Crude Oil Trading Margins
When trading commodity futures, “margin” is the
amount of money that you need to have in your account to put on a contract. Margin is essentially a performance bond or good
faith money to guarantee against an adverse movement in your position. The levels are set by the exchanges based on
market conditions and can be changed at any time.
The initial margin is the amount of money that needs
to be in the account to initiate a trade in the crude oil futures market.
Oil Futures Initial Margin: $9,113
The maintenance margin is the minimum equity that
must be maintained in the account. If the equity drops below the maintenance margin, a deposit must be made to bring the account
back up to the initial margin.
oil Futures Maintenance Margin: $6,750