Futures - Margins

Trading on Margin

Futures contracts are traded on margin enabling clients to leverage a small margin deposit for a much greater market effect.

Initial and Maintenance Margin

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.  

See all / Initial and Maintenance Margin

Margin Call 

 

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. 

 

 

Risk Warning

Margin Trading carries a high level of risk to your capital with the possibility of losing more than your initial investment and may not be suitable for all investors. 

Ensure you fully understand the risks involved and seek independent advice if necessary. 

See our Risk Warning.

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