Futures Margin Trading
Futures contracts are traded on margin enabling clients to leverage a small margin deposit for a much greater market effect.
The Initial margin is the collateral per contract required to open a Futures position.
After opening the Futures position you must maintain the required Maintenance margin in your account at all times.
It is your responsibility to ensure that the required margin collateral, as listed in the Account Summary on the trading platforms, is maintained at all times. If the funds in your account fall below this margin, you will be subject to a margin call where you must either:
- Reduce the size of the open margin positions and/or
- Provide more funds (margin collateral) to the trading account
When the required margin exceeds your margin collateral, you are at risk of a stop-out. In such a circumstance, Saxo Capital Markets is entitled to close ALL your margin positions on your behalf.