Because my trading strategy for ES and YM always involves hedging, my profits and losses usually tend to be very small, unless I ignore my own rules (and then I take a big hit). Those $500 margins at Global Futures would help to increase my trade size with the trading capital that I have. If you are a Global Futures customer, I am interested in hearing about your experience with them. I like the broker that I have right now, but the high margins make it necessary that I trade small lot sizes and also try to go only for the big point moves (rather than more predictable 1-2 point moves). This is not a thread about margins, but about your experience with Global Futures. I'm fully aware of the risks of trading with small margins. Serious replies appreciated.