Futures Margin Trading
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 margins listed in Online contracts specification are the collateral per contract that clients must have in their account to open a position.
You must maintain the Maintenance Margin listed per contract 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.
Trading risks are magnified by leverage – losses can exceed your deposits. Trade only after you have acknowledged and accepted the risks. You should carefully consider whether trading in leveraged products is appropriate for you based on your financial circumstances. Please consider our Risk Warning and General Business Terms before trading with us.
Futures Risk Warning
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".