How much free cash, you leave when trading futures?

Discussion in 'Index Futures' started by crgarcia, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. To reduce chances of a maintenance margin call?
  2. My margin/equity ratio is usually 15-17%.
  3. My cash position is always many times my maintenance margin. Sometimes up to a factor of 10.
  4. I'd assume that would depend on your brokers margin requirements. Ie: Interactive Brokers is around $1200 for 1 YM contract but Infinity Brokerage is only around $500.

    Or you could just convert it all to gold coins :)