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 Global. 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 Gobal request that you either flatten open positions or meet the exchange required maintenance margin during this time period.

Micro E-mini Futures  
 
Name Symbol Exchange Maintenance DayTrade
Micro E-mini S&P 500 MES CME/Globex $1,150.00 $40.00
Micro E-mini Nasdaq-100 MNQ CME/Globex $1,700.00 $100.00
Micro E-mini Dow MYM CBOT/Globex $900.00 $50.00
Micro E-mini Russell 2000 M2K CME/Globex $650.00 $50.00
Micro DAX FDXS Eurex $1,442.00 $100.00
Micro STOXX FSXE Eurex $354.00 $50.00


Stock Index
 
 
Name Symbol Exchange Maintenance DayTrade
Dow Jones ($5) Mini YM CBOT/Globex $9,000.00 $500.00
CBOE Volatility Index (VX) VX CFE/CBOE (Front Month) $13,750.00 $13,750.00
Mini CBOE Volatility Index (VXM) VXM CFE/CBOE (Front Month) $1,375.00 $1,375.00
E-mini S&P MidCap 400 EMD CME/Globex $13,500.00 $3,375.00
E-mini S&P 500 Index ES CME/Globex $11,500.00 $400.00
NIKKEI 225 NKD CME/Globex $7,500.00 $1,875.00
E-mini NASDAQ 100 Index NQ CME/Globex $17,000.00 $1,000.00
Russell 2000 Index Mini ($50) RTY CME/Globex $6,500.00 $500.00
STOXX Europe 50 Index FSTX Eurex $2,990.00 $747.50
DAX Index FDAX Eurex $36,060.00 $2,500.00
MINI Dax FDXM Eurex $7,212.00 $500.00
Dow Jones Euro STOXX 50 FESX Eurex $3,545.00 $250.00
STOXX Europe 600 Index FXXP Eurex $1,938.00 $484.50
EURO STOXX Banks FESB Eurex $660.00 $165.00
Mini VSTOXX FVS Eurex $546.00 $136.50
FTSE 250 Index Y ICE Europe - Financials $4,770.00 $1,192.50
FTSE 100 Index Z ICE Europe - Financials $5,225.00 $1,306.25
Mini-Nikkei 225 (Osaka) MJNK Osaka - Japan (JPX) $960.00 $240.00
Nikkei 225 (Osaka) JNK Osaka - Japan (JPX) $9,600.00 $2,400.00
TOPIX JTPX Osaka - Japan (JPX) $7,250.00 $1,812.50
Mini TOPIX JMT Osaka - Japan (JPX) $725.00 $181.25
JPX-Nikkei Index 400 J400 Osaka - Japan (JPX) $500.00 $125.00
S&P CNX Nifty Index EN Singapore Exchange (SGX) $2,475.00 $618.75
NIKKEI 225 Index NK Singapore Exchange (SGX) $2,700.00 $675.00
Mini Nikkei 225 Index (SGX) NS Singapore Exchange (SGX) $350.00 $87.50
USD Nikkei 225 Index NU Singapore Exchange (SGX) $2,700.00 $675.00
MSCI Taiwan Stock Index TW Singapore Exchange (SGX) $1,000.00 $250.00
SFE SPI 200 AP Sydney Futures Exchange (SFE) $10,183.00 $2,545.75
Hang Seng Index HSI Hong Kong (HKEX) $13,390.00 $3,347.50
Mini Hang Seng Index MHI Hong Kong (HKEX) $2,677.00 $669.25
Hang Seng China Ent. Index HHI Hong Kong (HKEX) $5,255.00 $1,313.75
Mini Hang-Seng China Ent. IDX MCH Hong Kong (HKEX) $1,050.00 $262.50
         
Currencies  
 
Name Symbol Exchange Maintenance DayTrade
Australian Dollar 6A CME/Globex $1,600.00 $400.00
British Pound 6B CME/Globex $2,150.00 $537.50
Canadian Dollar 6C CME/Globex $1,480.00 $370.00
Euro FX 6E CME/Globex $2,200.00 $550.00
Japanese Yen 6J CME/Globex $1,900.00 $475.00
New Zealand Dollar 6N CME/Globex $1,900.00 $475.00
Swiss Franc 6S CME/Globex $3,300.00 $825.00
E-mini Euro FX E7 CME/Globex $1,100.00 $275.00
E-mini Japanese Yen J7 CME/Globex $950.00 $237.50
Micro AUD/USD M6A CME/Globex $160.00 $40.00
Micro GBP/USD M6B CME/Globex $215.00 $53.75
Micro CAD/USD MCD CME/Globex $148.00 $37.00
Micro EUR/USD M6E CME/Globex $220.00 $55.00
Micro JPY/USD MJY CME/Globex $190.00 $47.50
Micro CHF/USD MSF CME/Globex $330.00 $82.50
Dollar Index DX ICE Futures U.S. $1,900.00 $475.00
         
Energies  
 
Name Symbol Exchange Maintenance DayTrade
ICE Brent Crude Oil BRN ICE Europe - Commodities $5,490.00 $1,372.50
ICE WTI Crude T ICE Europe - Commodities $8,460.00 $2,115.500
ICE (RBOB) Gasoline N ICE Europe - Commodities $9,471.00 $2,367.75
Gas Oil GAS ICE Europe - Commodities $3,714.00 $928.50
ICE Heating Oil QHO ICE Europe - Commodities $5,867.00 $1,466.75
Crude Oil CL NYMEX/Globex $5,100.00 $1,000.00
Micro Crude Oil MCL NYMEX/Globex $510.00 $100.00
Rbob RB NYMEX/Globex $5,350.00 $1,337.50
Heating Oil HO NYMEX/Globex $5,550.00 $1,387.50
Natural Gas NG NYMEX/Globex $6,400.00 $1,600.00
E-mini Natural Gas QG NYMEX/Globex $1,600.00 $400.00
E-mini Crude Light QM NYMEX/Globex $2,550.00 $637.50
         
Metals  
 
Name Symbol Exchange Maintenance DayTrade
Gold GC COMEX/Globex (COMEXG) $7,500.00 $1,875.00
Copper HG COMEX/Globex (COMEXG) $6,000.00 $1,500.00
E-micro Gold MGC COMEX/Globex (COMEXG) $750.00 $187.50
miNY Copper MQC COMEX/Globex (COMEXG) $3,000.00 $750.00
miNY Silver QI COMEX/Globex (COMEXG) $6,250.00 $6,250.00
miNY Gold QO COMEX/Globex (COMEXG) $3,750.00 $937.50
Silver SI COMEX/Globex (COMEXG) $12,500.00 $12,500.00
E-micro Silver SIL COMEX/Globex (COMEXG) $2,500.00 $2,500.00
Mini Silver YI ICE Futures U.S. $2,455.00 $2,455.00
100 oz Gold ZG ICE Futures U.S. $5,882.00 $1,470.50
5000 oz Silver ZI ICE Futures U.S. $12,279.00 $12,279.00
Mini Gold ZYG ICE Futures U.S. $1,891.00 $472.75
Platinum PL NYMEX/Globex $3,600.00 $3,600.00
         
Financials  
 
Name Symbol Exchange Maintenance DayTrade
Ultra T-Bond UB CBOT/Globex $6,500.00 $1,625.00
Ultra 10-Year TN CBOT/Globex $2,200.00 $550.00
US 3-Year US Treasury Notes Z3N CBOT/Globex $550.00 $137.50
US 30-Year Treasury Bond ZB CBOT/Globex $3,500.00 $875.00
Micro 30-Year Yield 30YY CBOT/Globex $200.00 $50.00
US 5-Year Treasury Note ZF CBOT/Globex $725.00 $181.25
Micro 5-Year Yield 5YY CBOT/Globex $140.00 $35.00
US 10-Year Treasury Note ZN CBOT/Globex $1,400.00 $350.00
Micro 10-Year Yield 10YY CBOT/Globex $175.00 $43.75
Fed Funds 30-Day Interest Rate ZQ CBOT/Globex $195.00 $48.75
US 2-Year Treasury Note ZT CBOT/Globex $310.00 $77.50
Micro 2-Year Yield 2YY CBOT/Globex $120.00 $30.00
Eurodollar GE CME/Globex $160.00 $40.00
Euro Bund 10-Year FGBL Eurex $2,835.00 $708.75
Euro Bobl 5-Year FGBM Eurex $1,146.00 $286.50
Euro Schatz 2-Year FGBS Eurex $301.00 $75.25
Euro-Buxl FGBX Eurex $7,617.00 $1,904.25
Long-Term Euro-BTP FBTP Eurex $3,716.00 $929.00
Short-Term Euro-BTP FBTS Eurex $1,533.00 $383.00
Euro-Oat FOAT Eurex $2,600.00 $650.00
Short Sterling 3-Month L ICE Europe - Financials $175.00 $43.75
Long Gilt R ICE Europe - Financials $2,180.00 $545.00
OSE Tokyo 10-Year (BIG) JGB Osaka - Japan (JPX) $8,500.00 $2,125.00
SGX Mini 10-Year JGB JB Singapore Exchange (SGX) $945.00 $236.25
90-Day Bank Accept IR Sydney Futures Exchange (SFE) $500.00 $125.00
ASX 10-Year Aus Treasury Bond XT Sydney Futures Exchange (SFE) $2,900.00 $725.00
ASX 3-Year Aus Interest Rate Swap YT Sydney Futures Exchange (SFE) $750.00 $187.50
         
Grains  
 
Name Symbol Exchange Maintenance DayTrade
Mini-Sized Corn XC CBOT/Globex $305.00 $305.00
Mini-Sized Soybeans XK CBOT/Globex $620.00 $620.00
Mini-Sized Wheat XW CBOT/Globex $375.00 $375.00
Corn ZC CBOT/Globex $1,525.00 $1,525.00
Ethanol ZE CBOT/Globex $4,300.00 $4,300.00
Soybean Oil ZL CBOT/Globex $1,550.00 $1,550.00
Soybean Meal ZM CBOT/Globex $2,100.00 $2,100.00
Oats ZO CBOT/Globex $1,425.00 $1,425.00
Rough Rice ZR CBOT/Globex $900.00 $900.00
Soybeans ZS CBOT/Globex $3,100.00 $3,100.00
Wheat ZW CBOT/Globex $1,875.00 $1,875.00
         
Softs  
   
Name Symbol Exchange Maintenance DayTrade
Milk Class III DC CME/Globex $2,200.00 $2,200.00
Lumber LB CME/Globex $7,000.00 $7,000.00
Cocoa CC ICE Futures U.S. $1,900.00 $1,900.00
Cotton CT ICE Futures U.S. $2,650.00 $2,650.00
Coffee KC ICE Futures U.S. $9,000.00 $9,000.00
Orange Juice OJ ICE Futures U.S. $1,260.00 $1,260.00
Sugar #11 SB ICE Futures U.S. $1,344.00 $1,344.00
         
Meats  
 
Name Symbol Exchange Maintenance DayTrade
Feeder Cattle GF CME/Globex $2,900.00 $2,900.00
Lean Hogs HE CME/Globex $1,900.00 $1,900.00
Live Cattle LE CME/Globex $1,600.00 $1,600.00

Note: DayTrading margins are twice the displayed amount for account balances exceeding $100K.
Based on all risk factors, Top Level Risk Limits such as Max. Contract Size, may be applied when deemed necessary.

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.