Futures Margin Rates

Due to market volatility, margin rates are subject to change at any time and posted rates may not reflect real-time margin requirements. Information furnished is taken from sources TradeStation believes are accurate. TradeStation is not responsible for any errors or omissions. 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.

Description Symbol Root Initial Margin Maint. Margin Day Trading Rate
Indexes
E-MINI S&P 500 ES $13,200 $12,000 50% of initial
E-MINI MIDCAP 400 EMD $18,700 $17,000 NONE
E-MINI NASDAQ 100 NQ $16,500 $15,000 50% of initial
MINI RUSSELL 2000 (CME) RTY $7,810 $7,100 50% of initial
MINI DOW JONES ($5) YM $13,200 $12,000 50% of initial
Micro ES MES $1,320 $1,200 50% of initial
Micro NQ MNQ $1,650 $1,500 50% of initial
Micro Russell M2K $781 $710 50% of initial
Micro YM MYM $1,320 $1,200 50% of initial
NIKKEI ($ BASED) (CME) NK $9,900 $9,000 NONE
VIX VX $13,750 $12,500 NONE
CME Bitcoin Futures BTC $12,461 $11,328 NONE
Bakkt Bitcoin Monthly Futures Contract BTM $3,080 $2,800 NONE
Eurex
DAX FDAX €22,625 €22,625 NONE
MINI-DAX FDXM €4,526 €4,526 NONE
DJ STOXX 50 INDEX FESX €2,436 €2,436 NONE
DJ STOXX 600 BANKS FSTB €950 €950 NONE
DJ STOXX 600 INDST G&S FSTG €2,124 €2,124 NONE
EURO-SCHATZ FGBS €242 €242 NONE
EURO-BOBL FGBM €963 €963 NONE
EURO-BUND FGBL €2,528 €2,528 NONE
EURO-OAT FOAT €2,200 €2,200 NONE
EURO-BUXL FGBX €5,399 €5,399 NONE
DJ STOXX 600 UTILITY FSTU €898 €898 NONE
EURONEXT LIFFE
FTSE 100 INDEX FUTURES LZ £2,353 £2,353 NONE
THREE MONTH EURO (EURIBOR) INTEREST RATE FUTURES LT2 €300 €300 NONE
THREE MONTH STERLING (SHORT STERLING) INTEREST RATE FUTURES LL £285 £285 NONE
THREE MONTH EURO SWISS FRANC INTEREST RATE FUTURES LF2 CHF 825 CHF 825 NONE
LONG GILT FUTURES LJ £2,100 £2,100 NONE
MEDIUM GILT FUTURES H £1,050 £1,050 NONE
SHORT GILT FUTURES G £640 £640 NONE
LONDON COCOA FUTURES CC3 £940 £940 NONE
LONDON ROBUSTA COFFEE FUTURES RC $840 $840 NONE
CURRENCIES (CME)
AUSTRALIAN DLR. AD $1,980 $1,800 NONE
BRITISH POUND BP $2,970 $2,700 NONE
CANADIAN DLR. CD $1,705 $1,550 NONE
EURO CURRENCY EC $2,365 $2,150 NONE
JAPANESE YEN JY $4,400 $4,000 NONE
MEXICAN PESO MP1 $2,090 $1,900 NONE
NEW ZEALAND DLR. NE1 $1,650 $1,500 NONE
SWISS FRANC SF $4,950 $4,500 NONE
DOLLAR INDEX (ICE) DX $2,750 $2,500 NONE
MINI EURO E7 $1,183 $1,075 NONE
MINI YEN J7 $2,200 $2,000 NONE
E-MICRO AUD/USD M6A $198 $180 NONE
E-MICRO GBP/USD M6B $297 $270 NONE
E-MICRO EUR/USD M6E $237 $215 NONE
INTEREST RATES (CBOT)
30-YR T-BOND US $7,150 $6,500 NONE
Ultra 30-YR T-BOND UB $15,400 $14,000 NONE
10-YR T-NOTE TY $2,035 $1,850 NONE
Ultra 10-YR NOTE TEN $3,905 $3,550 NONE
5-YR T-NOTE FV $1,018 $925 NONE
2-YR T-NOTE TU $798 $725 NONE
EURODOLLAR (CME) ED $523 $475 NONE
METALS
GOLD (COMEX) GC $9,185 $8,350 NONE
SILVER (COMEX) SI $9,900 $9,000 NONE
COPPER (COMEX) HG $4,125 $3,750 NONE
PALLADIUM (NYMEX) PA $48,400 $44,000 NONE
PLATINUM (NYMEX) PL $4,950 $4,500 NONE
MICRO GOLD (COMEX) MGC $919 $835 NONE
MINI GOLD (ICE) YG $2,793 $2,539 NONE
MINI SILVER (ICE) YI $1,352 $1,229 NONE
ENERGIES
CRUDE OIL (NYMEX) CL $6,160 $5,600 200% of initial
NATURAL GAS (NYMEX) NG $1,595 $1,450 NONE
HEATING OIL (NYMEX) HO $5,060 $4,679 NONE
RBOB GASOLINE (NYMEX) RB $7,810 $7,100 NONE
BRENT CRUDE OIL (ICE) BRN $5,684 $5,167 NONE
LOW SULPHUR GASOIL (ICE) ULS $3,634 $3,300 NONE
E-MINY CRUDE OIL (NYMEX) QM $3,080 $2,800 200% of initial
E-MINY NATURAL GAS (NYMEX) QN $399 $363 NONE
E-MINY HEATING OIL (NYMEX) QH $2,530 $2,300 NONE
E-MINY RBOB GASOLINE (NYMEX) QU $3,905 $3,350 NONE
AGRICULTURE (CBOT)
WHEAT W $1,568 $1,425 NONE
HARD RD WINTER WHEAT KW $1,595 $1,450 NONE
CORN C $1,100 $1,000 NONE
OATS O $715 $650 NONE
SOYBEANS S $1,815 $1,650 NONE
SOYBEAN OIL BO $935 $850 NONE
SOYBEAN MEAL SM $1,375 $1,250 NONE
ROUGH RICE RR $990 $900 NONE
MILK (CME) DA $682 $620 NONE
BUTTER (CME) CB $660 $600 NONE
MINI WHEAT YW $314 $285 NONE
MINI CORN YC $220 $200 NONE
MINI SOYBEANS YK $363 $330 NONE
MEATS (CME)
LEAN HOGS LH $2,750 $2,500 NONE
LIVE CATTLE LC $2,365 $2,150 NONE
FEEDER CATTLE FC $4,455 $4,075 NONE
SOFTS (ICE)
COFFEE KC $4,455 $4,050 NONE
COTTON CT $2,915 $2,650 NONE
FROZEN OJ OJ $1,386 $1,260 NONE
COCOA CC $2,090 $1,900 NONE
SUGAR #11 SB $1,074 $952 NONE
OTHER
LUMBER (CME) LB $3,850 $3,500 NONE
Additional Notes for Clients Using the Reduced Intraday Margin Rate

The day trade rate is valid from 8:00 a.m. until 3 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, for U.S. Equity Index Futures. 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 $13,200. The day trade rate would be one half, $6,600. A stop risking no more than half (in dollar terms) would risk approximately $3,300. This equates to about 66 points, or 66 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.

SPAN margins may be applied. Margins required may vary from the published rates.

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.

Futures’ trading is not suitable for all investors and involves the risk of loss. The risk of loss in futures can be substantial. You should, therefore, carefully consider whether such trading is suitable for your financial condition. No statement within this webpage should be construed as a recommendation to buy or sell a futures contract or as investment advice.

The regular risks associated with trading commodity futures contracts also apply to the trading of Bitcoin futures. These risks can be viewed at the following link: https://www.tradestation.com/important-information/. Customers choosing to trade Bitcoin futures should consider additional significant risks including, but not limited to: (a) Bitcoin futures contracts have  a limited history of trading on  U.S.-regulated futures exchanges ; (b) The price of the underlying Bitcoin and the indexes on which the futures contracts are based are highly volatile and unpredictable based on many factors; (c) Since a limited number of futures commissions merchants may offer trading in the Bitcoin futures contracts, there might be limited volume that might impact market efficiencies and price movements; and (d) The risk of loss can be substantial and could result in a customer losing more than the initial or maintenance margin requirement.  As such, each customer should conduct his or her own due diligence prior to make a decision to trade in these products.  See the link below from the National Futures Association for more information.

https://www.nfa.futures.org/investors/investor-advisory.html

Additionally, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) has made available a Virtual Currency Resource Web Page designed to educate and inform the public about this topic and its risks.  See the link below for further information from the CFTC.

http://www.cftc.gov/bitcoin/index.html