Intraday Margins

Intraday Margins

Our Day Trading margin is set to 50% of the exchange Initial Margin by default. In order to calculate this, please visit our Margin page, and divide the Initial Margin shown by 2: https://edgeclear.com/contract-specifications/

Lower margins are available upon request, if you need lower margins please contact your broker to discuss your trading objectives.  
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NOTE: Futures are highly leveraged products, even without a broker margin reduction.  Lower margins can act as a double edged sword, magnifying both gains and losses on your position. Before requesting a reduced margin, it is important to consider the risks involved with an increased position size relative to your account value. 

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