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What is the initial margin requirement on E-mini S&P 500 futures?

The initial margin requirement on E-mini S&P 500 futures contracts is $5,060 with a maintenance margin of $4,600. The overnight initial minimum is another thing to take into consideration when trading E-minis. This is the amount of money needed to hold your position in the market after close.

What is the difference between E-Mini & Micro E-mini?

Whereas the E-mini S&P 500 has a contract price of $50 times the S&P 500, the micro E-mini's contract price is $5 times the index. An E-mini is an electronically traded futures contract that is a fraction of the value of a standard futures contract. Read about E-mini investing here.

How does E-mini work?

The E-mini is cash-settled to the S&P 500 index on quarterly expirations and settled daily to the standard sized S&P 500 contracts’ counterpart settlement price. A tick is the measurement of upward or downward movement in the price of a security or contracts. A 1-point movement in the S&P 500 index is worth $50 per E-mini contract.

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