July 3rd – The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced today that it seeks to align the minimum margin required on security futures with other similar financial products. If the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) votes in favor, it would be a joint proposal of the CFTC and SEC. Should the rule be adopted, it would set the minimum margin requirement for security futures at 15 percent of the current market value of each security future.
The CFTC is set to vote on the proposal July 11, 2019. If the CFTC votes to release the proposal, the public comment period will remain open for 30 days following publication in the Federal Register. Click here to download the SEC press release.