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margin call

noun, Stock Exchange.
1.
a demand from a brokerage house to a customer that more money or securities be deposited in his or her margin account when the amount in it falls below that stipulated as necessary to cover the stock purchased.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65
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  • The reality is that there was a margin call on the debt.
  • If actual clean-up costs for the insolvency are less than the margin call, the excess can be refunded.
  • Funds used to meet a day-trading margin call would be required to remain in the account for two business days.
  • Generally, the net capital rule requires broker-dealers to take a capital charge if a customer fails to meet a margin call.
  • Accounts of this kind would generally be subject to a margin call.
  • The stock's price falls and the broker issues a margin call.
  • The stock price falls and the broker issues a margin call.

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