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Order Desk Updates

If you are a NinjaTrader Brokerage client, please reference this page for the most recent status updates from the Order Desk.

Current Margins for E-mini S&P: MES $50 & ES $500

Please be aware that margins are always subject to change during periods of extreme market volatility. Decisions will be made in real-time to manage margins based on current conditions.

Margin Update for CME Products

November 6, 2020

All intraday margin requirements are currently set to standard rates which can be viewed here.

It is important to use proper risk management when trading during volatile market conditions. As always, only risk management capital should be used for trading.

US Election Margin Update Effective November 1st

October 28, 2020

Due to the risk of potentially significant market swings surrounding the US presidential election, the following temporary updates will be made to required margin levels next week:

  • Effective Sunday, November 1st, initial exchange margin be required during US extended trading hours (5:00 pm CT to 8:30 am CT). View initial margins here.
  • During regular trading hours (8:30 am CT to 3:15 pm CT), intraday margins will be increased 2X. View standard margins here.

Additionally, if a market reaches the maximum price range permitted by the exchange during regular trading hours, margins will immediately be increased to initial exchange margin for the remainder of the session.

We expect to return to our standard margin schedule for the Monday, November 9th market open although margins are always subject to change during periods of extreme market volatility. For the latest updates, please continue to check this page as it will reflect the current status of available margin based on any temporary changes we have elected to make.

As always, it is important to use proper risk management when trading during volatile market conditions and only risk management capital should be used for trading.