How much capital do I need to fund a futures account?

Discussion in 'Retail Brokers' started by billyboy77, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. I mostly trade US treasury yield curve spreads (fits, nobs, etc). I would lease an AM seat at the CBOT. Anyone have an idea as to what a place like advantage or Crossland would require in my account if I wanted to trade as many as 180 fits or 100 nobs intraday? I wouldn't be carrying positions overnight. Thanks for any help.
  2. Give them a call. Usually you can trade up to 4 times or more of the maintenance margin with these firms.
  3. emg


    $500K is recommend to open a future account. But, must recommend to open a future account is $5 million.

    If u don't have that kind of risk capital, i wish u luck on your very long journey to become a successful trader

    Good Luck
  4. ocean5


    500K is good,but I'd say 250K-300K not!