Day Trade Margins
In futures trading, 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. Day trade margins are also subject to change based on market conditions. The following schedule is not appropriate for all traders.