Margins

Monthly Symbols

Stock Index Currencies Energies Metals Financials Grains Softs Meats

Margins Explanation: (Initial vs. DayTrade)

Initial Margin is set by the exchange. This is the amount required to carry a contract past the daily close.

DayTrade Margin is set by Trade Pro. 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.
Trade Pro request that you either flatten open positions or meet the exchange required initial margin during this time period.

Stock Index

Name Symbol Exchange Initial Margin DayTrade Margin
SFE SPI 200 AP Sydney Futures Exchange (SFE) $6,000.00 $1,800.00
Continuous Commodity Index CCI ICE Futures U.S. $8,030.00 $4,000.00
Big Dow DJIA ($25) DD CBOT/Globex $13,750.00 $7,500.00
E-mini S&P MidCap 400 EMD CME/Globex $4,400.00 $1000.00
E-mini S&P CNX Nifty 50
Index
EMF CME/Globex $3,500.00 $1000.00
S&P CNX Nifty Index EN Singapore Exchange (SGX) $3,500.00 $1000.00
E-mini S&P 500 Index ES CME/Globex $4,758.00 $500.00
MDAX Futures F2MX Eurex $4,500.00 $1,500.00
CAC-40 Index FCE LIFFE $3,300.00 $1,500.00
DAX Index FDAX Eurex $18,508.00 $3,500.00
Dow Jones Euro STOXX 50 FESX Eurex $2,560.00 $500.00
DJ STOXX 50 FSTX Eurex $2,200.00 $500.00
E-micro S&P CNX Nifty 50
Index
MNF CME/Globex $700.00 $500.00
NIKKEI 225 Index NK Singapore Exchange (SGX) $2,000.00 $1,000.00
NIKKEI 225 NKD CME/Globex $3,038.00 $1,500.00
E-mini NASDAQ 100 Index NQ CME/Globex $3,245.00 $500.00
USD Nikkei 225 Index NU Singapore Exchange (SGX) $3,000.00 $1,500.00
Mini-Russell 1000 RF ICE Futures U.S. $3,300.00 $1,650.00
Russell 2000 Index Mini ($100) TF ICE Futures U.S. $4,400.00 $500.00
MSCI Taiwan Stock Index TW Singapore Exchange (SGX) $1,500.00 $750.00
FTSE 250 Index Y LIFFE $4,500.00 $2,750.00
Dow Jones ($5) Mini YM CBOT/Globex $2,750.00 $500.00
FTSE 100 Index Z LIFFE $4,500.00 $1,500.00
Dow Jones Industrial
Average
ZDJ CBOT/Globex $5,500.00 $3,000.00
NASDAQ 100 Index ZND CME/Globex $11,000.00 $6,250.00
S&P 500 Index ($250) ZSP CME/Globex $19,250.00 $11,000.00

Currencies

Name Symbol Exchange Initial Margin DayTrade Margin
Australian Dollar 6A CME/Globex $1,650.00 $500.00
British Pound 6B CME/Globex $1,375.00 $500.00
Big Dow DJIA ($25) DD CBOT/Globex $13,750.00 $7,500.00
Canadian Dollar 6C CME/Globex $1,320.00 $500.00
EuroFX 6E CME/Globex $2,200.00 $500.00
Japanese Yen 6J CME/Globex $2,410.00 $500.00
Mexican Peso 6M CME/Globex $1,980.00 $500.00
Swiss Franc 6S CME/Globex $3,300.00 $500.00
Dollar Index DX ICE Futures U.S. $880.00 $500.00
E-mini EuroFX E7 CME/Globex $1,650.00 $500.00
E-mini Japanese Yen J7 CME/Globex $1,705.00 $500.00
E-micro AUD/USD M6A CME/Globex $198.00 $100.00
E-micro GBP/USD M6B CME/Globex $165.00 $100.00
E-micro USD/CAD M6C CME/Globex $187.00 $100.00
E-micro EUR/USD M6E CME/Globex $330.00 $100.00
E-micro USD/JPY M6J CME/Globex $330.00 $100.00
E-micro USD/CHF M6S CME/Globex $330.00 $100.00

Energies

Name Symbol Exchange Initial Margin DayTrade Margin
ICE Brent Crude Oil BRN ICE Europe $5,300.00 $2,000.00
Crude Oil CL NYMEX/Globex (NYMEXG) $3,190.00 $1,000.00
Gas Oil GAS ICE Europe $5,500.00 $2,000.00
Heating Oil HO NYMEX/Globex (NYMEXG) $3,465.00 $2,000.00
Natural Gas NG NYMEX/Globex (NYMEXG) $2,805.00 $500.00
E-mini Natural Gas QG NYMEX/Globex (NYMEXG) $701.00 $500.00
E-mini Heating Oil QH NYMEX/Globex (NYMEXG) $2,415.00 $1,000.00
E-mini Crude Light QM NYMEX/Globex (NYMEXG) $2,255.00 $500.00
E-mini Unleaded Gasoline QU NYMEX/Globex (NYMEXG) $2,750.00 $1,000.00
ICE Heating Oil QHO ICE Europe $7,392.00 $2,000.00

Metals

Name Symbol Exchange Initial Margin DayTrade Margin
Gold GC COMEX/Globex (COMEXG) $6,600.00 $1,000.00
Copper HG COMEX/Globex (COMEXG) $3,300.00 $1,000.00
E-micro Gold MGC COMEX/Globex (COMEXG) $880.00 $250.00
Palladium PA NYMEX/Globex (NYMEXG) $4,125.00 $1,000.00
Platinum PL NYMEX/Globex (NYMEXG) $2,750.00 $1,000.00
miNY Copper QC COMEX/Globex (COMEXG) $2,035.00 $500.00
miNY Silver QI COMEX/Globex (COMEXG) $8,438.00 $4,000.00
miNY Gold QO COMEX/Globex (COMEXG) $4,556.00 $500.00
Silver SI COMEX/Globex (COMEXG) $9,075.00 $2.500.00
Mini Silver YI NYSE LIFFE US $2,184.00 $1,500.00
100 oz Gold ZG NYSE LIFFE US $6,600.00 $3,300.00
5000 oz Silver ZI NYSE LIFFE US $9,075.00 $4,500.00
Mini Gold ZYG NYSE LIFFE US $3,166.00 $500.00

Financials

Name Symbol Exchange Initial Margin DayTrade Margin
Euro Bund 10-Year FGBL Eurex $2,652.00 $1000.00
Euro Bobl 5-Year FGBM Eurex $1,391.00 $500.00
Euro Schatz 2-Year FGBS Eurex $470.00 $175.00
Eurodollar GE CME/Globex $880.00 $250.00
LIBOR One Month GLB CME/Globex $338.00 $100.00
90-Day Bank Accept IR Sydney Futures Exchange (SFE) $750.00 $250.00
SGX Mini 10-Year JGB JB Singapore Exchange (SGX) $1,050.00 $500.00
Short Sterling 3-Month L LIFFE $580.00 $175.00
Long Gilt R LIFFE $3,000.00 $1000.00
US 10-Year Interest Rate Swap SR CBOT/Globex $1,822.00 $550.00
Ultra T-Bond UB CBOT/Globex $5,738.00 $2,000.00
ASX 10-Year Aus Treasury Bond XT Sydney Futures Exchange (SFE) $2,825.00 $1000.00
ASX 3-Year Aus Interest Rate Swap YT Sydney Futures Exchange (SFE) $1,050.00 $350.00
US 3-Year US Treasury Notes Z3N CBOT/Globex $675.00 $350.00
US 30-Year Treasury Bond ZB CBOT/Globex $3,780.00 $500.00
US 5-Year Treasury Note ZF CBOT/Globex $743.00 $250.00
US 10-Year Treasury Note ZN CBOT/Globex $1,485.00 $500.00
Fed Funds 30-Day Interest Rate ZQ CBOT/Globex $405.00 $250.00
US 2-Year Treasury Note ZT CBOT/Globex $304.00 $100.00

Grains

Name Symbol Exchange Initial Margin DayTrade Margin
Mini-Sized Corn XC CBOT/Globex $540.00 $250.00
Mini-Sized Soybeans XK CBOT/Globex $1,012.00 $500.00
Mini-Sized Wheat XW CBOT/Globex $742.00 $350.00
Corn ZC CBOT/Globex $5,063.00 $1,350.00
Ethanol ZE CBOT/Globex $4,455.00 $2,250.00
Soybean Oil ZL CBOT/Globex $1,688.00 $850.00
Soybean Meal ZM CBOT/Globex $2,700.00 $1,350.00
Oats ZO CBOT/Globex $1,350.00 $675.00
Rough Rice ZR CBOT/Globex $1,688.00 $850.00
Soybeans ZS CBOT/Globex $5,062.00 $2,500.00
Wheat ZW CBOT/Globex $3,713.00 $1,875.00

Softs

Name Symbol Exchange Initial Margin DayTrade Margin
Cocoa CC ICE Futures U.S. $800.00 $700.00
Cotton CT ICE Futures U.S. $1,980.00 $1,375.00
Milk Class III DC CME/Globex $1,755.00 $875.00
Coffee KC ICE Futures U.S. $2,750.00 $2,150.00
Lumber LB CME/Globex $1,875.00 $950.00
Orange Juice OJ ICE Futures U.S. $2,090.00 $1,000.00
Sugar #11 SB ICE Futures U.S. $1,320.00 $775.00

Meats

Name Symbol Exchange Initial Margin DayTrade Margin
Feeder Cattle GF CME/Globex $2,430.00 $1,225.00
Lean Hogs HE CME/Globex $1,418.00 $850.00
Live Cattle LE CME/Globex $1,350.00 $825.00


Note: DayTrading 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.