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  Margin Trading: What Is Buying On Margin?
The margin account may be part of your standard account opening agreement or may be a completely separate agreement.
This deposit is known as the minimum margin.
Second, there is also a restriction called the maintenance margin, which is the minimum account balance you must maintain before your broker will force you to deposit more funds or sell stock to pay down your loan.
www.investopedia.com /university/margin/margin1.asp   (602 words)

  Margin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In finance, a margin is the cash or collateral that a holder of a position in securities or in exchange traded derivatives is required to post to cover potential adverse movements in the value of the position.
In Medicine, the tissue margins are the edges of an excision (or resection) surgical specimen.
The margins are examined by a pathologist to evaluate the likelihood that the disease (for example, a cancer) has been completely removed.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Margin   (462 words)

 Margin (finance) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In finance, a margin is collateral that the holder of a position in securities, options or futures contracts has to deposit to cover the credit risk of his counterparty.
Margin buying is buying securities with some of one's own cash together with cash borrowed from a broker.
Return on margin (ROM) is often used to judge performance because it represents the net gain or net loss compared to the exchange's perceived risk as reflected in required margin.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Margin_(finance)   (1316 words)

Margin also subjects the investor to a number of unique risks such as interest payments for use of the borrowed money.
Gross profit margin (which is the difference between revenue and expenses) is one measure of a company's performance.
Margin Trading - Find out what margin is, how margin calls work, the advantages of leverage and why using margin can be risky.
www.investopedia.com /terms/m/margin.asp   (417 words)

 USATODAY.com - Margin calls, sellouts anger some investors   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Margin calls are up fairly significantly since the downturn began last fall, says Daniel Hubbard, a spokesman at Charles Schwab.
At Schwab, for example, margin debt is down 40% from a year ago as investors pare their debt during the market downturn.
They expect to be given ample time to cover a margin call and are shocked to learn that the broker can liquidate stocks in their portfolio without notice.
www.usatoday.com /money/markets/2001-04-11-margins.htm   (541 words)

 People's Securities - Investments - Margin FAQ's
Borrowing funds from your margin account is a convenient way to obtain short-term cash, but you should be aware of the risks involved.
Borrowing on margin is not for everyone and you should give careful consideration to your personal investment objectives, your financial situation, and your tolerance for risk.
As is true with all investors, those who use margin should keep a watchful eye on the value of their portfolios.
www.peoples.com /im/cda/multi_elements/1,,12448,00.html   (1488 words)

If your margined stock falls in price after you buy it, however, you have double trouble: a swooning stock, interest charges and, if you are truly unlucky, that most-dreaded of investment events, a margin call that might force you to cough up more money.
Initial margin requirements have remained at a constant 50% from 1974 to the present.
Once you have bought stock on margin and have met the initial margin requirements, the New York Stock Exchange requires that the equity in your account must always represent at least 50% of the current market value of the stock.
www.financialdiscovery.net /Articles/margin_investing.htm   (1737 words)

 Box model
In the case of negative margins, the maximum of the absolute values of the negative adjoining margins is deducted from the maximum of the positive adjoining margins.
The bottom margin of an in-flow block-level element with a 'height' of 'auto' and 'min-height' less than the element's used height and 'max-height' greater than the element's used height is adjoining to its last in-flow block-level child's bottom margin if the element has no bottom padding or border.
An element's own margins are adjoining if the 'min-height' property is zero, and it has neither vertical borders nor vertical padding, and it has a 'height' of either 0 or 'auto', and it does not contain a line box, and all of its in-flow children's margins (if any) are adjoining.
www.w3.org /TR/CSS21/box.html   (2906 words)

 Margin of Error   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Writers who don't understand margin of error, and its importance in interpreting scientific research, can easily embarrass themselves and their news organizations.
So you can think of the margin of error at the 95 percent confidence interval as being equal to two standard deviations in your polling sample.
Don't overlook that fact that the margin of error is a 95 percent confidence interval, either.
www.nilesonline.com /stats/margin.shtml   (549 words)

 Text and Margin Width Influences   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Thus, although none of the above claims regarding margin space include specific references to empirical data, all agree that margin space is an important factor when considering readability.
There were 10 trials for each combination of text width (4, 6, or 8 inches) and margin space (0,.5, 1, or 1.5 inches), not including the largest margin sizes for the 8-inch text width.
The highest ratings were given to the 4-inch text width with 0.5,1, and 1.5-inch margin spaces, which also showed the highly efficient possessing.
hubel.sfasu.edu /research/textmargin.html   (917 words)

 Invest FAQ:Strategy:Buying on Margin
This is my personal comfort level, but yours may be higher or lower depending on your risk tolerance, your portfolio return vs. the interest rate on your debt, and your degree of bullishness about your investments and general market conditions.
Never use margin unless you follow the market and your investments on a daily basis, and you consider yourself well-informed about the factors that could influence your asset value.
I consider margin debt to be a tactic rather than a strategy.
www.invest-faq.com /articles/strat-margin.html   (401 words)

 Box model
The second illustrates the relationship between the margins, padding, and borders of the UL elements and those of its children LI elements.
The 'margin' property is a shorthand property for setting 'margin-top', 'margin-right', 'margin-bottom', and 'margin-left' at the same place in the style sheet.
In the case of negative margins, the absolute maximum of the negative adjoining margins is deducted from the maximum of the positive adjoining margins.
www.w3.org /TR/REC-CSS2/box.html   (2174 words)

 Investor Tips: Margin - Borrowing Money To Pay for Stocks
Some investors have been shocked to find out that the brokerage firm has the right to sell their securities that were bought on margin – without any notification and potentially at a substantial loss to the investor.
Before trading on margin, the NYSE and NASD, for example, require you to deposit with your brokerage firm a minimum of $2,000 or 100 percent of the purchase price, whichever is less.
Under most margin agreements, even if your firm offers to give you time to increase the equity in your account, it can sell your securities without waiting for you to meet the margin call.
www.sec.gov /investor/pubs/margin.htm   (1409 words)

 Andy Budd::Blogography: No Margin for Error
Margin collapsing is a CSS phenomenon I've been familiar with for a while.
By removing the border around the outer div, the margins of the contained elements are now adjacent to the margin of the preceding element (in this case a paragraph tag) and have all collapsed together.
The result is no extra margin being added to the bottom of #nav (Shrink the borwser window so the bottom of the window is near the bottom of #nav and there is no vertical scroll bar.) Add margin bottom to #nav and the scrollbar returns.
www.andybudd.com /blog/archives/000114.html   (2965 words)

 HTML Ref » Reference » Appendix B » margin properties
The margin property sets a consistent margin on all four sides of the affected element.
Margin values can be set to a specific length (15pt, 2em, and so on) or to a percentage value of the block element's width.
Margins can be set to negative values but content may be clipped.
www.htmlref.com /reference/appb/css_margins.htm   (345 words)

Under the percentage based margin, the required margin for all accounts is a percentage of the numerical value of the Base Currency or the first currency in a pair.
For USD based currency pairs, the minimum margin requirement is equal to $1000 per unit.
Margins will be expressed as a percentage of the unit size of a currency pair rather than being calculated as a function of a fixed dollar amount.
www.mgforex.com /eng/forex-trading/content/forex-margin.htm   (713 words)

 IE Doubled Float-Margin Bug - CSS fixes and workarounds
The float has a left margin of "100px", producing a 100px gap between the left edge of the container box and the left edge of the float box.
This bug only occurs when the float margin goes in the same direction as the float and is trapped directly between the float and the inside edge of the container box.
Up 'til now (Jan '04) this bug was thought to be unfixable, and was generally controlled by replacing the faulty margin with a left padding on a non-visible float, along with a nested inner box to serve as the visible box within the invisible float, or by hacking a one-half margin value for IE/win only.
www.positioniseverything.net /explorer/doubled-margin.html   (795 words)

 GCI Financial Ltd - Online Forex and CFD Trading
GCI is able to maintain these low margin requirements by enabling automatic liquidation of positions once a margin call is reached.
Margin requirements for the Standard Forex and Share CFD accounts are set to $500 per lot by default (2% on shares).
Margin requirements for the Mini Forex and Mini Share accounts are set to $50 per lot by default (2% on shares).
www.gcitrading.com /margin.htm   (600 words)

 Joe Ross - Trading Educators - Resources - Glossary
Margin: The amount of money or collateral deposited by a customer with his broker, by a broker with a clearing member, or by a clearing member with the clearinghouse, for the purpose of insuring the broker or clearinghouse against loss on open futures contracts.
(1) Initial margin is the total amount of margin per contract required by the broker when a futures position is opened; (2) Maintenance margin is a sum which must be maintained on deposit at all times.
Original Margin: Term applied to the initial deposit of margin money each clearing member firm is required to make according to clearinghouse rules based upon positions carried, determined separately for customer and proprietary positions; similar in concept to the initial margin or security deposit required of customers by exchange regulations.
www.tradingeducators.com /resources/glossary_i.htm   (3742 words)

 learn web standards :: css guide - margin properties
A margin is the space between an element and the elements to its top, left, bottom and right.
Margins can be specified as either a percentage, a length or using the keyword auto.
Margins can be used to achieve similar effects to the positioning properties which we discuss below and padding (we talk about padding next).
westciv.com /style_master/academy/css_tutorial/properties/margin.html   (409 words)

 Invest FAQ:Regulation:Margin Requirements
If the account holder doesn't meet the margin call, then four times the amount of the call will be liquidated within the account.
To satisfy the margin requirement with stock, the customer must deposit marginable stock with a loan value of 50,000 (two times the amount of the call).
To maintain a short position, rule 2520 requires margin of $5 per share or 30 percent of the current market value (whichever is greater).
invest-faq.com /articles/regul-margin.html   (1088 words)

 USATODAY.com - Risky buying on margin surges again   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Margin is using borrowed money to buy stocks and using other stock as collateral on the loan.
Margin borrowing at NASD-regulated firms is up 412% this year and 32% in July.
The last time margin balances at NASD brokers topped $20 billion was March 2000 — just as the market was about to head into a brutal three-year slide.
www.usatoday.com /money/perfi/stocks/2003-09-24-margin_x.htm   (574 words)

 What Is Margin?
Margin is available when you write a check or make a Fidelity check card transaction that exceeds your Core account balance.
Margin borrowing involves risk, and may not be suitable for everyone.
However, depending on how margin is used and how you currently manage your debt, margin borrowing may provide you an additional lower interest, cost-effective credit-borrowing tool.
personal.fidelity.com /products/stocksbonds/content/margin2.shtml   (324 words)

 Disclosure of Risks of Margin Trading
A decline in the value of securities or futures contracts that are purchased on margin may require you to provide additional funds to IB to avoid the forced sale of those securities or futures contracts or other assets in your account(s).
Some investors mistakenly believe that a firm must contact them for a margin call to be valid, and that the firm cannot liquidate securities or other assets in their accounts to meet the call unless the firm has contacted them first.
Your failure to maintain adequate margin in the event of an increased margin rate generally will cause IB to liquidate or sell securities or futures contracts in your account(s).
www.interactivebrokers.com /cgi-pub/open_sample_forms.pl?file=MarginTradingRiskDisclosure.html   (523 words)

 Small Business Calculators: Gross profit margin
While some ratios uncover trends by looking at the past, the gross profit margin is a tool you can use to chart your company's future.
A gross profit margin of 0.33:1 means that for every dollar in sales, you have 33 cents to cover your basic operating costs and profit.
For example, if a product costs $8 to produce, and your gross profit margin is 20 percent, you can calculate your pricing by dividing your cost by (1-.0.2).
www.bankrate.com /brm/news/biz/bizcalcs/ratiogross.asp   (312 words)

 CBOE - Micro Site
(In 2005 the SEC approved portfolio margining for certain stock index options positions.) In certain cases the new portfolio margining requirements may be applied in lieu of the strategy-based margin requirements.
A document with examples of synthetic long ETF positions (options) offset with an index futures contract that is not eligible for portfolio margining compared to examples using the same synthetic ETF positions offset with a security futures contract on a broad-based ETF.
Exchange margin rules allow a broker-dealer to accept an "escrow agreement" in respect of short options, in lieu of cash or securities.
www.cboe.com /margin   (631 words)

 Amazon.com: Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives: Books: Richard A. ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Margin is the space that once existed between ourselves and our limits.
Defining margin as the space that exists between people and their personal limits, Swenson suggests it is has largely been squeezed out of our lives and become yet another casualty of the harried and hurried times in which we live.
Yet margin must be restored if we are to experience health through contentment, simplicity, balance and rest, he says.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0891098887?v=glance   (2439 words)

 Margin Trader
Suncorp has brought together two existing products (Suncorp Margin Lending and Suncorp Share Trade) to allow you to buy shares through Suncorp Share Trade and settle directly to a Suncorp Margin Lending facility.
Details of the features and benefits can be found on this website however, if you would like to visit our interactive website please go to www.margintrader.com.au.
Suncorp Margin Lending is issued by Suncorp-Metway Limited ABN 66 010 831 722
www.suncorp.com.au /margintrader/html/scene1.asp   (154 words)

 Margin Web & Media in Sundsvall - We Love The Web
Margin Web and Media in Sundsvall - We Love The Web
Margin Web and Media är en webbutveckling och design studio.
Det kan vara en webbplats, ett varumärke eller en applikation vi har expertisen att erbjuda dig en lösning.
margin.se   (67 words)

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