Margin Requirements

Trade Futures 4 Less offers low day trade margins to accommodate traders that require high leverage to trade their accounts. 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.

  • ~$990 – US Equity Index
  • ~$500 – FX
  • ~$500 – Interest Rates
  • ~$2,000 – Metals
  • ~$1,500 – Energy
  • ~$1,000 – Grains
  • ~$1,000 – Softs

Initial Margin – set by the respective exchange and represent the amount required to hold a position into the next trading session.

Maintenance Margin – the lowest amount an account can reach before needing to be replenished to hold a position into the next trading session.

Day Trade Margin – the amount required to enter into a position per contract on an intraday basis.

Contact us to learn more about specific day-trading margins.

RithmicCQG, CTS, and Sierra Chart Data Technology offers competitive day trade margins at approximately $500 per contract for some of the most popular and liquid products.  Margins are subject to change.

Traders need to make sure they understand the risk involved in using leverage.

Please note:

Margin Call Fee – $50

Margin Liquidation Fee – $25 per contract

All open positions will be manually liquidated if the account falls below a net liquidity of $500.

Posted margins valid up to 50 contracts. Trading more than 100 contracts requires additional margin.

Repeated violations of margin requirements can result in fees and/or higher day trade margins requirements.

Clients are responsible for monitoring their positions and are still financially responsible for any losses generated by open positions in the account.


The above information was drawn from sources believed to be reliable. Although it is believed that information provided is accurate, no guarantee is made. Trade Futures 4 Less assumes no responsibility for any errors or omissions.