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 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.  

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Margin Call 

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 Bank may close 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.

Updated 21st June, 2012

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.


Danish banks are required to categorise investment products offered to retail clients depending on the product’s complexity and risk as: green, yellow or red.

Trade responsibly

Losses can exceed deposits on margin products. Please ensure you understand the risks.

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