108550% of Initial
Euro BundEUREXDB2240224050% of Initial
Euro SchatzEUREXDG39539550% of Initial
CAC-40 IndexMATIFPIL3206.50291550% of Initial
Metals Exchange CQG Symbol Initial Margin Maint. Margin Day Trading Rate
CopperCOMEXCPE4125375050% of Initial
GoldCOMEXGCE10065915050% of Initial
SilverCOMEXSIE9900900050% of Initial
Micro GoldCOMEXMGC91983550% of Initial
100 oz GoldICEZO123451122250% of Initial
5000 oz SilverICEZI121821107450% of Initial
Mini Gold (1/3 full contract)ICEYG3969360850% of Initial
Mini Silver (1/5 full contract)ICEYI2437221550% of Initial
Mini Gold (1/2 full contract)COMEXMQO5033457550% of Initial
Mini Silver (1/2 full contract)COMEXMQI4950450050% of Initial
PalladiumNYMEXPAE484004400050% of Initial
PlatinumNYMEXPLE4950450050% 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.

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. Accounts that are subject to margin calls may experience higher commissions due to increased risk. Specific day trading margins from select FCMs that are well below average rates may subject you to much higher fees than provided above. Contracts with relatively low liquidity may subject you to additional fees.

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.