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What Is Maintenance Margin?

Maintenance Margin, also known as Minimum Cash Balance, is the minimum level of cash you need to maintain in your futures trading account in order to stay in a futures position.

Once your cash level drops below the Maintenance Margin level, you will be given a margin call by your broker to top up cash to your account back to the initial margin level, failing which the position will be forcefully closed.

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