margin calls

A margin call occurs if the balance of a commodity trading account has fallen beneath the maintenance margin level established by the futures exchange.  Generally speaking, a margin call doesn't involve a call from a commodity broker.  Instead, a margin call will trigger an email from your futures broker, or it will be displayed on the daily account statement.  Margin calls and often be alleviated through position adjustment (often utilizing commodity options), rather than wiring funds to the trading account. 

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