Margin Rates

Please find below a table showing the exchange minimum overnight margin rates for contracts clients trade the most actively through our clearing firm, Vision Financial Markets LLC. The information provided for overnight margins is based on exchange minimum margins. Intraday margins for day trading can be substantially lower than the overnight rates. Be advised that day trading may lend itself to more frequent trading which could potentially result in increased commission costs.

Intraday Margin / Buying Power

Intraday margin, or day trading buying power, is determined by Vision Financial Markets at its discretion. It is based upon many factors including market volatility, open interest, customer credit profile and the level of funding in the specific customer's account. To inquire regarding the intraday rates for specific contracts and/or to inquire about the overnight rates for contracts beyond the forty listed below, please contact us.

Most Popular Contracts Traded By Clients

Chicago Mercantile Exchange
 
Margin/Performance Bonds
Contract Symbol Initial Maintenance
E-mini S&P 500 ES $4,758 $4,325
E-mini Nasdaq- 100 NQ $3,245 $2,950
E-mini S&P Midcap 400 ME $7,700 $7,000
S&P 500 SP $23,788 $21,625
Eurodollar GE $880 $800
Australian Dollar 6A $2,035 $1,850
British Pound 6B $1,650 $1,500
Canadian Dollar 6C $1,265 $1,150
Japanese Yen 6J $3,465 $3,150
Mexican Peso 6M $1,980 $1,800
Swiss Franc 6S $2,530 $2,300
Euro FX 6E $2,475 $2,250
E-mini Euro FX E7 $1,238 $1,125
E-Livestock Live Cattle LE $1,013 $750
Lean Hog HE $1,620 $1,200
E-Micro AUD/USD M6A $204 $185
E-Micro GBP/USD M6B $165 $150
E-Micro USD/CAD M6C CA$187 CA$170
E-Micro EUR/USD M6E $248 $225
E-Micro USD/JPY M6J ¥16,500 ¥15,000
E-Micro USD/CHF M6S SF363 SF330
Chicago Board of Trade
 
Margin/Performance Bonds
Contract Symbol Initial Maintenance
Mini-sized Dow Futures ($5) YM $3,575 $3,250
30 Year US Treasury Bond Futures ZB $2,310 $2,100
10 Year US Treasury Note Futures ZN $1,430 $1,300
5 Year US Treasury Note Futures ZF $990 $900
2 Year US Treasury Note Futures ZT $341 $310
Wheat Futures ZW $2,228 $1,650
Corn Futures ZC $2,363 $1,750
Soybean Futures ZS $3,375 $2,500
Soybean Oil Futures ZL $1,823 $1,350
Soybean Meal Futures ZM $2,700 $2,000
Mini Wheat Futures XW $378 $280
Mini Corn Futures XC $473 $350
Mini Soybean Futures XK $675 $500
New York Mercantile Exchange/COMEX
 
Margin/Performance Bonds
Contract Symbol Initial Maintenance
COMEX Gold Futures (100 oz) GC $7,150 $6,500
COMEX Silver Futures (5,000 oz) SI $9,900 $9,000
COMEX Copper Futures HG $3,300 $3,000
NYMEX Palladium PA $4,125 $3,750
NYMEX Platinum PL $2,750 $2,500
NYMEX Natural Gas NG $3,300 $3,000
Light Sweet Crude Oil CL $3,190 $2,900
Heating Oil HO $4,015 $3,650
New York Harbor RBOB Gasoline RB $4,400 $4,000
NYMEX miNY Natural Gas QG $825 $750
NYMEX miNY WTI Crude Oil QM $1,595 $1,450
Intercontinental Exchange Futures U.S. (ICE)
 
Margin/Performance Bonds
Contract Symbol Initial Maintenance
Russell 2000 Mini Index Futures TF $5,610 $5,100
U.S. Dollar Index Futures DX $1,045 $950
Cocoa Futures CC $1,100 $1,000
Coffee "C" Futures KC $8,030 $7,300
Cotton No. 2 Futures CT $1,925 $1,750
FCOJ-A Futures OJ $1,375 $1,250
Sugar No. 11 Futures SB $935 $935
NYSE Liffe U.S.
 
Margin/Performance Bonds
Contract Symbol Initial Maintenance
100 oz Gold Futures ZG $7,150 $6,500
5,000 oz Silver Futures ZI $10,010 $9,100
mini-sized Gold Futures (33.2 oz) YG $2,374 $2,158
mini-sized Silver Futures (1,000 oz) YI $2,035 $1,850
CBOE Futures Exchange
 
Margin/Performance Bonds
Contract Symbol Initial Maintenance
CBOE Volatility Index VX $5,016 $4,560
ONE Chicago
 
Margin/Performance Bonds
Contract Symbol Initial Maintenance
Single Stock Futures   20% of the underlying value of the contract
As of April 16, 2014

 

  • You can lose more funds than you deposit in a margin account;
  • You are not entitled to choose which securities or other assets in your account(s) are liquidated or sold to meet a margin call;
  • Vision can increase its "house" maintenance margin requirements at any time and is not required to provide you advance written notice; and
  • You are not entitled to an extension of time on a margin call.

The content of this Web page is for informational purposes only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of this data. For current margin rates, please visit the exchanges’ Web sites, CME Group, ICE Futures U.S., NYSE Liffe U.S., CBOE Futures, OneChicago.