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Glossary Term: VARIATION MARGIN

Definition(s) for VARIATION MARGIN:


1. ) An additional required deposit to bring an investor's equity account up to the margin level when the balance falls below the maintenance margin requirement. Cash kept on hand in a depository institution's vault to meet day-to-day business needs, such as cashing checks for customers; can be counted as a portion of the institution's required reserves.

2. ) During periods of great market volatilityor in the case of high-risk accounts, additional margin deposited by aclearing member firm to an exchange clearinghouse



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