We have three different forms of margin for futures trading: initial margin, margin call margin, and maintenance margin.
Initial margin is the amount required to open a futures or futures options position. To open a position in futures or futures options, your buying power needs to be higher than the initial margin requirement.
Margin call margin refers to the amount required when your net liquidation value is below the margin call margin requirement and a margin call is issued. In this case, you must make a deposit or close your positions within 48 hours to make your net liquidation value above the initial margin value. Otherwise, we have the right to liquidate your positions without prior notice.
Maintenance margin is the minimum amount of equity that you must maintain in your account. When your net liquidation value falls below the maintenance margin value, we have the right to liquidate your positions without prior notice.
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