CFTC and SEC Propose Changes to Margin Requirements for Security Futures
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission have jointly proposed amendments to the minimum customer margin requirements for security futures contracts.
In 2002, the CFTC and SEC adopted rules establishing margin requirements for unhedged security futures at 20 percent. Under the current proposal, this requirement would be reduced to 15 percent.
Public comments on the proposal are due with 30 days after publication in the Federal Register.
More information is available here.