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Glossary Term: MARGIN

Definition(s) for MARGIN:


1. ) A credit-enhancement provision to master agreements and individual transactions in which one counterparty agrees to post a deposit of cash or other liquid financial instruments with the entity selling it a financial instrument that places some obligation

2. ) See Clearing Margin and CustomerMargin.

3. ) The amount paid by the customer when using a broker's credit to buy or sell a security. Under Federal Reserve regulations, the initial margin required since 1934 has ranged from 400f the purchase price up to 100%. Since 1974 the current rate of 50% has been in effect.

4. ) The difference between transactions valued in purchasers' prices and producers' prices.

5. ) See Margin, or margin costs

6. ) an amount the lender adds to an index to determine the interest rate on an adjustable rate mortgage.

7. ) With regard to securities, this term refers to a fractional amount of full value, or the equity outlay (down payment) required for an investment in securities purchased on credit.

8. ) With regard to securities, this term refers to a fractional amount of full value, or the equity outlay (down payment) required for an investment in securities purchased on credit.

9. ) To buy a security by borrowing funds from a brokerage house. The margin requirement - the maximum percentage of the investment that can be loaned by the brokerage firm -- is set by the Federal Reserve Board.

10. ) The number of percentage points the lender adds to the index rate to calculate the ARM interest rate at each adjustment.

11. ) An account with a broker where a client is able to purchase securities on credit after the margin has been deposited.


See Also:
EFFECTIVE MARGIN, GROSS MARGIN, MARGIN LOANS, MARGIN STOCK, NET INTEREST MARGIN, NET MARGIN, AFTER-TAX PROFIT MARGIN, BEFORE-TAX PROFIT MARGIN, BUY ON MARGIN, DOLLAR SAFETY MARGIN, EXCESS MARGIN, FEDERAL MARGIN CALL, INITIAL MARGIN REQUIREMENT, OPERATING PROFIT MARGIN, OPTION MARGIN, ORIGINAL MARGIN, VARIATION MARGIN


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