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Is margin variable according to price, and why?

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Is margin variable according to price, and why?


GFIs1 View Post
As we see price nearing last ATH in the DAX - a new might be at the
front door soon.

For sure the 127xx level is history for next days.

132xx - we are coming

Means again HIGHER margins on the futures - oops!

GFIs1

This post by GFIs1 caught my attention.

Although I noticed that margins did not appear set in stone, I did not know that they can vary according to price.

If I read the post correctly, margin increases with the price rising, and viceversa.


Question 1: why?

Question 2: does it apply to all futures instruments (presumably so)?

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