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Heating Oil Trading Margins
(Minimum Exchange Requirements)
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.          
Initial Margin   
The initial margin is the amount of money that needs to be in the account to initiate a trade in the heating oil futures market.        
Heating oil Futures Initial Margin: $11,475        
Maintenance Margin     
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.        


Heating oil Futures Maintenance Margin: $8,500

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