There is a substantial risk of loss in trading commodity futures and options on futures. Only risk capital should be used when trading futures or options. Investors could lose more than their initial investment. The lower the Day Trade Margin the higher the leverage and riskier the trade. Leverage can work for you as well as against you, it magnifies gains as well as losses. You should consider carefully whether futures or options are appropriate to your financial situation.  Past performance is not indicative of future results. If the market moves against your position or margin levels are increased, you may be called upon to pay substantial additional funds on short notice to maintain your position. If you fail to comply with a request for additional funds within the time prescribed, your position may be liquidated at a loss and you will be liable for any resulting deficit.