Infinity Futures

Margins

In futures trading, depending on the capital in your account, traders can obtain lower margin requirements than other types of securities. Because of this traders can have a greater level of 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.

Over Night Margins (or performance bonds) are set by the futures exchange. Initial margin is the amount of money you need to have in your account to establish and HOLD a position past the close of any given daily session. This margin is set by the exchange and can change at any give time.

Contract Specs for CME Group markets can be found at our Resource Center

Day Trade Margins, in many cases, are set by the FCM or brokerage firm. These can be in place for positions that are opened and closed in the SAME trading session. Day trade margins will magnify the risk per capital of a trade.Use day trade margins gingerly and wisely. Day trade margins are also subject to change based on market conditions. Traders experience and account size are also taken into consideration when determining day trading margins.

The following schedule is not appropriate for all traders. Please contact your customer service representative for more information.


Futures Market Symbol Day Trade Margin
Currency Futures
Austrailian Dollar 6A $500
British Pound 6B $500
Canadian Dollar 6C $500
Euro FX 6E $500
Japanese Yen 6J $750
Mexican Peso 6M $1,000
New Zealand Dollar 6N $1,000
Swiss Franc 6S $1,000
Emicro Australian Dollar M6A $100
Emicro British Pound M6B $100
Emicro Euro FX M6E $100
Energy Futures
Brent Crude BZ $1,000
Crude Crude (WTI) CL $1,000
Heating Oil HO $1,000
Emini Crude Oil QM $500
Gasoline RBOB $1,000
Natural Gas NG $1000
Interest Rate Futures
Ultra Bonds UB $1,000
Treasury Bonds ZB $500
Treasury Notes: 10 Year ZN $500
Treasury Notes: 5 Year ZF $400
Bund FGBL €500
Stock Index Futures
EMini S&P ES $500
Emini Mid_Cap S&P EMD $500
Mini NASDAQ NQ $500
Mini Dow YM $500
Mini Russell RTY $500
Dax FDAX €2,500
Mini Dax FEDX €500
EuroStoxx 50 FDX €500
Nikkei 225 NKD $2,000
Metals
Gold GC $1,000
Silver SI $1,500
Copper HG $1,000
Platinum PL $1,000
Emicro Gold Futures MGC $100
Commodity Futures
Feeder Cattle GF $1,500
Lean Hogs HE $1,000
Live Cattle LE $1,000
Corn ZC $750
Soy Bean Oil ZL $750
Soy Meal ZM $1,000
Soybeans ZS $750
Wheat ZW $750