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.
If the funds in your account fall below the Maintenance margin, you will be subject to a margin call to either deposit more funds to cover the positions or close positions. Normally you will be notified through our trading platform and via e-mail. If the margin situation is not remedied, Saxo Capital Markets may close positions on your behalf.
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.
A Future is categorised as a red product as it is considered an investment product with a high complexity and a high risk.
Saxo Capital Markets is required to categorise investment products offered to retail clients depending on the product’s complexity and risk as: green, yellow or red. Please refer to our "Product Risk Categorisation".