After the extreme volatility in silver, it comes as no surprise to see the CMEGroup raise margin requirements for trading silver yet again.
Speculators now need to pony up $12,825 to buy or sell a single full sized silver contract - that is up from $11,745. Maintenance margin now rises to $9,500 from $8,700.
Some of what you are witnessing this evening in silver is due to this change being instituted as brokers are calling clients advising them of the coming change at the end of trading tomorrow (Tuesday).
Emini silver and miNY silver futures are also affected by this change.
Hedgers' margin requirements are being increased to $9,500 from $8,700. Wouldn't it be nice to get hedger margins when the truth is that much of what occurs at the Comex is not hedging but is pure speculation on the part of the perma bear firms.
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