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.
CME CORE is an interactive margin calculator that enables users to calculate and evaluate initial margin requirements for all CME Group Products, and execute OTC efficiency analysis through additional analytics.
CME Group is the world’s leading derivatives marketplace. The company is comprised of four Designated Contract Markets (DCMs).
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