Margins Explanation: (Maintenance vs. DayTrade)

Maintenance Margin is set by the exchange. This is the amount required to carry a contract past the daily close.

DayTrade Margin is set by AMP. This is the amount required to enter into a position per contract on an intraday basis. These margins are in effect anytime the market is open, except the last 5 minutes of each trading session. AMP request that you either flatten open positions or meet the exchange required maintenance margin during this time period.

Stock Index  
 
Name Symbol Exchange Maintenance Margin DayTrade Margin
Dow Jones ($5) Mini YM CBOT/Globex $3,550.00 $500.00
CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) VX CFE/CBOE $5,650.00 $2,000.00
E-mini S&P MidCap 400 EMD CME/Globex $6,000.00 $500.00
E-mini S&P 500 Index ES CME/Globex $4,500.00 $400.00
E-micro S&P CNX Nifty 50 Index MNF CME/Globex $500.00 $500.00
NIKKEI 225 NKD CME/Globex $3,900.00 $1,500.00
E-mini NASDAQ 100 Index NQ CME/Globex $4,500.00 $500.00
Russell 2000 Index Mini ($50) RTY CME/Globex $2,750.00 $250.00
STOXX Europe 50 Index FSXP Eurex $2,300.00 $400.00
DAX Index FDAX Eurex $28,000.00 $2,500.00
MINI Dax FDXM Eurex $5,500.00 $500.00
Dow Jones Euro STOXX 50 FESX Eurex $3,050.00 $500.00
STOXX Europe 600 Index FXXP Eurex $1,450.00 $400.00
Mini VSTOXX FVS Eurex $700.00 $250.00
Russell 2000 Index Mini ($50) TY ICE Futures U.S. $2,750.00 $250.00
CAC-40 Index FCE LIFFE $3,500.00 $1,500.00
FTSE 250 Index Y LIFFE $4,770.00 $2,750.00
FTSE 100 Index Z LIFFE $5,225.00 $1,500.00
Mini-Nikkei 225 MJNK Osaka - Japan (JPX) $1,000.00 $500.00
Nikkei 225 (Osaka) JNK Osaka - Japan (JPX) $10,000.00 $5,000.00
TOPIX JTPX Osaka - Japan (JPX) $2,800.00 $1,400.00
Mini TOPIX JMT Osaka - Japan (JPX) $280.00 $140.00
JPX-Nikkei Index 400 J400 Osaka - Japan (JPX) $500.00 $250.00
S&P CNX Nifty Index EN Singapore Exchange (SGX) $2,475.00 $1,000.00
NIKKEI 225 Index NK Singapore Exchange (SGX) $2,700.00 $1,000.00
USD Nikkei 225 Index NU Singapore Exchange (SGX) $2,700.00 $1,500.00
MSCI Taiwan Stock Index TW Singapore Exchange (SGX) $1,000.00 $750.00
SFE SPI 200 AP Sydney Futures Exchange (SFE) $6,300.00 $1,800.00
         
Currencies  
 
Name Symbol Exchange Maintenance Margin DayTrade Margin
Australian Dollar 6A CME/Globex $1,450.00 $500.00
British Pound 6B CME/Globex $2,000.00 $500.00
Canadian Dollar 6C CME/Globex $1,100.00 $500.00
EuroFX 6E CME/Globex $2,100.00 $500.00
Japanese Yen 6J CME/Globex $2,500.00 $500.00
New Zealand Dollar 6N CME/Globex $1,500.00 $500.00
Mexican Peso 6M CME/Globex $1,750.00 $500.00
Swiss Franc 6S CME/Globex $2,700.00 $500.00
E-mini EuroFX E7 CME/Globex $1,050.00 $500.00
E-mini Japanese Yen J7 CME/Globex $1,250.00 $500.00
E-micro AUD/USD M6A CME/Globex $145.00 $100.00
E-micro GBP/USD M6B CME/Globex $200.00 $100.00
E-micro USD/CAD MCD CME/Globex $110.00 $100.00
E-micro EUR/USD M6E CME/Globex $210.00 $100.00
E-micro USD/JPY MJY CME/Globex $250.00 $100.00
E-micro USD/CHF MSF CME/Globex $270.00 $100.00
Dollar Index DX ICE Futures U.S. $1,800.00 $500.00
         
Energies  
 
Name Symbol Exchange Maintenance Margin DayTrade Margin
ICE Brent Crude Oil BRN ICE Europe $2,700.00 $2,000.00
ICE WTI Crude T ICE Europe $3,700.00 $2,000.00
ICE (RBOB) Gasoline N ICE Europe $3,700.00 $2,000.00
Gas Oil GAS ICE Europe $2,700.00 $2,000.00
ICE Heating Oil QHO ICE Europe $3,603.00 $2,000.00
Crude Oil CL NYMEX/Globex (NYMEXG) $2,225.00 $1,000.00
Rbob RB NYMEX/Globex (NYMEXG) $3,800.00 $2,000.00
Heating Oil HO NYMEX/Globex (NYMEXG) $3,250.00 $2,000.00
Natural Gas NG NYMEX/Globex (NYMEXG) $1,800.00 $500.00
E-mini Natural Gas QG NYMEX/Globex (NYMEXG) $437.00 $413.00
E-mini Heating Oil QH NYMEX/Globex (NYMEXG) $1,400.00 $1,000.00
E-mini Crude Light QM NYMEX/Globex (NYMEXG) $1,112.00 $500.00
E-mini Unleaded Gasoline QU NYMEX/Globex (NYMEXG) $1,800.00 $1,000.00
         
Metals  
 
Name Symbol Exchange Maintenance Margin DayTrade Margin
Gold GC COMEX/Globex (COMEXG) $4,900.00 $1,000.00
Copper HG COMEX/Globex (COMEXG) $3,150.00 $1,000.00
E-micro Gold MGC COMEX/Globex (COMEXG) $490.00 $250.00
miNY Copper QC COMEX/Globex (COMEXG) $1,375.00 $500.00
miNY Silver MQI COMEX/Globex (COMEXG) $2,700.00 $2,400.00
miNY Gold MQO COMEX/Globex (COMEXG) $2,450.00 $500.00
Silver SI COMEX/Globex (COMEXG) $5,900.00 $4,800.00
1000 oz Silver SIL COMEX/Globex (COMEXG) $1,125.00 $1,000.00
Mini Silver YI ICE Futures U.S. $1,200.00 $1,120.00
100 oz Gold ZG ICE Futures U.S. $4,400.00 $4,700.00
5000 oz Silver ZI ICE Futures U.S. $6,000.00 $5,600.00
Mini Gold ZYG ICE Futures U.S. $1,450.00 $500.00
Palladium PA NYMEX/Globex (NYMEXG) $12,200.00 $1,000.00
Platinum PL NYMEX/Globex (NYMEXG) $1,750.00 $1,000.00
         
Financials  
 
Name Symbol Exchange Maintenance Margin DayTrade Margin
US 10-Year Interest Rate Swap SR CBOT/Globex $1,750.00 $550.00
Ultra T-Bond UB CBOT/Globex $3,700.00 $2,000.00
US 3-Year US Treasury Notes Z3N CBOT/Globex $700.00 $350.00
US 30-Year Treasury Bond ZB CBOT/Globex $2,700.00 $500.00
US 5-Year Treasury Note ZF CBOT/Globex $750.00 $250.00
US 10-Year Treasury Note ZN CBOT/Globex $1,150.00 $500.00
Fed Funds 30-Day Interest Rate ZQ CBOT/Globex $250.00 $250.00
US 2-Year Treasury Note ZT CBOT/Globex $420.00 $100.00
Eurodollar GE CME/Globex $250.00 $250.00
LIBOR One Month GLB CME/Globex $300.00 $100.00
Euro Bund 10-Year FGBL Eurex $3,150.00 $1,000.00
Euro Bobl 5-Year FGBM Eurex $1,300.00 $500.00
Euro Schatz 2-Year FGBS Eurex $300.00 $175.00
Euro-Buxl FGBX Eurex $6,300.00 $2,000.00
Euro-BTP Futures FBTP Eurex $3,600.00 $1,000.00
Euro-Oat FOAT Eurex $2,800.00 $1,000.00
Short Sterling 3-Month L LIFFE $500.00 $175.00
Long Gilt R LIFFE $1,855.00 $1,000.00
OSE Tokyo 10-Year (BIG) JGB Osaka-Japan (JPX) $7,800.00 $2,600.00
SGX Mini 10-Year JGB JB Singapore Exchange (SGX) $945.00 $500.00
90-Day Bank Accept IR Sydney Futures Exchange (SFE) $675.00 $250.00
ASX 10-Year Aus Treasury Bond XT Sydney Futures Exchange (SFE) $1,890.00 $1,000.00
ASX 3-Year Aus Interest Rate Swap YT Sydney Futures Exchange (SFE) $585.00 $350.00
         
Grains  
 
Name Symbol Exchange Maintenance Margin DayTrade Margin
Mini-Sized Corn XC CBOT/Globex $170.00 $150.00
Mini-Sized Soybeans XK CBOT/Globex $380.00 $300.00
Mini-Sized Wheat XW CBOT/Globex $240.00 $240.00
Corn ZC CBOT/Globex $750.00 $750.00
Ethanol ZE CBOT/Globex $1,800.00 $1,800.00
Soybean Oil ZL CBOT/Globex $725.00 $725.00
Soybean Meal ZM CBOT/Globex $1,600.00 $1,200.00
Oats ZO CBOT/Globex $950.00 $600.00
Rough Rice ZR CBOT/Globex $825.00 $825.00
Soybeans ZS CBOT/Globex $1,900.00 $1,500.00
Wheat ZW CBOT/Globex $1,200.00 $1,200.00
         
Softs  
   
Name Symbol Exchange Maintenance Margin DayTrade Margin
Milk Class III DC CME/Globex $1,100.00 $875.00
Lumber LB CME/Globex $1,400.00 $950.00
Cocoa CC ICE Futures U.S. $1,450.00 $700.00
Cotton CT ICE Futures U.S. $2,000.00 $1,200.00
Coffee KC ICE Futures U.S. $2,700.00 $2,150.00
Orange Juice OJ ICE Futures U.S. $1,600.00 $1,000.00
Sugar #11 SB ICE Futures U.S. $896.00 $775.00
         
Meats  
 
Name Symbol Exchange Maintenance Margin DayTrade Margin
Feeder Cattle GF CME/Globex $2,800.00 $1,225.00
Lean Hogs HE CME/Globex $1,200.00 $850.00
Live Cattle LE CME/Globex $1,500.00 $825.00

Note: DayTrading margins are twice the displayed amount for account balances exceeding $100K.

Disclaimer: The above information was drawn from sources believed to be reliable. Although it is believed that information provided is accurate, no guarantee is made. AMP Global Clearing, LLC assumes no responsibility for any errors or omissions.