Margins Rates


Emini Futures Broker offers low day-trading margins to accommodate futures traders that require high leverage to trade their accounts. At $500 per contract for some of the most popular and liquid products, traders should make sure they understand the risk involved in using leverage. The lower the margin, especially Day Trading Margins, the higher the leverage and riskier the trade. Leverage can work for you as well as against you, it magnifies gains as well as losses.

Index Futures

       
Product Ticker Initial Margin Maint. Margin Day Margin
E-mini S&P 500 ES $5,500 $5,000 $500
E-mini NASDAQ 100 NQ $4,290 $3,900 $500
E-mini Dow ($5) YM $4,400 $4,000 $500
Mini Russell 2000 TF $3,630 $3,300 $500
E-mini S&P MidCap 400 EMD $7,920 $7,200 $1,000
Nikkei 225 Stock Index NKD $4,290 $3,900 $1,000
DAX FDAX €22,126 €6,500
Mini-DAX FDXM €4,425 €1,500
EURO STOXX 50 FESX €2,391 €1,000
         

Currency Futures

       
Product Ticker Initial Margin Maint. Margin Day Margin
Euro Futures 6E $3,410 $3,100 $500
E-mini Euro Futures E7 $1,705 $1,550 $400
E-micro Euro Futures M6E $341 $310 $300
Japanese Yen 6J $3,630 $3,300 $500
E-mini Japanese Yen J7 $1,815 $1,650 $400
E-micro Japanese Yen MJY $363 $330 $300
Aussie Dollar 6A $1,650 $1,500 $500
E-micro Aussie Dollar M6A $165 $150 $300
British Pound 6B $2,640 $2,400 $500
E-micro British Pound M6B $264 $1240 $300
Canadian Dollar 6C $1,320 $1,200 $500
E-micro Canadian Dollar MCD $132 $120 $300
Swiss Franc 6S $3,630 $3,300 $1,000
E-micro Swiss Franc MSF $363 $330 $300
Brazilian Real 6L $3,520 $3,200 $500
Mexican Peso 6M $1,925 $1,750 $500
New Zealand Dollar 6N $1,540 $1,400 $500
Russian Ruble 6R $5,500 $5,000 $1,000
South African Rand 6Z $1,870 $1,700 $1,000
U.S. Dollar Index DX $1,980 $1,800 $500
         

Financial Futures

       
Product Ticker Initial Margin Maint. Margin Day Margin
Ultra U.S. Treasury Bonds UB $5,650 $5,100 $850
U.S. Treasury Bonds ZB $4,840 $4,400 $550
Ultra 10 Year Notes TN $2,420 $2,200 $500
10 Year Notes ZN $1,595 $1,450 $500
5 Year Notes ZF $935 $850 $500
2 Year Notes ZT $605 $550 $500
30 Day Fed Funds ZQ $750 $500 $400
Eurodollar GE $275 $250 $400
Euro-Bund (10 Year) FGBL €2,564 €1,000
Euro-Bobl (5 Year) FGBM €1,010 €650
Euro-Schatz (2 Year) FGBS €210 €500
         

Metal Futures

       
Product Ticker Initial Margin Maint. Margin Day Margin
Gold GC $4,620 $4,200 $1,500
miNY Gold QO $2,310 $2,000 $750
E-micro Gold MGC $462 $420 $500
100 oz Gold ZG $4,400 $4,000 $1,000
Mini Gold ZYG $1,556 $1,415 $500
Silver SI $5,500 $5,000 $2,500
miNY Silver QI $2,750 $2,500 $1,000
5000 oz Silver ZI $7,700 $7,000 $1,000
Mini Silver YI $1,400 $1,273 $500
Copper HG $3,025 $2,750 $1,000
miNY Copper QC $1,513 $1,375 $1,000
Palladium PA $4,400 $4,000 $1,000
Platinum PL $2,090 $1,900 $1,000
         

Energy Futures

       
Product Ticker Initial Margin Maint. Margin Day Margin
Crude Oil CL $2,970 $2,700 $1,000
E-mini Crude Oil QM $1,485 $1,350 $1,000
Natural Gas NG $2,200 $2,000 $1,000
E-mini Natural Gas QG $550 $500 $1,000
Heating Oil HO $3,685 $3,350 $1,000
E-mini Heating Oil QH $1,842 $1,675 $1,000
RBOB Gasoline RB $4,675 $4,250 $1,000
E-mini RBOB Gasoline QU $2,338 $2,125 $1,000
         

Grain Futures

       
Product Ticker Initial Margin Maint. Margin Day Margin
Corn ZC $825 $750 $500
Mini Corn XC $165 $150 $300
Soybeans ZS $2,310 $2,100 $500
Mini Soybeans XB $462 $420 $300
Soybean Oil ZL $1,045 $950 $500
Soybean Meal ZM $1,980 $1,800 $500
Wheat ZW $1,110 $1,000 $500
Mini Wheat ZW $220 $200 $300
Oats ZO $688 $625 $500
Rough Rice ZR $908 $825 $500
         

Soft Futures

       
Product Ticker Initial Margin Maint. Margin Day Margin
Sugar #11 SB $1,540 $1,400 $500
Cocoa CC $1,595 $1,450 $500
Coffee KC $2,970 $2,700 $1,000
Cotton CT $1,650 $1,500 $500
         

Meat Futures

       
Product Ticker Initial Margin Maint. Margin Day Margin
Feeder Cattle GF $3,300 $3,000 $1,000
Live Cattle LE $1,750 $1,550 $1,000
Lean Hogs HE $1,320 $1,200 $1,000

Please note:

  • Margin Call Fee – $50
  • Margin Liquidation Fee – $25 per contract
  • All open positions will be manually liquidated if the account falls below a net liquidity of $500.
  • Posted margins valid up to 50 contracts. Trading more than 100 contracts requires additional margin.
  • Repeated violations of margin requirements can result in fees and/or higher day trade margins requirements.
  • Clients are responsible for monitoring their positions and are still financially responsible for any losses generated by open positions in the account.

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. Emini Futures Broker assumes no responsibility for any errors or omissions.