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What is the minimum amount to open a futures trading account?
We are often asked what is the minimum to open a futures trading account? The simple answer is $750. The more in depth answer depends on the type of trading the clients would like to do and possible margin implications/ factors.
$750 will allow you to open a futures trading account where you can trade MICROS
To day-trade other futures, our minimum account funding is $2500.
If you are looking to swing trade or carry positions for longer term trades, you need to be aware of the overnight margins for different contracts and we usually like to see you start with $5,000
If you are looking to sell options and collect premium*, we normally like to see at least $10,000 minimum funding.
The bottom line is that the trading capital you will use needs to be pure risk capital, something you will be comfortable with and our licensed brokers will be happy to provide feedback, answer questions
and much more.
*Cannon offers SPAN margins for options sellers.
Many brokers will restrict or increase the margins required for options sellers, traders who like to “collect premium” but here at cannon we can find you the best set up utilizing the multiple clearing arrangements we have with more than a few FCMs.
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