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 unleaded gas futures market.
Unleaded gas Futures Initial Margin: $10,800
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.
Unleaded gas Futures Maintenance