General Questions

What is the difference between Securities Margin and Commodities Margin?

For securities, margin is the amount of cash a client borrows against marginable securities in the account. For commodities including futures, single-stock futures and futures options, margin is the amount of cash a client must put up as collateral to support an open futures contract in the account.

For additional information, please visit MEXEM's Margin Trading web page, the MEXEM Knowledge Base, or our Margin Education web page.

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