Margin on Eminis

Discussion in 'Index Futures' started by hardcash, Aug 12, 2002.

  1. a found the following on a german site


    Margins for e-mini Futures will be lowered

    after session on 16.8., effective on 19.8.:


    IM: from 3000$ to 2250$
    MM: from 2400$ to 1800$


    IM: from 3938$ to 3563$
    MM: from 3150$ to 2850$


    so this will differentiate the risk-profile of the both a little bit more :)
  2. wild


  3. That change makes sense to me, given that the indexes have dropped so far this past year. If a stock dropped from 120 to 80, it would take less margin to own it/short it, and yet the futures margin remained the same. I wonder if they will raise the margin once the S&P gets back to 1200+ ? I am assuming it will someday :)