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Futures Offer More Margin and Leverage than Stocks

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Different margin requirements for different exchanges

The types of investments traded on exchanges vary widely. For instance, the NYSE and Nasdaq trade stocks, while exchanges like the CME and the CBOT are focused on futures and derivatives trading. 

In the futures markets, margins are generally much lower than RegT, meaning