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CBOT & NYMEX Margin Changes

By: CBOT & NYMEX



-- Posted 18 August, 2006 | |

Effective Close of Business August 21, 2006

I.  Changes to Margins on CBOT Futures

Outright Margins

From

To

Initial/Maintenance/Hedge

Initial/Maintenance/Hedge

Silver
$7,020/5,200/$5,200
$5,400/$4000/$4000
Mini-sized Silver
$1,404/$1,040/$1,040
$1,080/$800/$800
Corn
$540/$400/$400
$608/$450/$450
Mini-sized Corn
$108/$80/$80
$122/$90/$90
Soybean Meal
$810/$600/$600
$675/$500/$500
Treasury Bonds
$1,350/$1,000/$1,000
$1,215/$900/$900
10 Yr. Notes
$878/$650/$650
$810/$600/$600

NYMEX to Change Margins for Silver, Copper Futures Contracts
NEW YORK, N.Y., August 15, 2006 The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. today announced margin changes for its silver and copper futures contracts, beginning at the close of business tomorrow.

Margins for the silver futures contract will decrease to $4,000 from $4,500 for clearing and non-clearing members and to $5,400 from $6,075 for customers.

Margins for the copper futures contract will decrease to $7,000 from $9,000 for clearing and non-clearing members and to $9,450 from $12,150 for customers.
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-- Posted 18 August, 2006 | |



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