Margins also known as Performance Bonds are deposits required to ensure that a clearing member can cover potential losses with his or her trading positions. Margins / Performance bonds help to ensure that clearing members can meet their obligations to their customers and to CME Clearing. Performance bonds/margins vary according to product and market volatility.
Initial margin requirements for all products are set at 110% of the maintenance rate. For more details, please click here.
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